School is back in full swing…already! No matter what age your kids are (mine are 13, 15 and 17), school mornings can be hectic. I needed a healthy back-to-school breakfast recipe, so I came up with this Pineapple Mango Smoothie recipe. This recipe starts with frozen fruits from Dole which make this smoothie recipe quick and simple (no chopping, no washing, and there is also no need to use ice). It has vitamins and minerals as well as protein which will help keep your kids fuller longer throughout the morning. Frozen fruits are picked at their peak of freshness, from the moment they are harvested so they are just as healthy as fresh. They are a great value and portioned which makes them great for snacking and quick recipes (and less waste). Feel free to add your favorite frozen fruits to make something new for breakfast, an afternoon snack or dessert. For more recipes using frozen foods, fruits and vegetables see Easy Home Meals.
Football season is almost upon us, and everyone has been asking me for simple tailgating recipes and ideas. Have you tried Lo Fruit Beverage? It’s is a healthy swap for sugary beverages and diet drinks that was specifically created with diabetics in mind. Drink one on its own or mix it as a cocktail like in this Guiltless Mango Mojito. It’s the perfect beverage to serve at outdoor parties, tailgate parties, for Labor day or just while relaxing on a hot day!
LO Fruit Beverage is a great tasting low sugar, and low carb fruit beverage. One ten ounce serving of LO Fruit Beverage contains the same amount of calories (35 – 45), carbs (8 – 11 grams), and sugars (7 – 10 grams) as found in one whole fruit. It is also a certified low GI (glycemic index) product, clinically tested by Glycemic Index Laboratories, kosher, vegan, and gluten free. LO Fruit Beverages are available at natural foods and specialty grocers across the U.S. such as Whole Foods, select Walgreen’s, H-E-B, and Rite Aid stores, and also online here.
As the heat wave of summer approaches, we can’t think of a better way to cool off than with a smoothie that’s both healthy and indulgent. Enjoy this Mango Smoothie with Tofu made with House Foods Tofu. This recipe will satisfy any craving and rejuvenate anyone on a hot summer day. It’s perfect for breakfast, after a workout or an afternoon snack.
House Foods Tofu offers both Premium & Organic products in five consistencies – soft, medium firm, firm, extra firm and super firm. All varieties are made exclusively with 100% US grown soybeans and are Non-GMO Product Verified, gluten-free and Kosher certified. Not only is House Foods Tofu low in fat and high in protein, it also has the ability to soak up any flavor and add body and texture to your favorite dishes.
Lately, I have been making a ton of smoothie recipes for my kids as the weather is changing, and we are trying not to get sick. This Mango Smoothie made with frozen Greek Yogurt is my newest favorite. I am so excited to find Adonia frozen Greek yogurt by Ciao Bella. We added frozen mango chunks by Dole (which are a great healthy snack), and I combined them with the Mango Frozen Yogurt and almond milk to create an incredibly fabulous refreshing smoothie. A 1/2 cup of the frozen Mango Yogurt contains 9 grams of protein, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fat and 130 grams calories. You can feel great about eating it as a dessert or afternoon snack. It’s been a perfect beat the heat treat. Some of my other favorite Smoothie recipe favorites, check out my Green Smoothie (below)