A Banana Split for breakfast?!? Yes, you read that correctly you and your kids can enjoy dessert for breakfast or anytime of the day really. This decadent Banana Split is full of super foods, antioxidants, 18 of our 22 amino acids and all 9 essential acids, potassium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, zinc, all trace minerals, lots of omega-3, all our B vitamins as well as A, C, D, E & K while boosting yours and your children’s immunological libraries, improving cognition, verbal fluency, logic, deductive reasoning, math skills, focus, neural communication and wound healing as well as balancing hormones including lowering adrenaline and cortisol while increasing endorphins, dopamine and anandamide, improving skin, heart, kidneys, liver, eyes, digestion, brain, bladder, lungs, teeth, reproductive organs, increase blood flow to brain, strengthen bone density, heal damaged brain cells and neuron tissue and detox heavy metals as well as being anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial all while improving insulin sensitivity, regulating blood sugar and loosing weight to give you and your children steady energy from healthy whole foods all day long. Can a Banana Split really do all that? Yes, yes it can and so much more like boosting collagen production, preventing cancer, reversing the effects of tobacco smoke, regulating ph levels and reducing belly fat just to name a few reasons why all of these ingredients should be staples in your kitchen.

When we think about “health food” we often think about how we’re going to restrict, limit or otherwise punish ourselves for our health blah blah blah eat food that tastes bland like cardboard covered in despair because we have to blah blah blah…

I completely reject this line of thinking. We encourage you to eat more frequently and eat more calories as often as you want whenever you feel hungry, we encourage you to eat pizza, pasta, bread, ice cream and cake and you “reward” yourself everyday with delicious decadent dishes just with different ingredients.

We’ve been taught cancer is a death sentence and gluten is part of a balanced diet when the opposite is true. Gluten will kill you, cancer is the cure and food is our medicine. Healthy food is delicious and makes us feel good elevating our frequencies to be in harmony with creation.

As a doctor, naturopath, nutritionist, healer and chef every dish from my kitchen to yours is a work of art that sparks your imagination and engages your senses while healing and strengthening your body without sacrificing taste.

I developed this Morning Banana Split recipe during a plague of bananas that once overtook a small Costa Rican beach hamlet I once lived. This crazy Cuban stole a pickup’s worth of bananas from an overturned abandoned Dole truck and gave everyone in our town huge bunches of bananas. This gift started with lots of tasty banana waffles and tropical smoothies until months passed, our town was still overrun with bananas and we were all sick of them. We got creative with mixed results. Banana “fries” were pretty popular-ish for a hot minute although the grilled mahi-mahi stuffed with banana slices much less so. When everyone else went savory I felt inspired to load up a classic banana split with a bunch of healthy ingredients. I love the contrast of textures and balance of sweet and salty and lots of fresh fruit. The first time I made this dish I had a bunch of fresh pineapple, papaya, guava and passion fruit which made an equally delicious though very different banana split experience. Often I use whatever whole organic fruits are ripening in my garden or gifted to me other humans with abundance in their gardens. Regardless of the fruits I’m using, every time I start to prepare this dish my mouth begins to water. Every bite feels like an indulgence.

Let’s prepare some food…

INGREDIENTS
1 Banana
1⁄2 cup Sliced Almonds
1⁄2 cup Almond Butter
1⁄2 cup Gluten Free Granola* 3⁄4 cups Ice Cream* (3 scoops) 1⁄4 cup Chocolate Sauce*
1 tsp Chia Seeds
1 tsp Flax Seeds

1 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
1⁄2 cup Raspberries
1⁄2 cup Blueberries
1⁄2 cup Blackberries
Pinch Himalayan pink salt
1⁄4 cup Pomegranate Seeds (optional)

EQUIMPENT

1 Plate
1 Butter knife

1 Ice cream scoop Teaspoon Tablespoon
1⁄4 Cup

1⁄2 Cup

PREPERATION

  1. Have your Granola, Ice cream and Chocolate Sauce prepared and ready to use
  2. Peel banana
  3. Slice in half vertically
  4. Place on center of plate with the inside of the banana facing up
  5. Spread almond butter over banana with butter knife
  6. Sprinkle Chia Seeds and Flax seeds all over
  7. Add Ice Cream (3 scoops per human: 1 chocolate, 1 vanilla, 1 strawberry)
  8. Sprinkle Granola all over
  9. Add Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and Pomegranate Seeds (optional) all over
  10. Sprinkle Himalayan pink salt all over
  11. Sprinkle Sliced Almonds all over
  12. Sprinkle Pumpkin Seeds all over
  13. Drizzle with Chocolate Sauce all over
  14. Eat and enjoy guilt free because every bite nourishes your body

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