Yogurt and Milk Drinks: The Power of Smoothies

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Why should you add milk and yogurt to your smoothies? Smoothies are most popular for being delicious and fun yogurt and milk drinks. Using real milk provides a creamy texture to your smoothies. While ice can make your smoothie cold, it won’t bring a thicker texture to your smoothie either. 

Yogurt and Milk Drinks: Creaminess is Key

In addition to its creamy texture, choosing real milk provides benefits you may not know about! One 8-ounce glass of milk naturally provides essential nutrients like four B vitamins to help you energize and 8 grams of high-quality protein to help you refuel and build lean muscle. Without all the additives found in alternative beverages, milk supports wellness in a more natural way. 

This Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie is perfect for breakfast or for a post-workout refuel, using real milk and Greek yogurt with sweet ingredients like strawberries and honey. Or you can make this seasonal Pumpkin Pie Smoothie that uses kefir. 


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For those choosing smoothies as part of exercise recovery, real milk yet again can be a good addition to your blended creation. With 8 grams of complete protein per 8-ounce serving, milk helps you build muscle, stay active, and recover. Milk’s natural, high-quality protein can’t be matched by most alternatives. Compared to plant proteins, proteins from milk are more complete, higher-quality, and less processed. 

This Super Power Smoothie is a quick and easy protein-packed smoothie that tastes great while providing valuable nutrients and energy for those on the go. Don’t be turned off by the ingredient lists. You won’t even know there are beets in it! In addition to real milk, this smoothie uses Greek yogurt. 

And if you are lactose-intolerant, you can still choose smoothies made with real milk. This Banana-Strawberry Licuado is a protein-filled fruit smoothie that features lactose-free milk. Lactose-free milk is real milk just without lactose. There are many options on the market offering 8 grams of protein or more per serving. 

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