Yes, my boys have been working on their letters this week and blueberries, boys and banana splits definitely starts with the letter B. You know what starts with the letter C? Cancer. I taught my boys about cancer this week by explaining that it’s a disease that makes you really sick. We even spoke of my Abuela, Mama Isabel, and how she is now with Jesus because she got sick with cancer. As difficult as this was to explain to my children I did let them know that we were not to worry about cancer and that by eating nourishing foods, getting lots of exercise and sleep, Jesus would take care of us! Now that’s encouragement!
So why am I writing about all of this? The fab people at Foodbuzz
put out a call to support the Ovarian Cancer Research fund by creating a banana split. Support ovarian cancer by creating a banana split… huh? I know sounds wierd, but here’s how it works. Kelly Ripa and Electrolux have partnered with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. For every banana split that is created on Kelly Confidential, $1 is donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund!
Very similar to the cake experience I had in New York this past February. Since I was a part of that and most all of us have had cancer effect us somehow in our lives, I knew I wanted to be a part of this. Foodbuzz will select 9 posts to be featured on Monday’s Top 9 as well as donate $50 for every post that is created to support this cause. So this is my way of helping fight cancer!
Making banana splits are FUN! The kids love it and in ours, we went full circle! We’ve gathered our own strawberries this past May and yesterday we went blueberry picking to sprinkle on our splits.
The banana splits my family had in mind are wholesome and nourishing! That’s right, homemade ice cream and whipped cream!
Our homemade whipped-cream was SO GOOD and also naturally sweetened with raw honey and a tablespoon of pure vanilla extract. There is nothing like homemade whipped cream! I’ll be sharing my naturally sweetened recipe in a later post 😉 After making our key elements, I mashed some frozen strawberries from my garden and set it out with banana’s and blueberries for the boys to create their own banana splits.
Yummy, sweet and so good for you! I think this day was a success.