Delicious, nutritious cow’s milk provides a powerful package of nine essential nutrients, including protein, calcium and vitamin D. However, 8 out of 10 people are falling short on their daily dairy recommendations. Show us how you put the “moo” in delicious, nutrient-rich smoothies!
To be eligible to win this recipe contest, your smoothie recipe must include one full serving of dairy. That’s at least 1 cup, or a 1-cup serving equivalent, of cow’s milk dairy foods (see the Cup of Dairy Table at choosemyplate.gov/dairy).
The full serving of dairy may be comprised of more than one kind of cow’s milk dairy food, such as 1⁄2 cup of milk + 1⁄2 cup of yogurt.
Please do not specify name brands in the ingredients list.
Successful Smoothie 101
Here are some ideas to get your creative recipe ideas flowing:
- Start with a dairy base.
- Add fruit or vegetables.
- Thicken it up. Try ice, avocado, yogurt or nut butter!
- Enhance the flavor, perhaps with a drizzle of honey or some vanilla extract, cinnamon or turmeric.
- Give it an added nutritional boost. Need extra protein? Add a scoop of whey! Want a little more fiber? Try flax or chia seeds!