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Banana Split Smoothie

By Cakeyboi
bananas, strawberries, cherries, almond milk, smoothie
Yes, a Banana Split Smoothie, but we are not talking Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper or Snorky here!

Banana Split Smoothie

courtesy of BBC

Remember the dessert based smoothies I made back at the start of the year? There was carrot cake, black forest, lemon meringue, apple pie and hummingbird.
These were all packed full of fruit, but gave a nod and a wink to the delicious cakes they were based on.Well, I haven’t finished with smoothies yet.
Since getting my Optimum 9400 blender from Froothie, I am seriously becoming addicted to green smoothies, packed with fruit and spinach. But, I digress, I decided to try another dessert based one.
This Banana Split Smoothie contains bananas (obviously!), strawberries and cherries like you would find in a real Banana Split. I also added some almond milk to make it a little bit creamier.
bananas, strawberries, cherries, almond milk, smoothie

The cherries were frozen black cherries, which the blender whizzed up no problem. Whatever cherries you decide to use, remember to pit them. The Optimum 9400 would take care of the stones, but the smoothie might not be quite as tasty as you might have hoped.
I used cup measurements in this recipe. For smoothies, I find volume wins over weight. But if you don’t have cup measurement, pack a measuring jug full to the 250ml mark – that is one cup.
bananas, strawberries, cherries, almond milk, smoothie

To garnish the banana split smoothie, I frothed up some more almond milk and spooned this on top to ‘kinda’ look like cream. Not necessary, and neither are the sprinkles, but if making these for kids, always an option!
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Banana Split Smoothieby Stuart Vettese July-7-2014A rich fruity smoothie that tastes just like a Banana Split.Ingredients
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup cherries
  • 1 cup almond milk
InstructionsPlace all of the ingredients in the blender and whizz up until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!DetailsPrep time: 10 mins Cook time: Total time: 10 mins Yield: 2 large glasses

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