Banana Yogurt Split with Berries and Coconut: The Healthy Summer Dessert

I am sharing Cat Cora's recipe with you today. Honestly,  I cannot get enough of this healthy and easy dish after making it this week.  I ate it for an afternoon snack the other day with the kids, and I'm even thinking of serving it for breakfast.  It's really good. 

Healthy Dessert for Summer: Banana Yogurt Split with Berries and Coconut

Cat Cora, the well-known Iron Chef of America, and restaurateur developed this recipe and a few others exclusively for Residence Inn by Marriott.  Since all rooms are suites with full-kitchens, guests will be given these recipes along with the option of grocery delivery to make them. This is part of Residence Inn's commitment to balance healthy nutrition when traveling.  You all know that as much as I love to dine out, I even get tired of eating out when I'm on the road.  It's nice to have the option to prepare a simple, home-cooked meal.  My daughter helped me make this recipe. 

Easy, Healthy Dessert

I left out the goji berries when I made it for the kids because they were not available to me at the time. 

Enjoy! I really think this is the recipe of the summer.  You can view the other healthy recipes from Cat Cora, the Inn's Resident Mom of the Year for 2013, on the Residence Inn by Marriott website. 

Banana Yogurt Split

Banana Yogurt Split with Berries and Coconut
Serves 4

2 bananas, peeled and split longwise
2 cups blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, etc.
1 pint lowfat or non-fat plain or vanilla yogurt
1 cup crushed graham crackers
¼ cup shredded coconut (optional)
¼ cup goji berries
4 bowls

In a nice bowl or wine glass, spoon a dollop of the yogurt into the base of the glass and then top with a sprinkling of graham crackers, a layer of sliced bananas, then a few berries, and then start again with the yogurt, continuing the pattern until the glass is filled.  Garnish with coconut and goji berries.  Repeat with the remaining 3 glasses and serve immediately.

*You could also use frozen yogurt or ice cream.

Disclosure:  No compensation was provided for this post.  I'm sharing this recipe simply because I think it's good.  I have bought the ingredients to try Cat Cora's stir-fry recipe, too, but haven't made it yet.  It's on my dinner rotation for later in the week. 

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