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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Alright y’all we’re back with our Summer Must-Haves and this weeks theme is my absolute favorite summertime activity…Backyard BBQ! 

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Now I don’t know about you, but in my neck of the woods BBQ’s are a rite of passage and a regular occurrence in the summer! I love the chance to spend time with family and friends, watch all of the kids play, play some corn hole and eat some fantastic food! 

Today I am featuring one of my absolute favorite summertime treats…Smoothies!  Thanks to DOLE I had the chance to make lots of great smoothies and share them with the people I love most!  With DOLE Frozen Fruit making great tasting, frosty smoothies was a breeze!  DOLE has a huge selection of their Frozen Fruit: blackberries, strawberries, sweet cherries, mango (a personal favorite), pineapple, raspberries, peaches, mixed berries, mixed fruit, and tropical fruit.  I also have some great tips from DOLE on using their Frozen Fruit!

· Using DOLE Frozen Fruit is a more economical way to cook since you can use a little and save the rest for later, ensuring nothing goes to waste!
· DOLE Frozen Fruit is more uniform in size and flavor, which optimizes recipe outcomes.
· DOLE Frozen Fruit is ideal for toppings, baking, fruit salads or simply as a healthy snack.
· DOLE Wildly Nutritious Heart Healthy Mixed Fruit is a colorful mix of pineapple, strawberries, peaches, honeydew and mangoes.
· DOLE Wildly Nutritious Immunity Blend - Tropical Fruit is a delicious mix of pineapple, mango, golden kiwi, papaya and strawberries.
· DOLE Wildly Nutritious Antioxidant Blend is a nutritious mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Each serving of DOLE Wildly Nutritious Antioxidant Blend provides double the industry standard of effective antioxidant activity.

Even though our local grocery store didn’t have a very big selection of the DOLE frozen fruit we were able to pick out a few varieties to make our Smoothie Party a hit!  One of our favorites was a Blueberry/Strawberry mix…it was awesome.  Of course, the Mango was out of this world too!  One of my favorite things about the DOLE Frozen Fruit is that is comes in re-sealable packages, which makes it super easy to use small amounts and store the leftovers with no hassle!  DOLE also has tons of great Smoothie recipes on their website, here are a few of my favorites!

Orange Peach Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups DOLE® Fresh Frozen Peaches
  • 1 carton (8 oz.) nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Dash ground nutmeg
Directions
  1. Combine orange juice, peaches, yogurt, ice cubes and nutmeg in blender or food processor container. Cover; blend until thick and smooth. Serve immediately.
Pineapple Berry Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 can (20 oz.) DOLE® Crushed Pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
  • 1 medium, ripe DOLE Banana, quartered
  • 1 cup DOLE Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 cup DOLE Fresh Frozen Strawberries or Raspberries
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
Directions
  1. Combine crushed pineapple, yogurt, banana, pineapple juice, strawberries and ice cubes in blender or food processor container. Cover; blend until smooth. Garnish with strawberry and banana slice, if desired.
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Can you say yummy?  We had our own little DOLE Smoothie party at our house with the kids the other night, we also had a big DOLE Smoothie party on July 4th at our family BBQ and they both were huge hits! 

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As you can see, my kiddos were loving the DOLE Smoothies!  How would you like to win some DOLE frozen fruit to make some delicious DOLE Smoothie’s of your own?  Well, 5 (yes five) Misadventures in Baby Raising readers are going to win coupons good for FREE DOLE Frozen fruit! 

Win it
To be entered in this giveaway simply tell me which DOLE Frozen Fruit you would love to try (from the list above.)  This is mandatory and must be completed before any extra entries are eligible!
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This giveaway ends on Tuesday August 10, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.  One winner will be chosen via Random.org and posted in a separate winner’s post.  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim his prize, failure to do so will result in winner forfeiting his prize and me choosing a new winner!

*I received free product coupons, ITunes GC, and other necessary supplies for my DOLE Smoothie Party in order to facilitate my review*

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  1. I'd love to try the mixed fruit.

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  12. I'd like to try the Mixed Fruit. It sounds yummy!
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  22. Mixed berrys is the one my family would love to try.
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  23. Frozen peaches would be nice to try!

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  24. I want to try Orange Peach Smoothie

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  25. I would like to try the Mango.

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  26. ohh the antiox mixed fruit gotta try

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  27. I'd like to try the Sweet Cherries.

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  32. I would definitely want to try the blackberries! They are my favorite fruit, but also about the most expensive :(

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  33. Id like the strawberries.
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  34. I think I'd pick blackberries - no sweet cherries. They all sound so good!

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  36. I'd like to try the mixed fruit.

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  37. I'm all in for the DOLE Wildly Nutritious Immunity Blend - Tropical Fruit. I can't resist kiwis and pineapple.

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  41. Strawberry/bananna.
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  52. I would love to try the blueberries!

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  56. i would love to try the strawberries

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  57. Mango!


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  58. I want to try the Heart Healthy Mixed Fruit...yum!

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  59. the mixed fruit would be great to try! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  73. I would like the DOLE Wildly Nutritious Antioxidant Blend. The berries would be great for smoothies.

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  102. I'd like to try anything strawberry! Thanks!

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