YoBanana Split

National Banana Split Day is August 25. There’s nothing like a banana split – it’s an American Classic. Too many will send our bodies into sugar overload though, so this year we’ve ‘healthified’ the Banana Split and we’re calling it YoBanana Split. We’ve substituted all the sugary ingredients with healthy alternatives so your Banana Split is not lacking in ingredients or flavor, and I promise, it’s really good…so good and healthy for you, you can have several times a week. Plus it will keep you full and satisfied. Since this is so healthy, you should host a brunch, or just incorporate it into a party with a YoBanana Split Bar. All the items/ideas you need are below to make your party bananas of fun!

Ingredients Comparison
Banana Split vs. YoBanana Split
banana = 1 banana
ice cream = 2-3 scoops of Greek yogurt
sprinkles = 1/8-1/4 tsp ground flax seeds and 1/8-1/4 tsp chia seeds
chopped nuts = ¼ cup walnuts
chocolate sauce or Oreos = ¼ cup blueberries
caramel drizzle = 1 tsp honey drizzle
cherry on top = 1-3 rainier cherries on top

Begin with a banana on the boat-shaped dish, and then add scoops of yogurt on top of it. I made mine with 3 scoops, 1 strawberry flavored Greek yogurt and the other 2 plain Greek yogurt.
Then, sprinkle the chia and flax seeds on top.
Add walnuts, blueberries and then drizzle honey for a touch of sweetness and top it off with a cherry, or 3!

Party Ideas
Make your own DIY invites – here’s a banana inspiration from DoItYourself Invitations.com.
Send guests home with a treat in these adorable Banana party favor boxes from Piggy Bank Parties.
Set up a YoBanana Split Bar with inspiration from here and here. Just remember to fill your bowls/containers with healthy ingredients.
If you really want to make a statement, Oh Happy Day! made some kids really happy when they constructed a 10 foot long Banana Split. You can do the same, even with different ingredients.
Order these Banana Split boats for your guests to create their own YoBanana Split.

Happy {early} Banana Split day from the 3 sisters at Tutto Bella.

{images via Tutto Bella}

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