Tropical Strawberry Protein Smoothie

I absolutely love smoothies.  I love the fact that they are so healthy and refreshing. Simple healthy ingredients along with your blender create delicious nutritious drink. My smoothie was made from Dole Fresh Frozen Strawberries and Dole Fresh Frozen Pineapple, Dole bananas,  Dole Pineapple Juice and low fat yogurt. Easy, simple, just plain delicious!  At “Live on Green”, people from all over the country will be treated to 100,000 square feet of free entertainment, activities, including food ideas from Ally of What’s for Dinner? Ally’s Kitchen on stage near the Dole Bistro. #DoleRose #DolePackagedFoods #LiveOnGreen #TournamentOfRoses 
2 cups Dole frozen strawberries, plus more for garnish

1 1/2 cups of Dole Frozen Pineapple, plus more for garnish

2 Dole bananas, fresh or from frozen*

2 6 ounce low fat vanilla yogurts

1 6 ounce can of Dole pineapple juice**

1 scoop whey protein powder, optional


In a blender combine the above ingredients. No need to add ice since the fruit is frozen, it will be cold, thick and delicious not to mention healthy. Blend until smooth.

 
 *If I have bananas starting to get too ripe before I can use them, I will peel them and place them in a freezer bag in my freezer.


**If you find the smoothie too thick for your liking, add more pineapple juice.
Makes enough to share with a friend. Enjoy!

Yummy Rummy Dole Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

I grew up in Southern California and enjoying  Dole Pineapple and their Packaged Foods, watching and attending The Rose Parade in Pasadena. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of 2016 Tournament of Roses, “Live on Green”.  Ally  Phillips from @What’s for dinner? Ally’s Kitchen will be doing live food demonstrations near the Dole Bistro. #DoleRose #DolePackagedFoods #LiveOnGreen #TournanentOfRoses #NewYearsTradition  #AllysKitchen 

  

  
Cake:

2/3 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

6 Tablespoons of pineapple juice from can

1/4 cup rum, I used Captain Morgan

4 Tablespoons of butter, melted and cooled

  
Pineapple Topping:

4 Tablespoons of butter

2/3 cups brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup rum 

1 can Dole Pineapple Rings

6 maraschino cherries, I use the jumbo ones

  

  
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a  jumbo muffin tin with nonstick spray, I use the spray/flour combination. Add pineapple rings to each muffin space. Place cherry in the center.
In a saucepan, add butter and brown sugar. Heat for one minute until boiling and remove from heat. Stir in rum. Evenly pour over pineapple rings and cherries.
In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs with sugar,  juice and rum.  Blend together for 3 minutes. Add butter and mix in dry ingredients, blending 2 more minutes. Add cake mixture to pineapple rings/cherries. Fill each cavity to 3/4 full. Bake 20 minutes or until done when the cake tester comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes and run a knife around each one. Invert onto a platter or serving tray. Makes 6 -8 mini pineapple upside cakes. Enjoy the yumminess!