5 Marvel Character-Inspired Dole Recipes + A Marvel Mighty Muggs Giveaway

by Sarah Scoop

I am an official ambassador for Dole Fresh. Dole provided me with compensation for my time. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine.

It’s springtime and I am always looking for ways to eat healthy for the upcoming warmer seasons.

Dole and Marvel have come together to help make healthy eating fun and easy. Inspired by Dole’s multi-year healthy-living initiative with Disney starting in 2016, this alliance allows people to share their healthy eating stories. From consumer promotions and in-store activities inspired by Marvel characters and films to character-themed recipes and specially branded DOLE fruits and vegetables, this offers a creative way to help me eat healthier every day.

Everyone knows I am a huge Marvel fan.  Their movies are always full of excitement and don’t even get me started on the animations.  Someone pinch me I’m still in shock about my Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Hollywood premiere experience.

My favorite part about Marvel movies is that there is always a take away, a lesson to be learned, something about the movie that just makes you think – wow, anything is possible.  Maybe your destined to be a superhero…or maybe you’re just ready to cook like one. 🙂

With the new Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War coming out on April 27, Dole and Marvel are aligning with the Powering the Hero Within program, aimed to inspire people and families to create healthy Marvel Character-Inspired Dole Recipes.

Some of my favorite recipes include:

The Liberty Banana Sushi Inspired by Captain America

Prep: 10 minutes

Makes 8 servings


  • 1 DOLE® Banana, peeled
  • 1/4 cup cashew nut butter, almond butter, or nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons crispy rice cereal
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chia seeds


  • UT banana into 8 equal pieces.
  • SPREAD cut ends of banana with nut butter or yogurt.
  • DIP banana pieces in cereal and chia seeds.

The Smash Smoothie Inspired by Hulk

Prep: 10 minutes

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 cup fresh DOLE® Tropical Gold® Pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze® Almond Milk
  • 1 pkg. (5 oz.) DOLE® Organic Baby Spinach
  • ½ cup chopped DOLE® Celery
  • 1 cup DOLE® Green Grapes
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 DOLE® Banana, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons milled chia seeds


  • COMBINE fresh pineapple, almond milk and baby spinach in an emulsifier blender. Cover; blend until smooth.
  • Add celery, grapes and ginger.
  • Cover; blend until smooth. Add banana and chia seeds.
  • Cover; blend until smooth.

Sunrise Shield Pizza Inspired by Captain America

Start your day off strong with this twist on a classic favorite.

Prep: 15 minutes

Makes 4 servings


  • 2 medium DOLE ̈ Bananas, peeled
  • 4 frozen whole wheat waffles
  • 1/4 cup honey-flavored nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 can (11 oz.) DOLE Mandarin Oranges, drained
  • 2 teaspoons honey dash ground cinnamon
  • DOLE Fresh Raspberries or Blueberries (optional)


  • THINLY slice bananas on diagonal.
  • PREPARE waffles according to package directions.
  • SPREAD waffles with yogurt. Arrange banana slices on top, overlapping
  • Arrange mandarin oranges in center of each pizza.
  • Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Garnish with raspberries or blueberries, if desired.

Super Sandwiches Inspired by Captain America

These Super Sandwiches will defeat even the strongest pangs of hunger.

Prep: 20 minutes

Makes 2 servings


  • 4 slices whole-grain bread
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 5 ounces sliced smoked turkey
  • 2 thin slices fresh DOLE® Tropical Gold® Pineapple
  • 1/2 cup DOLE Butter Bliss
  • 1/2 DOLE Banana, peeled
  • 4 DOLE Blueberries
  • 1 DOLE Strawberry, cut in half


  • PRESS out hearts from bread slices, using a large heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  • Spread two hearts with honey mustard.
  • Layer with smoked turkey, pineapple and salad blend. Top each sandwich with second heart.
  • DECORATE each sandwich with two banana slices dotted with blueberries for eyes and one-half strawberry for nose. Arrange shard-like shaped bread from excess bread for wings and tufted ears.

Bold Banana Parfait Inspired by Black Widow

Looking for a bold breakfast flavor? Try this grilled parfait twist.

Prep: 23 minutes

Makes 4 servings


  • 2 DOLE® Bananas, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup quartered DOLE Strawberries
  • 1 cup DOLE Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup low-fat granola
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 4 mint leaves


  • HEAT grill to high heat.
  • Slice bananas diagonally. Sprinkle with cinnamon and grill, for 3 minutes on each side.
  • LAYER banana, yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, granola, honey, pomegranate seeds and mint leaves in parfait glasses.
  • Serve immediately.


Enter below for the chance to win a set of eight MARVEL MIGHTY MUGGS Figures courtesy of Hasbro! These MARVEL MIGHTY MUGGS figures feature a push-and-turn mechanism that lets fans change the figure’s facial expression by pushing down on the head. Character assortments include Black Widow, Spider-Man, Groot, Hulk, Captain America, Dr. Strange, Rocket Raccoon, Thor, Thanos, Iron Man, Star-Lord and Black Panther.

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Who else is excited for this Dole and Marvel partnership? In preparation for the new Avengers: Infinity War movie, get the scoop on 7 Things We Noticed in the Trailer.

**This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Marvel. Dole and Hasbro are the sole sponsors of these prizes, however the giveaway is solely owned, administered, solicited and operated by me.

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Liz N. March 6, 2018 - 3:18 pm

I’d love to surprise my hubby with these! He loves Marvel and these would be great in his cubicle at work!

Chelsea Zagalik March 6, 2018 - 3:18 pm

My little man would love these!

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I would love to win this for my nephew.

Danielle Wood March 6, 2018 - 4:04 pm

I want to win because I love Marvel and so do all the boys in my family!

Margaret Smith March 6, 2018 - 4:42 pm

My husband loves Marvel and these would look great on his desk.

Tessa March 6, 2018 - 6:41 pm

I want to win because I love Marvel so much! These would totally be some new desk buddies for me if I won. Fingers crossed!

Bianca Munoz March 7, 2018 - 8:36 am

Would love to win because Black Panther is included! My kids would be so stoked! They love super heroes!

Omer March 7, 2018 - 10:08 am

I want to win because look at Doctor Strange. Who doesn’t want to win it? ?

Kim Henrichs March 7, 2018 - 2:24 pm

THESE ARE SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want them for my desk to be honest. 🙂

Ashley March 7, 2018 - 5:51 pm

For my two little boys!!

Darlene Owen March 7, 2018 - 8:02 pm

I have come to love the Marvel characters as my grandson (3) loves the super hero’s.

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Kasey bean March 25, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Totally love marvel

Lisa March 25, 2018 - 12:49 pm

I would like to win for my nephew.

Kayla Klontz March 25, 2018 - 1:47 pm

I would love win these for my son.

Debbie Penney March 25, 2018 - 3:17 pm

I would love to win these for my Nephew!

Amy Delong March 25, 2018 - 6:37 pm

My son would love these,huge marvel fan

alice Minx March 25, 2018 - 8:47 pm

My son would love these!

Molly March 25, 2018 - 9:04 pm

I want to win as an early birthday present to myself.

Kim myers March 25, 2018 - 9:26 pm

I’d love to win for my son. He’s a huge marvel Dan.

Anita Jude March 25, 2018 - 10:40 pm

I would love to win for the grandkids

Dana Moore March 25, 2018 - 10:44 pm

I’d love to display Cap and the squad for my son.

Becky McClure March 25, 2018 - 11:01 pm

My son loves all these awesome characters. I would love to win.


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