Whole Foods Market started selling fresh EARTH University bananas in 2007, then added their fresh pineapples, and was excited to begin offering the new frozen EARTH University Pineapple opens in a new tab and EARTH University Banana Chunks opens in a new tab in early 2011. The sales of these fresh and frozen fruits help fund scholarships, and finance research and investment in organic and sustainable agriculture.Plus, all of Whole Foods Market’s EARTH University offerings are part of our Whole Trade™ Guarantee opens in a new tab, which ensures fair prices are paid for products, better wages and working conditions for growers and sound environmental practices.If that's not reason enough to add some EARTH University fruit in your basket, then take a look at some of our favorite recipes for using EARTH University Pineapples and Bananas:
Mahi Mahi Pineapple Skewers with Tomatillo SalsaMahi mahi is at its best grilled hot and fast. That said, you could just as successfully use chicken, pork, tofu or shrimp in this recipe.
These tacos are savory, slightly spicy and have just a hint of sweet. Serve with a bowl of fresh salsa on the side to spoon over the tacos, if you like.
Banana-Cocoa Snack CakeEnjoy a thick square of this cake with coffee in the morning, tea at night or as a mid-day snack on the go. The cake's sweetness comes from bananas and dates, and its richness comes from light coconut milk.
Easy as 1-2-3, this creamy, sweet and cool snack or dessert proves that added sugar and oil are not always necessary to satisfy your cravings.
And here are a few of our favorite smoothie recipes that work really well with EARTH University frozen pineapples and bananas:
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