In this heart-wise version of the good old banana split, whipped cream and toffeed walnuts are replaced by an irresistible topping of homemade pumpkin-seed crunch.
• Pepitas are also known as pumpkin seeds. Buy them from the health-food aisle of the supermarket. Use the leftovers as a snack either on their own or mixed with dried fruit and unsalted nuts.
Try a CHOCOLATE-STRAWBERRY SPLIT:
• Replace the bananas with 500 g (about 2 punnets) strawberries, hulled and halved, and use strawberry frozen yoghurt instead of vanilla.
Along with the heart-healthy mineral potassium and vitamin B6, bananas also contain a type of soluble fibre called pectin, which has cholesterol-lowering benefits.