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Hello! TGIF my friends! I hope you had a great week! Whether you did or didn’t, I suspect today’s find is about to make it even better… it’s my new favorite snack. I mean, who doesn’t love to snack, right?! After Ryan and I went on our honeymoon to the Dominican Republic, I fell in love with tropical fruit. We had it at our beckon call 24-7 and it was divine. Living in Ohio, clearly I haven’t have that access, but I do now! Sunsweet has launched a new line of Philippine Tropicals and they are my fav new snack. I’ve been snacking on them as-is and using them in recipes, one of which is my fav new recipe, a ridiculously easy and delicious green smoothie that I’m sharing with you in a minute!
These tropical delights are sourced from a very lush area in the Philippine islands; they happen to be known for their one of a kind Marabella Mangos. The Sunsweet Philippine Green Mango variety is picked early, just as they start to ripen which adds a bright tanginess to the fruit. The original Philippine Mango is America’s #1 mango and the thick, soft, sweet pieces are just as delightful as the fresh supply from our honeymoon. The Thai Coconut Chip has a satisfying crunch (you know how sometimes you just need a crunchy snack?) with a warm, creamy touch of Vanilla. The Philippine Pineapple is juicy and delicious and taste just like biting into a fresh piece of pineapple.
I’ve been putting them in small leftovers containers so that Ryan and I can grab them for a quick on the go snack. He loves to keep a stash in his car since he spends about 6 hours a day in it for work.
I’m loving incorporating them into recipes as it makes summer feel a little bit closer (because it’s 17º right now in Columbus. Ew.) Here’s what I’ve got (so far). I’d love to hear from you in the comments what recipes pop into mind for you to make with these tropical treats!
Tropi-Kale Green Smoothie
This is my new obsession. This green smoothie is really toeing the line of snack vs. meal. It’s very filling and full of all kinds of healthy goodness.
1 container plain Greek yogurt
2 cups (tightly packed) Kale
2 small frozen bananas, sliced (slice a couple of bananas and wrap them in foil and freeze until ready to use)
½ cup Sunsweet Philippine Pineapple
½ cup Sunsweet Philippine Green Mango
½ cup milk
For glass rim (optional):
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 tablespoons finely shredded coconut flakes
1. Add ingredients to blender in the above order, blend until smooth.
2. Dip glass rim into pineapple juice, followed by shredded coconut.
3. Garnish with a piece of Sunsweet Philippine Pineapple and enjoy!
Pistachio Gelato with Thai Coconut Chips
No directions needed, right? Pistachio Gelato. Sprinkle some Thai Coconut Chips on top. 🙂
Greek Yogurt with Philippine Mangos
See above directions. Or lack thereof I guess.
I hope this little “trip” to the tropics helped to make your week a little brighter! I’d love to hear in the comments what recipes pop into mind for you to make with these tropical treats.
And while you’re at it, where would be your dream tropical spot to sit in the sun and snack on tropical fruit? Well, if you let Sunsweet know what that spot is (tell them here or on their Facebook page), they might just send you there! After you’ve entered the Sunsweet Find Your Paradise Sweepstakes, come back and comment below that you’ve entered. That’s it! It’s that easy! In addition to the grand prize, there will be weekly drawings for baskets of Sunsweet Tropicals along with beach gear. Good luck, I hope you win (and that you will take me as your +1 😉 )!
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