Dole Frozen Fruits Make Smoothie Making Easier

Mommybloggers always write about tips for getting their kids to eat more fruit. In my house, it’s not my kids that don’t eat enough fruit, it’s ME. I just find fruit messy and time-consuming to eat. So when Dole asked me if I wanted to try using their frozen fruits to make smoothies, I decided it was a good way to see if I could at least drink my fruit.

Dole sent me cute plastic drinking glasses, coupons for the frozen fruit, and a gift card to purchase additional smoothie-making items. I used the smoothie recipes on the EatRight website to make the list of everything I would need.

The basic recipe is equal amounts of yogurt, frozen fruit, and fruit juice.  So, for example, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1 cup pineapple juice, and 1 cup frozen strawberries.  You can add additional fruit like crushed pineapple or peeled ripe bananas for extra thickness. We stuck to the 1 of each formula and made three different kinds of smoothies. Here are all the ingredients we used:

The first smoothie we made was 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1 cup Welch’s White Grape Orange Mango juice, and 1 cup Dole Frozen Mango chunks.

I don’t care for the taste of fresh mango, so I was really surprised how much I liked this smoothie!  It was really refreshing.

Next we made Strawberry Banana smoothies using 1 cup strawberry yogurt, 1 cup Welch’s Blueberry Pomegranate Concord Grape juice, and 1 cup frozen strawberries.

Seriously so, so good.I could have drunk the whole pitcher!

And for Kaitlyn our blueberry lover, we used 1 cup blueberry yogurt, 1 cup Welch’s Blueberry Pomegranate Concord Grape juice, and 1 cup frozen blueberries.

If you really like blueberries, you’ll really like that smoothie!

Final thoughts:  Dole Frozen Fruits do make it easy to make delicious smoothies and make it easier for me to get more fruit in my diet.  It’s easy to mix and match the fruit with different yogurts and juices, and it’s fun to see what combos can be made! Look for Dole Frozen Fruits at your local grocery store. Dole’s Facebook page has health tips, food news, recipes, and contests.  Let me know if you make the smoothies!

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  1. These look great. Now if you can work chocolate in there, you got me.
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    • Hmm, that’s an interesting idea! Maybe a squeeze of Hershey’s syrup in a strawberry or banana smoothie? I agree, it would be the perfect finishing touch!

  2. wow this smoothie looks promising. i hope my kids will love it too. Combinations of fruits will be a delight as well. thanks for the idea.

  3. Great find! kids would surely love to eat fruits if you keep on doing that. You should try to put in fruits and a little veggy (if your kids aren’t looking) like broccoli and cauliflower. It’ll help with their metabolism for sure.
    I think I’ll be making a smoothie tonight because of what I’ve seen. Thank you very much :)
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  4. Good recipe! I will sometimes make one consisting of Frozen Strawberries, Ice Cubes, a little vanilla extract and Sprite Zero. Tastes great and very few calories!

  5. Great Idea! I love new smoothie ideas!

  6. Wow, this is an awesome idea. I bet it is indeed delicious, I would love to try this out at home on weekends. Thanks a lot for this informative post!
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  7. This looks seriously good… Are you sending some around for us to taste? :)

  8. Smoothies are great and a great way to stuff more fruit into my 3 year old. We tend to just have smoothies without yoghurt or milk though. Some of our favourites are simple ones such as banana and date or even banana and romaine lettuce.

    I am not really a fan of mango on its own either..but absolutely adore them in smoothies.
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