Banana Split Panini

Banana Split Panini
Photo courtesy: Valerie Mitchell of Mama Likes to Cook

Need something new to entertain the children this summer break? While this might not be the healthiest snack, it is certainly a delicious recipe that the kids can help you prepare. Have the children pick out their own ingredients, making sure they include organic bananas so they get as much potassium as they can. Have them use a cookie cutter to cut out their favorite shape or cartoon character for a more edible appearance. Continue reading

Celebrate and Educate for National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month


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June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, which provides a large opportunity to promote fresh produce in your store. Luckily, organic bananas are always in season and are the perfect item to market by themselves or partner them with other fruits and veggies during this special month. Here are a few tips on the various ways you can market Organics Unlimited products to your customers. Continue reading

Banana Crunch Popsicle

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Photo courtesy: Produce for Kids

Produce for Kids has been a huge supporter of our GROW program. We decided to use one of their many recipes to feature a deliciously healthy snack. This tasty treat also becomes a fun activity for children and builds anticipation for their healthy Popsicle. Just like bananas, pistachios are full of potassium and are also high in protein, making it the perfect mix of health benefits for you and your children. This five minute snack is also great for children’s summer parties and barbeques. Continue reading

Grab-and-Go Banana Merchandising


By displaying bananas near the checkout, you can attract shoppers that are looking for a quick snack or breakfast. Photo courtesy of The Marco Company.

As spring turns into summer, schools are letting out for the break and children’s activities are beginning. This means many of your customers may be busier than usual with schedules full of soccer practices and family trips. Customers may be looking for “grab-and-go” products to accommodate their families’ on-the-go summer lifestyles. Luckily, Organics Unlimited bananas provide a great option for a snack or meal component for all ages of family members.

To inspire organic banana sales as grab-and-go food options, consider how you can tailor your merchandising and displays. Continue reading

Banana Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

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Photo courtesy: Swah of Love Swah

This banana cake recipe will bring your night (or any other part of your day) to a whole other level. All you need is a few basic ingredients, two minutes of your time and a mug. The banana will bring a perfect moist texture making this mug cake your next favorite treat. If you are craving a dessert and don’t want to wait for the oven to warm up, this is the perfect recipe for you. Easy, quick, and yummylicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted (or flavorless oil)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 ripe banana (mashed)
  • 3 tbsp. plain flour
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 scoop of coffee ice cream to serve

Instructions

  1. Put butter into mug and microwave for 10 seconds to melt
  2. Add in egg and milk and lightly beat with a fork until combined
  3. Add mashed banana into the mug and continue stirring with your fork until mixed through
  4. Finally, add dry ingredients into the mug and beat with your fork until combined
  5. Place mug in the microwave and cook for 1 minute on medium heat
  6. The cake should be risen and still slightly gooey in the middle. If still undercooked for your liking, cook it further in 10-second bursts in the microwave
  7. Serve with a generous scoop of coffee ice cream

This delicious mug is ready to be enjoyed!

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Image credit: Swah of Love Swah

Recipe source: Love Swah

Prepare for Summer: Merchandising and Display Ideas

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Hammocks (such as this miniature one) can be used in organic banana displays as a way to evoke summer fun. Photo courtesy of The Hammock Shack on etsy.com.

As Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer around the nation, consider using the holiday weekend to change up your merchandising. Creating a playful produce display is a way to showcase organic bananas and other summer favorite fruits.

Fruit salad is a summer picnic and party staple. Create the illusion of a large fruit salad using a circular fruit display. Section off the round display into pie-shaped segments and fill each with a type of fruit, creating a colorful pinwheel. Top off the effect by placing an oversize bowl or basket in the center of the display and filling it with unpeeled and uncut fruit. This merchandising display is not only visually appealing, but useful; all a customer has to do is walk around the display and pick their favorites to make a fruit salad for their friends and family. Here’s a Guava Banana Fruit Salad recipe you can share with your customers. Continue reading

Strawberry Banana Granola Bars Recipe

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Photo courtesy: Jen of CincyShopper

You thought making your own granola bars was a lot of work? With this Strawberry Banana Granola Bars recipe, it is as easy as running to the store to buy pre-made ones. Except it’s healthier, fresher and so yummy! Your co-workers and kids’ friends will be jealous of your homemade snack bars. Don’t feel bad for craving some sweetness. It’s all natural! Continue reading