Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Banana Split!!

I love www.hungry-girl.com ....they understand we are human and need something yummy every once in a while.

My friend Charlotte and I were talking about how Dick and I would have angel food cake and strawberries every night when we first started thedailyplate. It helped to not feel deprived and gave us hope we could really do this....Dick looks so nice in his 36 inch pants and those 12's are feeling loose on me.

Here's their recipe, a regular Banana Split would be around 850 calories.


1 small banana

2 ripe strawberries,

roughly chopped 1/4 cup Breyers Double Churn Free Creamy Vanilla fat-free ice cream

1/4 cup Breyers Double Churn Free French Chocolate fat-free ice cream

3 tbsp. Cool Whip Free, thawed

2 tsp. Hershey's Lite chocolate syrup 4 tbsp.

Fat Free Reddi-wip

Optional: 1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda!)


Mash the strawberries until a puree is achieved (warming them for a few seconds in the microwave, if needed, will help). In a small dish, mix the puree with the Cool Whip until completely blended. For a sweeter flavor (optional), mix in half or all of a no-calorie sweetener packet.

Place mixture in the freezer until just frozen (do not over-freeze, or it will be hard to scoop). Peel the banana, and then cut it in half lengthwise. Place halves in a long dessert dish with the flat sides facing inwards. Scoop the frozen strawberry/Cool Whip mixture into the center of the banana "boat".

Place the chocolate ice cream on one side of the strawberry scoop and the vanilla ice cream on the other side. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the entire banana split, and then squirt the Reddi-wip over the whole dessert as well. Now dig in!

Serving Size: 1 banana split (entire recipe)

Calories: 237

Fat: 0.5g

Sodium: 72mg

Carbs: 56.5g

Fiber: 6.5g

Sugars: 32.5g

Protein: 4g
POINTS® value 4*

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1 comment:

Felicia said...

Deprivation is no fun! Great tips for helping us moderately indulge.