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They say opposites attract. I don't know that I agree 100% with that... but I would definitely say that most of the time, opposites complement each other.
And this blog, is the perfect example.
As most of you know, Vicky and I are sisters and also best friends. We started "May I have That Recipe" together because our passion for food is what we have in common... But what most people don't know is that, personality wise, we are complete opposites!
She's calm and mellow, while I'm super hyper and can't sit still. She meditates, I go for 10 mile runs. She can be a little bit of a space cadet at times and works well with chaos around her, I'm organized and very meticulous. She does her best work sitting alone in her quiet office, I need noise and people around me to be able to concentrate. Wonder how we get things done? Well, we balance each other!
Even when it comes to food, our tastes are quite different. But (obviously) that doesn't keep us from coming up with delicious concoctions that we both enjoy. And we were able to do just that with this beautiful, nutrient packed smoothie bowl.
We combined Vicky's go-to (and somewhat opposite) smoothie ingredients (fruits) with mine (veggies) with protein powder and creamy almond milk to prepare a delicious blend that will get you the energy you need to start your day. And for the perfect fruit and veggie balance, as the main ingredient we tried the new Dole® Fruit & Veggie Blend we discovered in the frozen fruit aisle at our local Wegman's. We picked up all three flavors (Fruit & Greens, Mango Carrot and Orange Medley) because we couldn't decide which one to choose, and ended up using the Orange Medley for this recipe ( it won't take us long to use the other two though!).
One of the things we liked the most about these Dole® Fruit & Veggie Blends is how convenient they are. With the fruits and vegetables already mixed and ready to use, you don't have to think about what combinations to use! And most importantly, they're made with real, all natural, non GMO, gluten free ingredients that are rich in Vitamins A, C and fiber. And they taste great!
So I guess we can say this smoothie is pretty much us in a bowl... opposites that complement each other perfectly! 😉
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Need more ideas on how to use Dole® Fruit & Veggie blends Orange Medley? Check out this Orange Dream Smoothie Recipe!Print
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 1/2 cups Orange Medley Dole® Fruit & Veggie Blend
- 1 oz vanilla protein powder (about 2 scoops, depending on the size)
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup pecan halves
- 2 kiwis, sliced
- 4 strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- Combine almond milk, Orange Medley Dole® Fruit & Veggie Blend and protein powder in the NutriBullet cup. Blend until smooth
- Split between 2 bowls. Top each bowl with chia seeds, pecan halves, kiwi and strawberry slices and raspberries
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: Kosher / Vegan