Dairy Farmers of Canada

Scrumptious Smoothies

This recipe is taken from the 2005 Milk Calendar. A quick and nutritious way to start the day or for an afternoon pick-me-up. Whatever the flavour combination, cold milk and tangy yogurt make these smoothies truly scrumptious.

  • Prep: 5 min
Yields 3 - 4 servings per variation
scrumptious smoothies


  • Zesty Banana Orange Smoothie
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • 2 frozen very ripe bananas
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) liquid honey
  • 1 to 2 tsp (5 to 10 mL) grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) vanilla yogurt
  • Icy Mocha Smoothie
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Chocolate Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) instant coffee or 1/2 cup (125 mL) cold strong coffee
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chocolate syrup or sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) vanilla yogurt
  • Tropical Smoothie
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) mango or peaches peeled and chopped
  • 1 frozen very ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup (250 mL) vanilla yogurt
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In blender, combine milk, fresh and frozen fruit or ice cubes, flavourings (as called for); purée until smooth. Add yogurt and pulse just until blended. Sweetend to taste as desired.

Pour into tall glasses. Serve immediately.


For the Adventurous: Prepare Zesty Banana Orange Smoothie as Banana Chocolate Smoothie with Chocolate milk and 2 tbsp (30 mL) chocolate syrup in place of honey and omit orange rind.

Prepare Icy Mocha Smoothie with 2 tbsp (30 mL) coffee-flavoured liqueur in place of instant coffee.

Prepare Tropical Smoothie by adding 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped peeled papaya and/or 1/4 cup (60 mL) dark or coconut-flavoured rum.

Healthy Eating Tip:Every bit helps! Many Canadians fall short in the Vegetables & Fruit and Milk products food groups. These tasty beverages are a great way to help kids and adults add some fruit and milk to their day.

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