10.13.2015

Banana Split Smoothie

Our Banana Split is the perfect kid-friendly green smoothie recipe around. Serve up some nutrients with whipped coconut cream and a cherry on top!

banana split smoothie in a cut glass on a table

Want a sweet treat for your kiddos without the artificial ingredients and sugar overload? We did, too! That’s why we created our take on this classic treat—so our kids could feel like they are drinking the most rawkin’ Banana Split Milkshake on the block! Top with fresh coconut whipped cream and they will never know that it has a handful of fresh fiber and nutrients included!

What’s in a Banana Split Smoothie?

A classic banana split is ice cream, fresh bananas, whipped cream and a cherry on top. Yet over the years I’ve seen tons of variations on this, including my own.

  • Spinach + Almond Milk: Make the “creamy base” for this banana split smoothie.
  • Cherries: add in some natural sugars and depth
  • Cacao Powder: Adds the chocolate notes throughout

This kid-friendly green smoothie recipe is from our book: Simple Green Smoothies: 100+ Tasty Recipes to Lose Weight, Gain Energy & Feel Great in Your Body! There’s an entire chapter dedicated to smoothies for little rawkstars. Each kid-friendly green smoothie contains leafy greens and fruit, and are 100% kid-tested and approved – order your copy today! And in the meantime, check out our other kid-friendly green smoothies and tips for getting kids to drink their smoothies and eat healthier.

Nutritious banana split green smoothie with coconut whipped cream

Banana Split Smoothie

Blend up this sweet banana split smoothie and watch your kiddos sip up some leafy green goodness without even knowing it! Top with a spoonful of coconut whipped cream and place a cherry on top for a fun, healthy treat.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Servings: 1
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Jen Hansard

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup cherries, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder, optional
  • 1 tablespoon almond slices, optional
  • whipped coconut cream, optional

Instructions

  • Blend the spinach and almond milk until smooth.
  • Add the bananas, cherries, cacao powder, and almonds and blend again.
  • Pour into a glass and top with a dollop of coconut whipped cream, if using.

Notes

  • Use at least one frozen fruit to chill down your smoothie bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 736mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1526IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 336mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Little one wanted a chocolate smoothie and bananas were quite ripe! This was delicious!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Kids + smoothies = A winning combo! So glad lil rawkstar loved it!

  2. Erin says:

    Such a fun smoothie! Is there a recipe for homemade coconut whipped cream that you would recommend? I found some at Trader Joe’s, yet would love to make my own.

  3. Heather says:

    OH.MY.GOODNESS. Best healthy ‘milkshake’ EVER. I’m in my third trimester and this just satisfied the chocolate craving I’ve been trying to fight! Thank you so much for all the hard work you do…this is my fourth smoothie I’ve tried from you ladies and all four times I’ve come back for more!! Absolutely amazing what you two do! <3

  4. Casey says:

    I can’t not express to you enough how much my 6 yr and 2 yr LOVE the banana split green smoothie. To hear my 6 yr son, aww that is sooo good, just warms my heart. Thank You soo much for posting this recipe !!!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      We love hearing that, Casey! Thank you so much for sharing the green smoothie love!

  5. Kylie says:

    Just made this delicious “green” smoothie, not that you would know there is anything green in it. Absolutely beautiful – thank you for the taste sensation!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      YAY! Thanks for reaching out Kylie, and thank you so much for your green smoothie love! <3

  6. Leanna says:

    Hi! I just came across your website last night while googling meal replacement smoothies and ladies, am I STOKED! I’m hooked on your website already and am going to order the book fast! Thank you for all you’ve put into it and for making everything so simple! Also, do any of the smoothie recipes on the website qualify for the 30 day challenge?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Leanna,

      Thank you so much for reaching out! We’re so excited you found us in this busy internet world! Our goal for you during our 30-Day Challenge is to add one (16 oz) green smoothie to your day in addition to your regular diet, so choose any recipe from our website, book or make up your own! We hope you will join us for our next challenge kicking off on January 1.

      Can’t wait? Check out our 30-Day Challenge E-Guide here…

      Cheers 🙂

  7. Meaninc says:

    Bought the book, tried this recipe. This is beyond delish. I used to make a variation of this with regular unsweetened dutch processed cocoa, vanilla syrup, and some other unhealthy stuff. But this recipe is more tasty, more healthy, and I’m amazed that I can’t taste the spinach. I’ve never used cacao powder before and never knew of its benefits. I dont feel any guilt in drinking this. Thanks for this great recipe!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Meaninc,

      Thank you so much for your support! We love hearing that you’re enjoying our new recipes and book! This is a favorite for kids + adults alike.

      Cheers 🙂

  8. Lisa says:

    Hi! Loving your recipes. Thank you! Just wondering if your book will be sold in australia? I realise it can be ordered but with the exchange rate and postage it cost quite a bit. And i also realise it is an ebook but u would really like a hard copy.

  9. Mariane cuisine says:

    Lovely idea

  10. Cheyenne says:

    So is there a recipe for the homemade coconut whipped cream?

  11. Judi says:

    is there a reason there isn’t any calorie information given with your smoothies recipes? Are they given in your new book?

    • Nicole says:

      Judi,
      Sms doesn’t include caloric or macronutrient info. If you wanted to look it up in myfitnesspal, that’s an option.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Judi,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  12. Kathy says:

    loveing the nutri bullet best ever

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Kathy,

      I blend with a NutriBullet and love it too! It’s a powerhouse mini-blender!!

      Cheers 🙂

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