Banana Split Monday

by Ashley on September 30, 2013

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I’m hoping to have a productive and positive week. What about you?!

We had an awesome weekend filled with lots of quality family time.

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Friday, I ventured to my first high school football game since leaving high school many moons ago. My youngest sister is now a varsity cheerleader herself, so it was fun to see her cheer on her team as I once did.

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Saturday morning started with a long walk with my parents and then we ventured up to Dustin’s parents house to spend the day outside grilling, celebrating both Dustin’s and my sis-in-law’s birthdays, sipping sangria and watching a little bit of football!

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White wine, lemon lime soda water, strawberries, Granny Smith apples, and raspberries.

Sunday was a lazy day. We started the day with strawberry pancakes and homemade vegan lattes, followed by car washing, a little reading, a long evening walk and black bean chili and “fries” to finish the night off.

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Anyone else do Greek yogurt on their pancakes? And yes, that is a Boxer coffee mug; I’m turning into the crazy Boxer lady soon enough!

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Today has been a little bit slow but I’m excited and thankful for a great week ahead. To kick things off I want to share this banana split recipe to help your Monday be awesome too! This recipe is extremely easy and one your family is sure to love!

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Banana Split For One (Sharing is kind too!)

Ingredients

  • 1 large banana, sliced down the middle
  • 3 strawberries, quartered
  • 2 tbsp fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbsp diced pineapple
  • 1 tbsp chopped nuts (any kind: walnuts, pecans, almonds, peanuts)
  • 1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 oz dark chocolate, melted for ~1 minute

Directions

  1. Slice banana down the middle and place in a dish.
  2. Sprinkle with quartered strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, nuts and coconut flakes.
  3. Melt dark chocolate for ~1 minute (careful not not burn).
  4. Drizzle chocolate over banana split and enjoy!
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I hope you have a wonderful afternoon!

Good health!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen September 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Wow girl that looks amazing! Who needs the ice cream when you’ve got all that good stuff on top? 😉
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Ashley September 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm

You are right about that! I’ve never missed ice cream less in my life ha! So easy and so delicious!

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Heather @TheSoulfulSpoon September 30, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Oh wow this looks good! I’m not sure what I want to try first, the pancakes, lattes or the black bean chili! I hope you have a recipe for that chili by the way! It looks great:) Oh, and the Banana Split- TO DIE FOR!:)
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Ashley October 1, 2013 at 10:35 am

Haha! It was a day of good eats for sure! 🙂 The black bean chili was this similar recipe http://ashleyharperevans.com/2011/08/08/vegan-cornbread-w-black-quinoa-and-black-bean-chili/ … Super tasty and a fall favorite!!

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