Written by Ericka Sanchez - Nibbles & Feasts
A bionico is a snack salad made with papaya, cantaloupe, apple, strawberries and banana. The fruit is mixed in a combination of creams, which include sour cream, sweetened condensed milk and at times, cottage cheese. It is called a bionico, meaning “bionic” because it is considered an energy snack with so much fruit included. Because I’ve gotten to know Parmalat Nata Crema Para Desayuno very well. This delicious nata was a perfect candidate to be part of the bionico mix. The result is a creamier version than the original. The cream turned out silky, rich and flavorful, and coats the fruit really well.
Preparation time: 30 minutes (includes refrigeration time)
½ cup sour cream
1 (12-ounce) container Parmalat Nata Crema Para Desayuno
¾ cup Parmalat Whole Milk
¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups papaya, chopped
1 ½ cups cantaloupe, chopped
2 cups strawberries, quartered
2 banans, sliced
1 green apple, chopped
1 red apple, chopped
sweetened coconut shreds
Whisk together sour cream, nata, milk, condensed milk and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Combine fruit in a large salad bowl. Add nata mixture and carefully fold in fruit until mixed well.
Serve fruit in individual containers and top with granola, pecans, raisins and coconut.