A healthy and delicious banana split with turmeric paste, yogurt, peanut butter and berries: a perfect light dessert or even breakfast.
Feel like having something sweet but not wanting to put sugar and lots of calories into you? Well, this Healthy Banana Split with Turmeric and Yogurt might be the perfect solution. This was my biggest revelation during this Turmeric Paste series on Where is My Spoon. I liked all the other dishes a lot, very much indeed, but this banana split with turmeric paste and peanut butter is my personal favorite.
I had actually made it for breakfast one morning, inspired by a recipe I saw in an older issue of Good Food magazine and I liked it so much, I kept making it again and again during the following weeks. At the moment it is my “to-go” recipe whenever I need something sweet yet healthy.
I use my beloved Turmeric Paste for Golden Milk to make the “dressing” for this dessert, which I simply stir into the yogurt. I do recommend taking the extra 15 minutes to make the turmeric paste. However, if you don’t feel like doing it, you could replace it by stirring about ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder directly into the yogurt. And you might want to add a bit of grated ginger and a tiny sprinkle of black pepper for good measure, the turmeric paste does contain these two ingredients and they do give the yogurt the extra kick.
Otherwise, a very easy recipe, which can be made in less than five minutes and which will leave you completely satisfied. Do give it a try, I am sure you will not be disappointed.
And if you want to know more about turmeric and its benefits, not to mention a few more ideas for using the turmeric paste for golden milk, have a look at this article: Health Benefits and Uses for Turmeric Paste.
- 1 banana
- small handful raspberries
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- ½ teaspoon turmeric paste for golden milk (see note)
- 1 teaspoon peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon honey
- a sprinkle of cinnamon
- a very small handful roasted almond flakes
- a sprinkle cocoa nibs, optional
- a sprinkle chia seeds, optional
- an extra drizzle of honey, optional
In a small bowl mix together the yogurt, turmeric paste for golden milk, peanut butter, honey and cinnamon. Whisk well to combine the ingredients.
Slice the banana lengthwise, place on a plate and drizzle the turmeric yogurt on top. Add the raspberries, roasted almond flakes. If using, sprinkle the dessert with cocoa nibs, chia seeds and an extra drizzle of honey. Serve immediately.
You could replace the turmeric paste for golden milk with ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, very little grated ginger and a tiny sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper.
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