As I was contemplating what to make for breakfast that would best use the extra things in my fridge before I leave for the weekend, I read Broccoli Hut‘s comment about healthy banana splits! Just like that, breakfast was born 🙂


IMG_0152My current batch of yogurt isn’t strained, so I needed something to thicken it up: chia pudding! Two packages from Oh!Nuts and Navitas Naturals came in quite handy. These have to be the jumbo-est Medjool dates I’ve ever seen:


I followed Kristen’s holiday chia pudding recipe, but I took out the “holiday” (cloves, ginger, lucuma) because I just wanted vanilla. Also, I halved everything except the chia seeds and added 1/2 cup of yogurt. I probably should have taken out the water completely and only used yogurt because it didn’t get as thick as I wanted, but oh well! For today, I just popped it all in the freezer for a bit to get some firmness.

I split the 1/2 banana I had left and decorated it with my three flavors and some extras:


The vanilla scoop (plain chia pudding-yogurt):


The chocolate scoop (1/4 mashed avocado, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tbsp chia pudding-yogurt):


The berry scoop (chia pudding-yogurt mixed with chopped blackberries):


Topped with flax seeds, hemp seeds (some seem to have sprouted, hence the green), and cereal (and sided with yerba mate):


Right after breakfast, I’m off to my last class (where I think a last class celebration will be taking place) and, from there, on a bus to Providence. I wonder if Peter Pan will have Internet on the bus again?

What are your three ideal split scoop flavors?

Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my brother Mark!!!!! Yay for May birthdays 😀

18 thoughts on “Splitsville

  1. Erin says:

    Yay for last classes!
    Will you please come make me breakfast? You are so creative. I would have eaten oats with a banana on top.
    3 scoops? Vanilla, Pumpkin, and Cake batter.


  2. Meghan Telpner says:

    Yummy healthy breakfast. I would recommend grinding the flaxseeds first. Our sweet little bodies often have a challenge breaking down those seeds- so get the benefit- ground is best!


  3. brandi says:

    ooh, enjoy your last class! and happy birthday to your brother!

    3 flavors:
    mint chocolate chip
    rocky road

    what can I say – I like to live dangerously when it comes to ice cream


  4. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) says:

    How do I feel about dessert for breakfast? Pretty much the same way I feel about it for lunch…and dinner…and snacks…yeah it’s all good any time of day. 🙂

    And yeah I can identify with needing to leave town to relax. I try to go to CT or Boston whenever possible because it is night and day difference between those weekends vs. the ones I spend at home, when I inevitably rush around during the first half of Saturday so I feel like I “can” relax for the rest of the weekend. Have a great time at home!


  5. luckytastebuds says:

    hmmm your banana split looks like it’s got some major ice cream melting issues, but the flavors seem like they’d be divine!!! My ideal 3 would be green tea, honey comb chamomile, and taro!!!! hehehehe 😛 wait a go me…a banana split i’ll sadly never find. booo


  6. Christina says:

    ah I want to make chia pudding SO bad but can’t find the seeds. I’ve been searching for a month now! Maybe it’s time to breakdown and buy online.

    Hope you have a great trip back home!


  7. janetha says:

    daaang delicious bfast! good photos, good food.

    only three? vanilla bean (yes it has to be the bean, not just plain old vanilla), coffee almond and strawberry.



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