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3 Must-Have Smoothies

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yields: 2
3 Must-Have Smoothies

Pick up fresh ingredients and break out the blender for one, two or all three of our favourite smoothie recipes. When you combine the power of fresh natural ingredients with quality Canadian milk, free of artificial growth hormones, you can taste the goodness. Dairy Farmers of Canada ensure all Canadian milk meets some of the most stringent standards in the world to provide high-quality milk.

Ingredients

Aloha Tropical Smoothie:

  • 1 small banana cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) chunks fresh or frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chunks fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) ginger
  • 2 to 3 tsp (10 to 15 mL) lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) shredded sweetened or unsweetened coconut (optional)

Honeydew, Avocado & Lemon Smoothie:

  • 2 cups (500 mL) chunks honeydew melon
  • 1 small ripe avocado peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh mint or coriander 3 tbsp
  • (45 mL) lemon or lime juice Honey to taste (optional)

Chia Cherry Berry Smoothie:

  • 2 cups (500 mL) fresh or frozen pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) vanilla or lemon yogurt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chia seeds or ground flaxseed

Preparation

Aloha Tropical Smoothie

In a blender, combine fruit, milk and ginger. Purée until smooth. Add lime juice to taste and vanilla. Purée. Pour into 2 glasses; sprinkle with coconut.

Honeydew, Avocado & Lemon Smoothie

In a blender, combine melon, avocado, milk and mint. Purée until smooth. Add lemon juice and honey, if melon is not super sweet. Pour into 2 glasses.

Chia Cherry Berry Smoothie

In a blender combine fruit, milk, yogurt and chia. Purée until smooth. If using frozen fruit, you may need to thin with more milk or with orange juice. Pour into 2 glasses.

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