Sunday, January 10, 2010


Nature's Peak is a premium frozen fruit that is picked and packed at its peak of freshness (say that 5 times in a row quickly!)

This product was introduced last April and is only available in select regions in the US......... see if you can locate a store near you.........

I have two coupons to give away to 2 lucky readers of this blog! To be entered to win
post a comment by the end of the night 1/13/10. I will use a random generator to choose the winners. Make sure you leave your mailing address in the comment (will not be released for public viewing) so that I can mail them out to you ASAP!

Natures Peak Products : click here to locate a store near you
if you live in the following areas:

Florida (All Regions)
New England (All Regions)
New Jersey (All Regions)
Maryland (All Regions)
Virginia (All Regions)
Washington (Seattle Area)
Oregon (Portland Area)
California (Los Angeles, San Jose Areas)
Arizona (Phoenix Area)
North Carolina (South West Area)
South Carolina (North West Area)
Georgia (South East and North East Areas)
Missouri (Northern Area)
Louisiana (New Orleans Area)
Arkansas (Little Rock Area)

I was sent 2 bags of fresh frozen fruit
Sunburst Mango and Sunripened Trio
***nutritional information HERE

I decided that my family would like to try a recipe on the back of the bag for the Sunburst Mango and I would try the Sunripened Trio by adding it to my favorite plain yogurt for a smoothie. Both of the bags of fruit were WONDERFUL and easy to use. You thaw out the fruit in the refrigerator and they tast as fresh as if you just cut the fruit yourself from the tree!

The smoothie was easy, thaw the fruit............ add to blender and add your yogurt
thats it....nothing to it and it is a SPLENDID breakfast and according the website and EXCELLENT source of Vitamin C! How about that for a quick and easy NO GUILT breakfast?

The Salsa recipe entailed a few more ingredients (most of which I had on hand) and a few minutes to prepare, but the results are FRESH and most excellent........ I made a few adjustments to the recipe but not by much and I was in heaven!

Click here to view the Mango Black Bean Salsa recipe
that is on the back of the package of the Mango........
my adjustments:
I used LOW sugar marmelade
Cherry Red Sweet Peppers for the red pepper
White onion instead of red onion and
Jalapeno instead of the recommended fresh pepper

I added a spoon full of chile sauce to "spice" mine up a bit, but that is a personal preference and I don't recommend doing that unless you are like me and enjoy a "kick" to your salsa.

I measured out ALL of the diced mango in the bag and I had 3 cups. The recipe only calls for 2 cups. I used the remaining mango to add to some tequila and a mango soda for a cocktail to go with my Mexican dinner ........but you may choose to do something else with your leftover Mango.

When you open the bag of Mango (after thawing) you will notice the fresh aroma of the Mango immediately! Watch out that made me hungry! I used the salsa with tortillia chips at first but then got the idea that this would also make a wonderful filling for Quesadillias!
and RIGHT I WAS! Take 2 Tortillias and a some cooked chicken, add some of this salsa and heat in the microwave for a unique southwestern style dish, oh and don't forget the cheddar cheese and sour cream!

There are many possibilities for the fresh frozen fruit and there are many ways to use the salsa as well!

Two that sound particularly good that I have not tried are:
  • Paradise Fruit Medley
  • Fiesta Tropical Blend
the website has some wonderful recipe suggestions for them as well as a complete list of products.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Nature’s Peak and received a sample to facilitate my candid review as well as two coupons to giveaway. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate."

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