This post brought to you by Sunsweet Growers. The content and opinions expressed below are that of One Lovely Life.
Do you get winter blues? When we lived in snowy climates during college, I remember by February and March feeling like all the magical parts of winter (Christmas, New Years) were far gone and we were just into the bleary, dreary leftovers of never-ending winter.
We live in a sunny desert climate, and I’ve got to say the sunshine does wonders for my winter mindset. No matter what climate you live in, I’ve got a little sunshine to share with you…
These Mango Chia Bowls with Tropical Crunch Mix are a bright, tropical burst of flavor sunshine. I love the creamy texture, sunny color, and combination of cold chia smoothie with crunchy topping. Mango and coconut make a perfect base, the lime zest and orange juice keep things bright and chia seeds add some healthy omega-3 fats.
I’m no stranger to chia bowls, but what makes these ones extra special is the tropical crunch mix on top. I love tropical dried fruits. They’re a great change of pace from raisins or cranberries, and they’re super portable. You can pack them with you on a hike, to the gym, or in your purse. This Tropical Crunch Mix is a combination of some of my favorite Sunsweet Philippine Tropicals dried fruit, along with some salty macadamia nuts because man cannot live by sweet alone. YUM. The Philippine Tropicals line is well-sourced from Sunsweet’s unique microclimates and really delivers on the flavor front.
The Philippine Green Mango is a new release, and it’s SO GOOD. Picked early in the ripening process, green mango is tart with a texture more like dried apples than dried mango, it’s a not-too-sweet addition to a tropical trail mix or your Tuesday afternoon snack. The Thai Coconut Chips are the perfect crispy addition to the mix. They add a nice toasted coconut and vanilla flavor with a satisfying crunch of not being shaved too thin. Add to it the soft Philippine Mango (soft and sweet), Philippine Pineapple (mind-blowing), and the salty crunch of a few macadamia nuts and you’ve got something special. Certainly something sunny and tropical enough to help you fight the winter blues.
To make the recipe even better and to celebrate the launch of these new Philippine Tropicals flavors, Sunsweet is offering a chance to win a trip to an actual warm/tropical location.
What is YOUR dream tropical location?
Shout it out in the comments and head over to Sunsweet’s #FindYourParadise travel sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize!
Here’s how it works: visit FindYourParadise.sunsweet.com and vote whether you’d rather go to Hawaii, Florida, or a Caribbean Cruise. The winner will be selected randomly by Sunsweet, but additional chances to win Philippine Tropicals gift baskets, beach gear, etc. will be happening weekly.
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