Avocado, Lime, Banana Yogurt Smoothies

Avocado Lime Banana Smoothie

What could say summer more than a refreshing tropical smoothie?  I've always been an avocado junkie (seriously, I could live off these things) but my love was revitalized last week when I saw a friend of mine post a recipe about Tropical Avocado Popsicles.  They just looked absolutely delicious.  Today on my trip to the grocery store I filled my shopping cart with a few ingredients that I was craving; avocados, limes, bananas, and some Smooth & Creamy Vanilla Stonyfield yogurt.  My intention was to make some avocado push pops using some new molds we found at the store last week.  My daughter has been DYING to use them. My little chef wanted to help in the kitchen too so I let her add all the ingredients to the blender and control the buttons!  I love that she enjoys being in the kitchen with me.  After we filled up our 4 push pops (recipe coming tomorrow) she begged me to drink the leftovers!  Instead, we added a few more ingredients and made the mixture a little thicker for a ... [ Read More ]

Mango Avocado Fruit Salsa Recipe

Fruit Salsa

I've always wanted to make a fruit salsa but my family usually snubs their nose when I get creative in the kitchen.  We picked up some chicken that was marinated in a mango coconut sauce at our friends new butcher shop and market, Southern Steer Butchers (US 19 and Curlew in Dunedin, FL), and this is the side dish that I prepared to go with the chicken.  I served it over a bed of fresh romaine with a sprinkle of parmesan and balsamic vinegar to balance the flavor of the mango.  DELICIOUS is an understatement! Mango Avocado Fruit Salsa Recipe Recipe Type: Side Dish Cuisine: American Author: Calley @TheEcoChic Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: 4 Mango, Pineapple, Strawberry, Avocado, Fruit Salsa - Perfect as a side dish, dessert, or served over a bed of lettuce. Ingredients 1 Mango 6 Strawberries 1 Small can pineapple tidbits (in pineapple juice) 1/2 Small tomato 1 Avocado Optional - Balsamic Vinegar Optional - Feta or parmesan ... [ Read More ]