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.
Southern Peaches are amazing right now (especially Chilton County Peaches), and they as tasty as they are huge! My 3 kids and I are on a smoothie kick, and I made this Peach Cobbler Protein Smoothie this morning which was a huge home run! I used fresh peaches, granola, protein powder, nonfat Greek yogurt and frozen peaches or ice. Don’t forget. If you don’t have fabulous fresh peaches, frozen peaches are just as healthy as fresh. They are picked at the peak and flash frozen. You can see more information on this at Easy Home Meals. One fresh peach (about 21/2 inches) is only 68 calories and has zero fat. Peaches contain 10 different vitamins. A large peach provides Vitamin A, which is important to healthy vision, Vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, niacin, folate and more.