I can’t think of something more classic and delicious then a banana split. If you are looking for an easy fluff salad recipe to add to your dessert table, we have something for you. Bananas, cherries, nuts, this Banana Split Fluff Salad is creamy and loaded with all the right nutrients.
Let’s go over some of these healthy ingredients. The banana is the main ingredient here. Bananas are one of the world’s most appealing fruits and an instant energy booster. With a wide variety of health benefits, they can also be a good way to get magnesium and vitamins C and B6.The health benefits of this popular fruit include supporting cardiovascular health, promoting psychological health, promoting weight loss, being good for the digestive system, helping to boost energy, promoting eye health, supporting skeletal health, helping to boost immunity, helping to eliminate anemia, a good home remedy, preventing ulcers and alleviating morning disease.Bananas are also high in manganese, potassium and natural sugars like sucrose, fructose and glucose.
Cherries have a healthy side too. Cherries are not only one of the healthiest fruits, but one of the healthiest foods in general. One cup, or approximately 21 cherries, contains less than 100 calories and 15% of your daily needs for vitamin C. They contain powerful antioxidants like anthocyanins and cyanidin, and natural melatonin, which is a powerful antioxidant. The anti-inflammatory effect of cherries can also help keep your body healthy.
To say that walnuts are a nutritious food is a huge understatement. Walnuts provide healthy fats, minerals, fiber and vitamins, and that’s just the beginning. They also contain iron, calcium, zinc, selenium, vitamin E and some B vitamins.Walnuts have a delicious taste and crunchy texture, so they are used in cookies, cakes, granola, cereals, energy bars, and the ever – popular walnut banana bread. Also used for baking are ground walnuts and flour. Walnut oil is a rich emollient and its anti – aging properties are well – known.The nuts were always regarded as ‘ brain food, ‘ perhaps because the walnut’s surface structure has a crinkly appearance like that of the brain. Because of this, they were regarded as a symbol of intelligence, leading to the belief that they are actually increasing one’s intellect.
A split banana is a dessert based on ice cream. It is dish up in a long dish called a boat in its traditional form. A banana is cut in half linear and laid in the dish. There are many modification of this dessert, but the classic banana split is made with three scoops of ice cream (one each of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry served between the split banana. A sauce or sauces (traditional are chocolate, strawberry, and caramel) are drizzled onto the ice cream, then crushed nuts (usually optional is peanuts or walnuts) and whipped cream (optional) topped with a maraschino cherry.
It’s a healthy snack for kids and adults, and might be the perfect side dish to any dinner or picnic.
- 1 box of instant banana pudding
- 1 can of crushed pineapple
- 1 container of Cool Whip
- 1 cup of mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts and 2 Tablespoons for garnish
- 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips
- 2 sliced bananas
- 2 jars of maraschino cherries, preferably halved
The preparation method is simple and easy, just follow it step by step.
First, stir together the pudding and pineapple, until it becomes dissolved and thickened. Then, fold in the Cool Whip with a spatula. Next, gently stir in the rest of the ingredients, the marshmallows, nuts, chocolate chips, bananas, and cherries. And last, add some of the chopped walnut on top.
Refrigerate at least 1-2 hours to chill.Makes salad for about 8 cups.
Then eat and enjoy!
TRADITIONAL BANANA SPLIT INGREDIENTS
- 1⁄2 cup vanilla ice cream
- 1⁄2 cup scoop chocolate ice cream
- 1⁄2 cup scoop strawberry ice cream
- 1 large ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (or Hot Fudge)
- 2 tablespoons strawberry ice cream topping (or fresh strawberries)
- 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
- 2 tablespoons wet walnut ice cream topping
- whipped cream
In an oval deep dish or a banana boat line up ice cream scoops next to each other. Cut off the ends of the banana while still in the peel (about 1/4 inch). Long slice in half. Pop each half of the banana out of the peel onto each side of the ice cream row, pressing down and in a little so it’ll stay put. Top the pineapple vanilla ice cream, chocolate with chocolate syrup, and strawberry with strawberry sauce. Spoon the wet walnuts across all three ice cream scoops. Use some whipped cream and a cherry to top each scoop. Enjoy! Enjoy!