Ellie Wilson

MS, RDN, CDN

June is National Dairy Month, and we have a lot of delicious and nutritious ways to celebrate with you all month long! As a registered dietitian-nutritionist, and a dairy lover, I am very sure dairy is the real deal – wholesome, versatile and a culinary champion used in an amazing variety of foods and recipes. To kick off this celebration, we have some great smoothie recipes to share! They are the perfect way to pack the benefits of Real Dairy into an easy-to-enjoy treat!

Fueling up with the full package of 13 nutrients milk adds to your glass is a great way to honor the hard work of the farmers that ensure it is available to you and your family every day. Those nutrients include calcium, phosphorous and B vitamins, which support bone strength and energy metabolism. Milk is a good source of high-quality protein, and contains Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and zinc. Together they help build immunity, support healing, and help grow and protect muscles. Traditional and Greek yogurt are made with live cultures and contain some probiotics, which improve gut health. So many benefits!   

Greek yogurt is thick and creamy, its satisfying texture delivered by straining some of the liquid whey, resulting in higher protein content and lower lactose and calcium. You can use milk and Greek yogurt in your Real Dairy Smoothie, and change the recipe amounts to taste if you like! 

We celebrate throughout National Dairy Month – add these ideas to your calendar and join in the fun all month long!

June 1 – World Milk Day – Lift your Glass!

June 4th – Cheese Day

June 7th – Choc Ice Cream Day

June 14th – Strawberry Shortcake Day

June 20th – Milkshake Day

June 20th – Ice Cream Soda Day

June 21 – Smoothie Day

June 25th – Strawberry Parfait Day – (could be a yogurt and strawberry parfait)

June 27th Ice Cream Cake Day

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Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

Have you heard of #ChillinWithChopper? This is week one of a five-week long event. Each week has a set theme, so be sure to follow our Facebook page to be in the know!

To start off our journey, we will begin by highlighting some of our favorite summertime drinks. As the temperatures rise, there’s nothing better than quenching your thirst with a cool, refreshing beverage. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard BBQ, or simply relaxing on the porch, we’ve got you covered at Price Chopper and Market 32. Cheers to a season filled with sun-soaked days and delicious sips!

Peach Paradise: This cool, refreshing day certainly beats the heat! If you are a fan of peach-flavored drinks, you must try this! 

Sangria Mocktail: This non-alcoholic drink is perfect for any summertime occasion! With four different fruits mixed in this drink, you will be so thankful you tried this!

Slushy Punch: Who doesn’t love a good slushy? Nothing says summer like a nice brain freeze! Try this recipe ASAP!

We hope you enjoy our recipes! Be sure to check out the following sites for more:

Price Chopper Recipes 

Price Chopper Ready

Price Chopper YouTube

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Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

There is so much to celebrate throughout the month of July. Not only is the weather warm and there is so much to do, but it is also National Smoothie Month! If you are a smoothie lover, then this blog is for you. Nowadays, there are many places to order smoothies on the go. However, what about making your own smoothie at home? You can save time by not having to drive anywhere, and you can also save money by adding in your own ingredients. At Price Chopper and Market 32, we have a ton of smoothie add-ins for you to try, as well as recipes. While there are no right or wrong ingredients to add in your smoothie, we have some delicious ideas for you below. Without further ado, let’s get blending!

Fruit: 

Blueberries (National Blueberry Day is July 11th!)

Strawberries

Bananas

Oranges

 

Veggies:

Kale

Spinach

Avocado

Milk:

Skim, 2%, or Whole Milk

Almond Milk

Soy Milk

Cashew Milk

Yogurt:

Plain Greek Yogurt

Flavored Greek Yogurt

Nut Butter:

Peanut Butter

Almond Butter

Cashew Butter

Powdered Peanut Butter (PB2)

Other Add-Ins:

Protein Powder

Cocoa Powder

Honey

Flax Seeds / Chia Seeds

Interested in some recipes? Check them out below!

Kicked Up Green Smoothie: A delicious blend of fruits, veggies, and yogurt to power you through your day!

Chocolaty-Orange Smoothie: This smoothie is so refreshing for a warm summer’s day!

Winter Kiwi, Clementine & Blackberry Smoothie: Fresh produce, coconut water, and sweet honey? Yes, please!

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New Items: BODYARMOR 20oz, 6 Packs

Well we thought we knew everything about BODYARMOR Sports Drink until this month when they dropped a brand new 6 pack 20oz package into our stores!

In case you are new to the BODYARMOR brand, they have a wide variety of Sports Drink flavors including the new in 2023 (and on the shelf at Price Chopper) Cherry Lime, Strawberry Banana Lyte, and Dragonfruit Berry Lyte. This new 6 pack 20oz package comes in the best 5 flavors that they produce. Strawberry Banana, Orange Mango, Fruit Punch, Strawberry Grape, and Peach Mango Lyte.

BODYARMOR prides itself on being the best sports drink in the category because you rehydrate with potassium from coconut water instead of salt. They have had an impressive list of athletes that support the brand and they continue to move into the entertainment world with recent partnerships with Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lopez.  

The 20oz 6 pack delivers in the category of “I didn’t know I needed this product until I picked it up.” The 16oz single serve is my go to and the 12oz 8 pack has been great for my kids, but when I picked up the 6 bottles of 20oz for less than $1 a bottle plus having those extra few ounces really hit the spot. Keep the Peach Mango Lyte 6 packs full please 😊.

BODYARMOR Sports Drink delivers hard-working hydration with potassium-packed electrolytes, antioxidants and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or dyes. Look for the brand in the Sports Drink aisle.

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Take Your Morning Cup of Joe to the Next Level!

Mia Teal

E-Commerce Marketing Department

When we think of coffee, we often think of the energizing drink we make in the morning. However, have you ever wondered what exactly coffee is and where it comes from? What about recipes that can be made with coffee? Coffee can be used for so much more than just your daily caffeine intake, and a few may even surprise you!

What is coffee? People recognize coffee as a bean or ground, and that bean we see comes from the seed of the fruit known as the coffee cherry. The coffee cherry grows on the coffee plant that can live up to 100 years! Yes, there is a coffee plant! How cool is that? These plants are the most productive between the ages of 7 to 20 and can grow to be as tall as 10 meters.

Coffee Uses:

Drinks and Desserts: There are an abundance of drinks and desserts that can be made from coffee. Even if coffee is not your go-to drink, the recipes below may just give your taste buds something to smile about! 

Paint: Did you know that you can paint using coffee? Combine coffee grounds and room-temperature water to give you your newest paint color!

Meat Tenderizer: As you will see in the recipes below, coffee can be used to tenderize meats. Due to the enzymes found in coffee, the meat will become more tender when marinated in coffee. Marinate your meat of choice for up to 24 hours for an incredible flavor. 

Make chocolate-covered coffee beans: This is super easy to make. Just melt PICS dark chocolate chips over low heat, stir in espresso beans, and let cool on parchment paper.

Décor: Coffee beans can be used as a very elegant décor in your home. Simply put coffee beans in a jar or vase with a candle or fake flowers on top.

Interested in taking coffee to the next level? Try out some of our fantastic recipes below!

Coffee-Rubbed Beef Brisket: Have you ever tried beef rubbed with coffee? Be sure to check out this easy yet delicious recipe for your next beef dinner!

Coffee Caramelized Onions: When you try out the Coffee-Rubbed Beef Brisket recipe, be sure to add on these coffee caramelized onions that coffee fans will love!

Super Chili: The next time you want to make chili, consider spicing it up with this Super Chili recipe! While the coffee taste is not overwhelming, there is enough in the recipe to make this chili more exciting.

Iced Caramel Vanilla Latte: Feeling low on energy? Try this scrumptious latte with PICS whipped cream!

Vanilla-Raspberry Ice Cream Tart With Brownie Crust and Mocha Drizzle: The name says it all! This dessert is perfect for your next family get together!

Mocha-Almond Meringue Cake: This cake is divine! There is the perfect balance of mocha and almond for a dessert that will take your break away!

Shop Coffee!

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Chill Out and Relax on National Refreshment Day!

Mia Teal

E-Commerce Marketing Intern

Each year, National Refreshment Day is celebrated on the last Thursday of July. That day is today, July 28th! There is an interesting history with National Refreshment Day. The word “refreshment” was originally spelled “refreschement” in Late Middle English. While the spelling has been altered, the meaning has not. By definition, “refreshment” means to be revitalized and rejuvenated after a difficult time or situation.Traveler Beers, located in Burlington, Vermont founded this National Day in 2015. Whether you are celebrating by the pool or in the office, Price Chopper and Market 32 have a variety of different drinks for you to unwind and relax.

Peach Paradise : This recipe is fun and very easy to make. Be sure to stop by our produce department for fresh peaches and PICS lime juice. 

Iced Caramel Vanilla Latte : Price Chopper and Market 32 have a wide selection of coffee, sweeteners, creamers, and milk. This delicious latte is perfect before your morning commute to the office!

Chocolaty-Orange Smoothie : The combination of fresh oranges and PICS Belgian Dark Chocolate will have you head-over-heels for this smoothie!

Classic Pimm’s Cup : The Classic Pimm’s Cup is refreshing to say the very least. The fresh basil, mint, lemon, and orange tastes give this drink the perfect summer feel.

Caramel Milkshake : Who doesn’t love a delicious milkshake on a hot summer day? Celebrate this National Refreshment Day with this caramel milkshake that is easy to make!

Raspberry Iced Tea Pops : Looking for something fun to make for National Refreshment Day? These ice pops are the way to go! All you need are peaches, raspberries, and PICS raspberry tea for this recipe.

Price Chopper and Market 32 offer a wide range of beverages, non-alcoholic and alcoholic, to keep you refreshed all summer long! Check out our catalog below.

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Happy National Refreshment Day!

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