Watermelon Blueberry Banana Split

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4th Of July Recipe Idea

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Summer brings a lot of great things to enjoy, not the least of which is great-tasting melons and berries. Here’s a fun, healthy recipe idea for the 4th of July – or anytime.  It’s reminiscent of a much-richer dessert and one that’s sure to please fruit-lovers.

Don’t have a banana split dish? Get creative — corn dishes are perfect.  Kids will have fun making and eating this delicious red, white and blue treat.

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Ingredients

2 large bananas
8 “scoops” watermelon and/or cantaloupe
1 cup blueberries, raspberries or strawberries
1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup granola

Instructions

Peel bananas and cut in half crosswise, then cut each piece in half lengthwise. For each serving, lay 2 banana pieces against the sides of a shallow dish.

Use an ice cream scoop to create balls of watermelon. Remove seeds, if needed.

Place a watermelon scoop at each end of the dish.

Fill the center space with berries. Stir yogurt until smooth, spoon over the watermelon. Sprinkle with granola.

(Serves 4)

How To Video: Watermelon Blueberry Banana Split

Watch Stephanie Barlow of the National Watermelon Promotion Board demonstrate her version:

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