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5 Easy Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes

5 Easy Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes

There are as many smoothie recipes as there are people who drink them. While what goes into them depends on personal preference, a smoothie remains the perfect occasion to blend the nutrients, vitamins, protein and fiber you need to sustain an active lifestyle into an irresistibly delicious beverage. This is especially true if you use a high-protein and a source of calcium in the recipe, such as microfiltered milk, lactose-free milk, organic milk, a protein beverage, or cottage cheese. Whichever way you enjoy them, we believe smoothies are essential to a balanced diet, so we put together a list of five of our favourite easy-to-make smoothie recipes. Whether you’re looking for a vitamin boost, a high-protein berry beverage, a tasty new take on the green smoothie, or an antioxidant-packed glass of goodness, we have just what you need.

Our 5 all-time favourite smoothie recipes

1 - Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

The timeless peanut butter and jam sandwich, but in a glass. And since the recipe calls for Dairyland’s Microfiltered 100% Canadian Milk, known to taste fresh and stay fresher longer than regular milk, you are guaranteed an intake of protein, nutrients and calcium, and a clean, refreshing taste. With such attributes, no wonder Dairyland was voted #1 Most Trusted Brand in the country—and we’re confident you might also rate this smoothie as your #1 favourite.

Ready to give it a try? Head here for the full recipe.

2 - The Ultimate Berry Smoothie

The Ultimate Berry Smoothie

Perfect for any occasion! It’s no longer a secret: bananas and frozen berries are a match made in heaven. The secret to this smoothie’s richness and smooth consistency is Dairyland’s Microfiltered 100% Canadian Milk, which stays fresher longer than regular milk! And the cottage cheese, evidently – packed with calcium and protein! Instead of thanking us, just go ahead and blend one for yourself!

See the full recipe here.

3 - Vitamin-Packed Green Smoothie

Vitamin-Packed Green Smoothie

This green smoothie with muddled raspberries is so satisfying you could have it for dessert. But here’s the good news: it's loaded with Dairyland’s 100% Canadian Lactose Free Milk, which is not only high in protein, but also easy to digest with all the goodness of milk. Knowing it also contains high-nutrient fruits, so you might as well have it for breakfast. Or dessert. Or both

Tempted to try? Here’s the full recipe.

 4 - Lunch Express Smoothie

Lunch Express Smoothie

It’s hard to believe you can make a green smoothie that tastes this good. And this one is not only delicious, it also contains enough vegetables to be considered a meal, and a wholesome one at that! All thanks to Dairyland Organic Milk, from Canadian organic farms, and containing added vitamins. Bon appétit!

Find the full recipe here!

5 - Antioxidant Smoothie

Antioxidant Smoothie

We all know that consuming antioxidant foods every day is important. But have you ever thought of blending them all up in an antioxidant smoothie? It’s made with our new Dairyland Protein Beverage: made with Canadian milk, it provides 18 g of protein per 250 ml serving, and is a source of 9 essential nutrients. It’s that easy! A new breakfast staple.

The recipe’s this way!

How to Blend a Perfect Smoothie in 4 Easy Steps

1 - You're wondering what's the best smoothie base?

For an option twice as high in protein as regular milk, you can use Joyya Ultrafiltered Milk, which contains 18 g of protein per 250 ml - perfect to supplement an active lifestyle. Another good choice is our Microfiltered Milk that provides a delicious taste and stays fresh longer than regular milk. Or you could opt for Lactose-Free Milk, which is easier to digest with all the goodness for those who are lactose intolerant. Otherwise, try using Dairyland Organic Milk. Really, sky’s the limit! 

2 - Choose fruits (and vegetables!) that go well together.

There are so many fruit pairings that still need to be discovered! And not to forget: smoothies are the occasion to consume bonus vegetables by mixing in spinach and kale (or beets)!

3 - Add protein!

Don’t forget to make your smoothie whole by adding a source of protein, such as Dairyland Cottage Cheese or Joyya Ultrafiltered Milk.

4 - Mix in a source of fibre.

Flax seeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds are popular ones that, while highly nutritious, also blend in amazingly and enhance the texture of your smoothie.