Thursday, January 26, 2012

Guilt-Free Banana Split

This is a very satisfying treat when you are craving ice cream while on a diet.  Not only does it taste like a banana split, but it's made with all guilt-free ingredients so you can eat one every day and still stick to your diet.

Here's what you will need:

Whipped cream
Sugar-free chocolate syrup
Optional toppings: chopped nuts, sliced strawberries, sprinkles

Put the whipped cream in the freezer (I guess this would be a good time to mention that you should use the kind that comes in a plastic container, not the aerosol cans).  Slice the banana lengthwise.  When frozen, scoop 2 scoops of whipped cream on top of the banana (about 1/2 cup).  Pour chocolate syrup over it.  Add any other desired toppings.

Take a big bite.  I know, right?  Delicious!  And here's why you don't have to feel guilty: all of the ingredients are healthy.  You've got the banana, and well, duh, that's fruit.  Whipped cream is low in calories, fat, and sugar, and when you freeze it, it tastes a lot like ice cream.  And the sugar-free chocolate syrup is low in calories and sugar too.  Besides, you don't have to use a lot of it anyway.

Here is the nutrition information for one banana split:
Calories: 200
Fat: 4g
Saturated fat: 4g
Trans fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 50mg
Carbs: 41g
Fiber: 4.1g
Protein: 2.3g

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