Like I’m sure many of you were, I was thrilled when my 2016 Milk Calendar arrived. Each year I look forward to scouring each page, making notes and planning all the recipes I’m going to try.
The first page I always flip to is the month of May, which happens to be my birthday month. I always find it fun to see what recipe is featured in that month.
This year’s featured recipe for the month of May is the Green Goodness Smoothie Bowl. Loaded with fruit, kale, milk and chia seeds, not only does it look amazing, it fits right in with my New Year resolution to eat healthier. I had to try it!
- 3 ripe kiwis, peeled
- 3 cups (750 mL) cubed honeydew melon
- 2 cups (500 mL) lightly packed baby kale (Note - I wasn't able to find baby kale, so I used regular and gave it a rough chop before measuring and adding to the blender.)
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) chia seeds
- 1 cup (250 mL) raspberries, sliced strawberries or your favourite fruit
- ¼ cup (60 mL) in total pumpkin or sunflower seeds, hemp hearts, goji berries, cacao nibs or a combination
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) shredded coconut
- Cut kiwis into chunks and place in a food processor or blender. Add melon, kale, banana, milk and chia. Purée until smooth.
- Pour smoothie into 3 or 4 bowls. Arrange toppings on smoothie. Serve with spoons.
- Underripe kiwi can be a bit sour, so use honey or maple syrup to sweeten.
- Chia seeds are high in fibre and omega-3 fatty acids and help to thicken the smoothie.
- Sprinkle with nuts for extra protein.
- Substitute your favourite fruits in similar quantities.
The much-loved Milk Calendar features easy and nutritious recipes your family will love. The recipes from the 2016 calendar are great for friends, family or entertaining and include nutritious balanced meals featuring milk and cheese.
TIP – Since each vegetable and each fruit has a different mix of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, choose a rainbow of options each day to get the widest variety of nutrients.
Have you ever made a recipe from the Milk Calendar?
What is the recipe for your birthday month?