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Share your summer smoothie recipes with Arla Big Milk for a chance to win a £250 voucher!NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 19-Jun-15 15:42:33

Arla have asked us to find out which nutritious smoothie recipes your DC love in the summer.

Here’s what Arla say, “Arla Big Milk is the only fresh cows' milk enriched with essential nutrients to support your child's growth and development, as part of a healthy balanced diet. Containing added iron, vitamin D, vitamin A, and naturally rich in calcium; Arla Big Milk has been developed to specifically support the needs of children aged from one to five.”

So, what nutritious summer smoothie recipes do you have up your sleeve? Maybe you make a breakfast smoothie which gives your DCs a brilliant kickstart to the day? Or a fruity ice cream smoothie you treat 'em with on a warm summer’s afternoon? Even better, a veggie smoothie that they're happy to drink - or that you enjoy making for yourself. We’re looking forward to hearing the different things Mumsnetters whack into a blender to create delicious, nutritious smoothies!

Everyone who shares their smoothie recipe on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 Love2Shop voucher!

Thanks and good luck,

Emrob86 Fri 19-Jun-15 16:40:34

Milk, Mango, Banana, Avocado, Strawberries, Raspberries, Mint and Yoghurt! smile Refreshing!

Fizzyplonk Fri 19-Jun-15 17:01:01

Vanilla sugar/vanilla extract

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Fri 19-Jun-15 17:27:43

We like quite zingy smoothies to cool us down. We sometimes pour the mix into ice pop molds as well and freeze them.

Dd's favourite is banana, mango and clementine.

(With sprinkles on the ice pops for a treat!)

CMOTDibbler Fri 19-Jun-15 18:32:08

I buy discounted bananas, or any that are hanging round the kitchen at the end of their life, peel, chop and freeze them.

They then blend up a treat with some tinned peaches, or some strawberries. Or indeed most fruits that are lurking in the fridge drawer!

I'm also rather fond of peanut butter and chocolate agave syrup (sounds poncey, but v nice, easy to make choc milk with and low cal), though no one else likes it.

The frozen bananas make it lovely and cool and creamy

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Fri 19-Jun-15 19:54:59

DD1 loves milk, banana and cocoa powder. No need for any honey/agave or anything else.

ButterflyOfFreedom Fri 19-Jun-15 20:04:45

It has to have berries in it!!


Fruity! smile

MadauntofA Fri 19-Jun-15 20:09:47

Frozen banana pieces, fresh berries and milk, quick, creamy and a great start to the day!

marymanc Fri 19-Jun-15 20:43:25


InAndOfMyself Fri 19-Jun-15 20:56:19

Frozen strawberries, fresh mango, ice pieces, and milk for a refreshing smoothie on a hot day.

missorinoco Fri 19-Jun-15 20:57:28

Smoothies are the only time I go al fresco. I am otherwise a neurotic recipe follower, who thinks deviating is not measuring out the spices.

I use the fruit that the DC swear they don't like - bananas, kiwi, whatever else is floating around. Pop it in the blender whilst they aren't looking. Ass the juice or milk and blend.
Too much kiwi is a giveaway though - the seeds show.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 19-Jun-15 21:15:08

The most important ingredient for me is milk that the company has paid farmers a fair price for.

GetKnitted Fri 19-Jun-15 21:44:20

bananas, strawberries, honey, ice and a little apple juice

Hopezibah Fri 19-Jun-15 22:03:35

Milk, banana, avocado, a drizzle of honey and a splash of cream makes a real dreamy creamy cooling avocado smoothie. Looks a really pretty shade of pastel green too.

TheyreMadITellYouMaaaad Fri 19-Jun-15 22:07:39

Well, being a dairy-intolerant family, our smoothies contain no milk! We use either almond milk or Oatly, usually plus a banana to add creaminess.

Current favourite is blueberries and cherries (at least twice as much blueberries as cherries), frothed up very vigorously, and with chia seeds sprinkled on top.

Another fave is mango and fresh herbs. You have to prepare the mango in advance by chopping it and freezing on a tray. When you want the smoothie, whack the mango in the blender, add the almond milk and blend again. Add fresh herbs, whole or roughly chopped, and serve. Mint and tarragon are good. This one doesn't need banana, and is definitely better with almond milk than with Oatly.

I think either of these would work with milk or with yogurt.

CopperPan Fri 19-Jun-15 22:24:34

Strawberries, milk, yoghurt, honey, crushed ice. Refreshing!

CointreauVersial Fri 19-Jun-15 22:37:14

Pineapple juice, banana and coconut milk, loads of ice. Totally tropical.

eurochick Fri 19-Jun-15 22:57:38

I've never put milk in a smoothie. Bleugh. I usually use berries and bananas, plus whatever else I find in the kitchen.

displacementofwater Fri 19-Jun-15 23:32:57

Coconut milk or coconut water, pineapple, banana, baby spinach, cucumber, hemp seeds & maca powder. Really tasty! grin grin

FeelingSmurfy Fri 19-Jun-15 23:58:16

Blueberry and banana milkshakes are a big hit in this house

Onedayinthesun Fri 19-Jun-15 23:59:05

Milk banana kale frozen berries honey

Floellabenjamin Sat 20-Jun-15 07:33:23

Milk, bio yog, banana, scoop of chocolate powder and 2 tables spoons of almond butter.

campocaro Sat 20-Jun-15 07:46:19

Beetroot oat milk spinach and orange. Delicious

Demonchops Sat 20-Jun-15 07:59:25

A favourite of mine is fresh ginger, pear, apple and mint. So fresh and invigorating.

Another I do alot for breakfast is with Skyr yogurt ( high protein) with oats, prunes, half a banana and some berries. It's lush

Biscetti Sat 20-Jun-15 08:00:26

Almond milk, almonds, goji berries, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pomegranate juice and a smidge of honey. To die for.

Frozen mango, banana, an orange, Greek yogurt, ice and water.

Almond milk, almonds, peanut butter, chocolate powder and maple syrup. Snickers in a smoothie.

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