Are you enjoying this summer’s fresh produce yet? If you’re feeling like you need some inspiration, look no further than the Dole “Get Up And Grow” tour – There’s a virtual cornucopia of fresh recipe ideas, from smoothies to main courses to desserts.
Inspired by the healthy bounty on the Get Up and Grow tour, we took some of our favorite Dole products and made what we’re calling the Breakfast Banana Split. It’s like a healthier version of a banana split, using Greek yogurt, tons of fruit, and granola instead of chocolate sprinkles. It’s kind of a more fun way to eat fruit and yogurt. And believe us, it didn’t even take a single word of encouragement to get the kids to dive into these breakfast “splits.”
- 4 large Dole bananas
- 2 cups Greek yogurt
- ½ Dole pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
- 1 cup mixed fresh berries (we used blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries)
- 1 cup crunchy granola
- 4 cherries (optional)
- Prepare the bananas: Remove the peels; then slice the bananas in half lengthwise. Arrange each pair of banana halves on a plate or long bowl.
- Place a ½ cup scoop of yogurt between each pair of banana halves. Divide berries and arrange on top of yogurt for each plate. Sprinkle granola on top of each plate and garnish with a cherry if desired.
Of course you can mix it up however you like (change up the fruits, add nuts, or try different flavors of yogurt or cereal.) The beauty of making this for breakfast is that it helped us all to eat about twice as much fruit for as we normally would have – which fits right in with the goals we set in the Dole Get Up And Grow Pledge.
Looking for more fun and tasty ideas to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet? Check out the Dole Get Up and Grow tour for recipes and more. And keep watching this space, as we continue to saturate your summer with the freshest fruits and veggies around!
Disclosure : I am an official ambassador for Dole. Dole provided me with Free Banana coupons for the purpose of this post, as well as compensation for my time. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine.