I love trying new healthy and delicious recipes for my family. One of my favorite things to change up are fruit smoothies…I can’t imagine a better way to help my son get through the irritations of teething!
Recently, we were able to try Nature’s Peak premium frozen fruit. I was sent a 16 oz. resealable bag of Paradise Fruit Medley (kiwi, mangos, peaches, pineapple, and cantaloupe) and a bag of sunburst mango.
When we came home from our holiday travels, our fridge was practically bare. My travel-weary and hungry boy kept asking for something to eat. He went to a cupboard to pull out his smoothie cup, and asked for a smoothie. How could I refuse?
We had cleaned out almost everything perishable before we went out of town. However, I did have some orange juice, some plain yogurt that we’d brought with us, and creamy coconut milk. I added those ingredients plus some Nature’s Peak sunburst mango to whip up a crowd-pleasing smoothie.
While it was blending, my son danced around the kitchen and squealed “SMOOTHIE!” with glee. As soon as I poured it into his cup (oh, and he didn’t think I was doing that quite fast enough) he slurped it down with a straw in less than a minute. Incredible.
I love Nature’s Peak frozen fruit because they are particular with the quality of selection, and they don’t add any sugar. Huge props for those features!
There are 12 varieties of frozen fruit and fruit blends available. I think I’d like to try the Berry Quartet with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries for a berry cobbler, or spooned over my buckwheat pancakes.
Nature’s Peak premium frozen fruit retails from $3 to $6, depending on the variety (and of course, some grocery stores vary in price).
Here’s a recipe that I hope to try this week–it was slightly modified from the recommended recipe on the bag of Sunburst Mango–my version doesn’t use added jam.
Mango Black Bean Salsa Recipe
(Dr. Dolly’s variation)
- 1 (15.5 oz.) can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen organic sweet corn, cooked according to package instructions, drained and cooled
- 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
- 1/3 cup chopped red onion
- 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 2 cups Nature’s Peak Sunburst Mangoes, chopped into 1/4-inch cubes
- 2-3 T fresh squeezed lime juice (juice from 1 lime)
- 1/4 cup Agave nectar
- 1-2 serrano peppers, seeded, chopped, to taste
- dash of sea salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use. Serve with fresh tortilla chips or as an accompaniment to grilled fish or poultry.
Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
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What’s your favorite smoothie or dish that uses tasty premium fruit?
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