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Are you counting down the days until Disney’s The Lion King hits theaters? Me too! These The Lion King-themed recipes are just what we need until then, plus a pretty sweet giveaway.
I was 13 when the original The Lion King was released. Old enough to remember how stinkin’ cute Simba was, how angry I was at Scar, and every word of Hakuna Matata.
While the twins aren’t quite ready for the reimagined The Lion King that is hitting theaters, we can still share the story with them and some yummy recipes inspired by the film.
The first The Lion King-inspired recipe I’m going to share is one we made recently. Dole Berry Banana Fro-Whip found on Dole.com/Disney, and oh my goodness was it deliciously fruity, cold, and creamy!
A variety of frozen berries, pineapple, and bananas are what give this Fro-Whip the explosion of flavor. Unsweetened coconut milk and powdered sugar bring it all together for a refreshing summer dessert!
You can freeze fresh DOLE® Berries overnight or you could probably even use DOLE® Frozen Berries prepackaged for smoothies if you want to make it quicker.
We froze fresh berries overnight and the twins helped me toss them all in the blender to puree. They love helping in the kitchen at this age and there are lots of easy kitchen tasks for little kids.
Helping in the kitchen is one way I can be an everyday hero and get my twins to try new foods aka eat healthier. They are more empowered to pick fruits over ice cream if they had a hand in preparing it. Or if said fruit has images of their favorite characters on it like DOLE® Bananas and Pineapples!
As of June 2nd, DOLE® Bananas and Pineapples will feature Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa, and other The Lion King characters. You might want to pick up extra bananas for this Banana Peel the Loaf Tonight, another yummy The Lion King themed recipe. Doesn’t that make you want to wake up in the morning and spread on some butter?!
If that doesn’t do it this Frittata for a King! A frittata fit for a king, or a queen, and loaded with seven veggies including one of my favorite veggies to pair with eggs. Spinach!
Dole is encouraging families to focus on “No Worry Nutrition” by helping everyday heroes like, moms and dads, recognize their calling to encourage their own families on a path towards better nutrition. Especially a diet rich in fresh fruits and veggies and Berry Banana Fro-Whip is a delicious way to start!