Festival Blend Smoothie

by mary on March 27, 2012

smoothie in glass with wawona festival blend fruits in measuring cup and on table

Wawona festival blend smoothie

I can’t be the only smoothie hound low on last summer’s berries. A giant bag of Wawona Festival Blend from Costco is part of what’s tiding me over until June. It’s a combination of three tropical fruits: mango, papaya and pineapple, plus strawberries. The mix is non-organic. While mangoes and pineapples are among the least pesticide-contaminated produce, strawberries are among the worst and I don’t usually buy non-organic ones. But I guess I am making an exception in this case. The blend is inexpensive, about 47 cents a cup at my local Costco’s price, and it’s the only source I’ve seen for frozen papaya. It makes it very easy to whip out a breakfast smoothie (yeah, that’s what I have for breakfast a lot of the time).

Festival Blend Smoothie
 
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A very quick smoothie with three tropical fruits plus strawberry.
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Type: smoothie
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1.5 c. Wawona Festival Blend fruit
  • 1.5 cup unsweetened soy milk or other milk
Instructions
  1. Put ingredients in Vitamix or other blender. Blend. I like my smoothies very thick and cold: if that's not you, or you have a blender that has trouble with frozen fruit, zap the fruit in the microwave to thaw it a little before you blend it.
Nutrition Information
2 cups

 

Nutritional information: Calories, 315, Fat, 7.9 g., Sat Fat, 1.1 g., Protein, 18 g., Sodium, 157.5 mg., Carbs, 45 g., Fiber, 6.8 g., Sugar 33.8 g., Calcium 720 mg.

 

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Barbara from Barbara Bakes
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March 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I’m loving smoothies lately too. I picked up a similar fruit blend at Sam’s. I’ll have to try it with the Soy Milk.

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mary March 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

It’s whatever milk you want– I’ll clarify that. I’m glad you’re enjoying your smoothies.

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Chris March 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm

That sounds like a great fruit blend for smoothies. And all my fresh picked strawberries are long gone too. :) I need to use up some bananas and kale so I’ve been meaning to whip up a green smoothie here too.
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mary March 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Sounds like we’re in the same spot, it is that thin time of year for produce! But it is kale season, and there are always bananas, so if you are going the green smoothie route you are set. I’ve got to give those another try.

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paul January 23, 2013 at 12:52 am

Where do the pineapple, mango’s and papaya come from in Wawona festival mix?

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mary mary January 27, 2013 at 7:39 am

I emailed the company but did not get any answer on that.
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