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Fruits You Should Buy In September & A Cantaloupe Strawberry Pop ~ #TastesLikeBetter


It's September and the kids are back in school. Aren't you happy? I know I am! With the kids back in school and the weather getting cooler, there is much reason to celebrate. Today I'm celebrating with a Cantaloupe and Strawberry Pop made with Silk Almondmilk, and to share with you 8 fruits you should be buying in September.


I am all for eating healthier and that includes eating my daily servings of fruits and vegetables. However, I'm going to be honest with you, besides broccoli, carrots and corn, there really isn't much veggie that I'm fond of. Fruits on the other hand, I go crazy for. Not only are they a good source of vitamins but also they're all naturally sweet. Since I have been trying to limit my sugar intake, fruits have become my sweet tooth crush, and buying fruits in season is less expensive. I use them to make fruit salads and for my morning smoothies. It's a great pick me up in the morning. Since my family is mostly lactose intolerant, I tend to always have a carton of Silk Almondmilk handy. Not only is it better for my family since it is lactose and dairy free, but it's cholesterol free as well. After my annual doctor visit, I was told that  my cholesterol was high, thus my reason for wanting food products that are better for me. Silk Almondmilk is completely plant-based, contains no peanuts or eggs for those who suffer with allergies and is completely free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives. .


So now that fall is here, here are a few fruits that you should be buying and stocking up on.

1. Cantaloupes
Cantaloupes are my favorite and are a chock full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Potassium. I use them regularly in my breakfast smoothies because of how delicious they are.

2. Pears
Pears are a natural source of sugar and are packed full of fiber and nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B and Potassium. Did you know that one medium sized pear is only about 100 calories?

3. Blackberries
Blackberries, known as the brain boosting fruit contain Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, and Potassium and are a very good source of dietary fiber.

4. Raspberries
Raspberries are a good source of fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. At only 64 calories per cup, you won't feel guilty eating the delicious treats.



5. Strawberries
Strawberries are considered one of the world's healthiest foods and are an excellent source of Vitamin C and fiber. They are also one of the most consumed berries in the world.

6. Blueberries
Blueberries are a very good source of fiber, Vitamin K and Vitamin C. Blueberries are not only sweet, but can be used in baked goods as well as all the other berries.

7. Peaches
If you're looking for a healthy fruit snack, you don't have to look any further than a peach. Peaches are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Iron, Folate and so much more.

8. Apples
Apples are in full season in September, which coincidentally is back to school, no wonder we associate apples with teachers. Apples are also full of Vitamin C and lots of fiber, and a medium sized apple is about 95 calories, so don't feel guilty eating them.

With all these fruits and so much more in your supermarket, there is no reason not to have your daily serving of fruit. If you would love an easy way to enjoy your fruit, besides a smoothie of course, then you may love our Cantaloupe Strawberry pops. They make great after school snacks for the kids too!

Cantaloupe Strawberry Pop

What you'll need:

Ingredients

2 cups cantaloupe
½ cup strawberries
2 cups Silk Almondmilk
Popsicle mold


Directions:

In a blender, blend your fruits and almond milk until smooth

Pour your blended concoction into your popsicle mold and place in freezer

Remove from the mold once frozen and enjoy


This is a great way to enjoy fruits that are in season and all without dairy, for those that are lactose intolerant. Silk Almondmilk gives it that creamy taste that I've come to enjoy when I make my fruit pops, and best of all they're delicious! Just ask Madison. Besides being cold, which is her only complaint, she loves them!


So head to your local supermarket or farmers market, pick up fruits that are in season along with a carton of Silk Almondmilk and enjoy what fall has to offer. Also don't forget to sign up for Silk's email, so you can receive coupon offers, recipes, life hacks and much more by email.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Annmarie John
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  1. Oh yum, those turned out great! I need to do better at having a lot of fruit, and these are great tips on what fruits to find and buy in September!

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  2. OK, those look delicious and I am with you on fruit as I truly can't get enough go it ever. My house always is fully stocked. So maybe trying those pops now soon, too for us here :)

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  3. We are at the farmer's market all the time, so we always have fresh fruit in our house. Fresh is always best.

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  4. I love fruits and they're awesome to have in your daily diet! Berries are my favorites and I love having them in my smoothies. This is a pretty awesome list and I appreciate you sharing their benefits as well!

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  5. That is a great list and I will look for all those fruits especially cantaloupe. I never see blueberries at the end of summer and I love them. Ice pops are such a great idea.

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  6. The combination of melons and berries is always a winner. This sounds like a great fruit pop to enjoy at the end of summer.

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  7. This post makes me hungry, I bet my kids would love those pops! Its always nice to give them something thats good for them.

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  8. These look delicious! Went apple picking a few weeks ago and love buying strawberries this time of year too! Fruit goes fast in my house.

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  9. We have an abundance of fruit stands where I live, I love it! My favorites are the raspberries, peaches and strawberries. Will definitely be trying out your recipe, yum!

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  10. I am also cutting down on my sugar intake. I am diabetic and I turn to fruits for my sugar fix. My favorites are the fruits in season during summer. They are all juicy and nice and sweet. Making them into smoothies and popsicles are great ideas!

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  11. I love buying seasonal fruit at the appropriate time. Definitely have to try those pops, my 2 year old will love them!

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  12. I think these are such a great idea for kids. There's so much processed junk on the market. It is so much better to serve them really food. And I love that these aren't made out of fruit juice but real fruit. So much better that they actually get all that fiber with the fruit sugar!

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  13. Oh, those look delicious! I love using the Silk Almond in my yogurt/granola mixes and smoothies. This time of the year, it pairs well with the fruits you listed.

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  14. This is a helpful reminder. I should definitely pick up a few types of fruit. The frozen pops sound really good!

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  15. I love that apples are in season in September. They're perfect for fall, and the weather is starting to get chilly enough to enjoy them.

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  16. Great list and recipe! I always feel like the end of summer is the end of the farmer's market, but there are still a lot of great fruits to buy. We will have to try and make these pops. They sound so yummy and healthy!

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  17. These are fruits that I love to have at home! This season has its fair share of beautiful fruits, I always make sure that I have two or three kinds at home especially since I like adding them in overnight oats or smoothies.

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing this because I never seem to know when fruits are in season. I'm glad to learn September is such a great month for buying so many of my favorites.

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  19. Thanks for the list of seasonal fruit. A few things on there I hadn't thought of for September. Good looking recipe.

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  20. We love those crisp fall apples! Apple picking is a lot of fun if you have an orchard near you.

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  21. We love almond milk - it's is a staple in our fridge. I've used it many times for ice pops, too. Which reminds me - I have those same Mickey pops, and I love them because when the pops come out of the holder, there is a little recess around the bottom where the drips can go, instead all over our hands or the floor. They're great!

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  22. This is a great guide! I love fresh fruits! I will try this treat too!

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  23. What a delicious and healthy popsicle recipe. A great way to avoid the dairy in the morning.

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  24. Going to the Farmer's Market definitely gives you a good idea of the fruits that are in season different times of the year. This sounds and looks like a delicious recipe!

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  25. This is a great list for fruits to know as the seasons change. So peaches are still in season so I can go peaches picking still correct?

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  26. love these! We always try to buy in season because everything is cheaper and then we freeze them :) Fab recipe too

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  27. Oh those pops look delicious!! I love the mickey heads too! Thanks for the recipe and what to buy!

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  28. I love using almond milk and coconut milk for my ice pops. They are so creamy without a ton of added fat.

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  29. Oh my gosh, two of my favorite things, strawberries and cantaloupe! I bet they taste wonderful plus they are healthy!

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  30. I always wondered about certain fruits and when to buy them. love this post, it helps. thanks for sharing.

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  31. Strawberries and Blueberries yum! It's certainly a fun way to pass the time and eat snacks especially Popsicle that are so easy to make.

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  32. Haha I do like veggies but sweets are even better mmmm! I love peaches and raspberries. I quite fancy making some smoothies or juices right now x

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  33. We're lucky where we live that fruits rarely go out of season, but strawberries are going out of season here now. Finding more plums and apricots.

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  34. This looks fabulous and I'm sure my daughters would love them too. Also, your popsicle mold is awesome!

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  35. They're gorgeous!! I love cantaloupe.
    I'm always surprised that raspberries can be late summer/fall fruits because I associate them with June.
    We did get a crop in June, but our crop now is even better. It's amazing!

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  36. I love this! I'm trying to get better at buying seasonally. I typically buy whatever is on sale but I want us having good and natural fruits when we can!

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