Celebrate Breakfast - Breakfast Banana Split
Start each day with a celebration – a fun, healthy breakfast!
Breakfast helps jump start the day and is a way to provide you and your family with additional nutrition including vitamins, minerals, fiber, and calcium. Try to include at least 3 different food groups (grain, fruit, vegetable, protein, dairy) in each breakfast to get a variety of nutrients.
My kids were extremely excited when I made these Breakfast Banana Splits for breakfast for them last week. The recipe is remarkably simple with only a few ingredients and the presentation is so colorful and inviting. My kids both gobbled up their banana splits and asked for more. Next time, I will include them in making their own breakfasts as I know they would have a blast in creating their own.
In addition to being simple, the Breakfast Banana Split is healthy and a great way to start the morning to refuel. The base, a split banana, contains fiber and potassium. For the yogurt, I use plain Greek yogurt for the added protein. Yogurt provides a good source of calcium and protein. The granola (grain) adds a great crunch to the breakfast, and I use Bear Naked Triple Berry Granola as it is lower in sugar than other granolas I have found. The banana split is delicious with the base of banana, yogurt and granola or would be even more fun with additional toppings (or switch it up each time!). Some additional toppings can include more fruit such as strawberries and blueberries which are full of vitamins and minerals. Nuts are a perfect way to add more crunch, texture and healthy fats and protein. Top off your banana split with a little sweetness by adding a drizzle of honey, chocolate syrup or even a sprinkle of chocolate chips.
Breakfast Banana Split
½ -1 banana, sliced in half
¼- ½ cup of yogurt (I use plain Greek yogurt for extra protein)
¼ cup granola (I use Bear Naked Triple Berry Granola as it is lower in sugar)
Other optional toppings:
· Fresh fruit – sliced strawberries, blueberries, banana slices, raspberries
· Nuts – sliced almonds, walnut pieces, cashews, pecans
· Drizzle of honey
· Drizzle of chocolate syrup
· Chocolate chips
Recipe inspired by Chef Paul Miranda, friend and neighbor.
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