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Dairy Delights

June is National Dairy Month What a great time to take a look at whether or not you are having 3 servings of dairy a day.  Did you know that includes adults and seniors as well as children?

  • People need the calcium and other essential nutrients dairy provides to help keep bones strong and bodies fit. 
  • In addition to calcium, dairy provides eight essential nutrients, including phosphorus, potassium, protein, vitamins D, A and B12, riboflavin and niacin (niacin equivalents).

Enjoy these recipes from the Midwest Dairy Association!    

Choco ‘Nana Milk Mixer

  • 3 1/2 c. low-fat chocolate milk
  • 1 T. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 medium banana peeled, cut into chunks

Pour milk, peanut butter and banana chunks      into a blender container.  Blend on medium speed 1 minute until smooth.  Pour into a large pitcher and serve.                        

Fruity Splash Smoothie

  • 1 c. fat-free milk
  • 5-7 large unsweetened frozen strawberries
  • 1 medium ripe banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 T. honey
  • 6 oz. orange juice

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into glasses. If there is any leftover smoothie, pour it into small plastic cups, cover the top of the cups with plastic wrap, insert a stick in the middle and freeze.  This makes great frozen fruit pops.

Note:  You can blend up your own favorite smoothie concoction.  Just remember to use milk or yogurt to give you that cool, creamy base.  Then add your own favorite ingredients.      

Blues Buster Smoothie

  • 1 container (6-oz.) low-fat blueberry flavored yogurt
  • 1/2 c. apple juice
  • 1/3 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 c. frozen sliced peaches
  • 5-6 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients with ice (amount of ice will vary depending on desired consistency).  Pour into a glass and serve chilled.

Lip Lickin' Limeade Milk Chiller

  • 1 c. fat-free milk
  • 1 c. lime sherbet
  • 1/4 c. frozen limeade concentrate, not thawed or diluted
  • Lime slices (optional)

Place milk, sherbet and limeade concentrate in blender container.  Cover; blend until smooth.  Pour into frosted glasses; garnish with lime slices, if desired.

Frosty Orange-Banana Sipper

  • 2 medium bananas, peeled, chunked and frozen
  • 6-oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 T. sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 c. low-fat milk (set milk in freezer 30 minutes before using)
  • 1 c. low-fat vanilla yogurt

In a blender, combine bananas, orange juice concentrate, and powdered sugar.  Add milk and yogurt; blend until smooth and frothy.  Serve immediately.  

Apple Yogurt Smoothie

  • 2 c. low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 c. orange juice
  • 1/2 c. ice
  • 2 T. honey

Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.  Pour into tall glasses.

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