Any Day Any Time Smoothie Recipes | DFM

Any Day, Any Time Smoothies

PREP TIME

5 min.

Serving Size

2-4 servings

Homemade smoothies are a super way to get kids and adults to boost their milk, fruit, and vegetable servings. These three recipes have extra nutrition built right in and all of them taste great!

Ingredients

BE GREEN SMOOTHIE

  • 2 cups (500 mL) milk
  • 1 large red or green apple, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup (250 mL) plain Greek or drained yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) ground flax seeds
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) liquid honey, or to taste
  • ice cubes

 

FIBER-BOOST BERRY SMOOTHIE

  • 2 cups (500 mL) milk
  • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen mixed berries
  • 1 fresh pear, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) ground flax seeds
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) pure maple syrup or liquid honey

 

PROTEIN-PACKED STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

  • 2 cups (500 mL) milk
  • 1 cup (250 mL) each, frozen sliced peaches and strawberries
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) liquid honey

Directions

1. In a blender, combine milk, fruit and vegetables, and other ingredients (as called for) and purée until smooth. Pour into glasses (pour Be Green over ice) and serve immediately.

 

Recipe and photo are provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada. For more recipe ideas visit dairygoodness.ca.

Tips

  • When making smoothies, make sure all ingredients that are cold and frozen are taken right from the freezer. Pulse the blender a few times to start with to chop up large pieces, then hold the power on for the best texture.
  • Tips for kids: kids can help measure the ingredients and add them to the blender. Older kids can make these on their own. Chill travel cups in the freezer and pour in freshly-made smoothies for mornings on the run, or before-sports snacks.