Bananas cooked in dark brown sugar, butter, rum, and cinnamon, served over ice cream with pecans… sounds absolutely delicious, right?

Obviously, Bananas Foster is quite a decadent dessert, but like any tasty treat, it's not low in calories or friendly on the waistline. Instead of missing out on this classic dessert, try a lighter, smoothie version.

It's almost as amazing as the real thing!

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop (approximately 27g) vanilla protein powder

6-8 pecans

2 tsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp rum extract

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop (approximately 27g) vanilla protein powder

6-8 pecans

2 tsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp rum extract

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Directions: Combine ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Makes 1 serving

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