Favourite Summer Smoothies

This recipe is taken from the 2015 Milk Calendar. The flavour combos will surprise you.

  • Prep: 5 min
Yields 2 Servings
favourite summer smoothies

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Date Smoothie
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
  • 1 small banana broken into chunks
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) vanilla yogurt
  • 4 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground nutmeg
  • Cranraspberry Smoothie
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) raspberry or mixed berry yogurt
  • 1 cup (250) raspberries
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) liquid honey
  • Chocolate Milk & P.B. Smoothie
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chocolate milk
  • 1 small banana broken into chunks
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon

Preparation

Vanilla Date Smoothie

In a blender, combine milk, banana, yogurt, dates and nutmeg. Purée until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses.

Cranraspberry Smoothie

In a blender, combine milk, yogurt, raspberries, cranberries and honey. Purée until smooth. Pour into 3 glasses.

Chocolate Milk & P.B. Smoothie

In a blender, combine chocolate milk, banana, peanut butter and cinnamon. Purée until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses.

Tips

Vanilla Date Smoothie

Fresh Medjool dates are sold in packages in the produce section of the supermarket.

Cranraspberry Smoothie

Use maple or agave syrup instead of honey.

Try strawberries in place of raspberries.

Chocolate Milk & P.B. Smoothie

For a thicker smoothie, freeze peeled banana, then slice and add.

Turn the smoothie into a milkshake by adding a scoop of chocolate ice cream.

Try almond or cashew butter or chocolate-hazelnut spread instead of peanut butter.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 182 Calories
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrate: 34 g
Fat: 3 g
Fibre: 2.8 g
Sodium: 79 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 21 % / 233 mg
Vitamin B12: 40 %
Vitamin D: 30 %
Riboflavin: 21 %
Magnesium: 17 %