Written by our friends at the American Dairy Association

National Dairy Month is celebrated annually during June to recognize the contributions of the dairy industry and the hardworking dairy farmers behind the milk and dairy products making it to your grocery store shelves every day. This year, we want to focus on real milk and yogurt tubs to make a delicious, filling smoothie. What better time for an ice cold drink than summertime?

A smoothie made with real, wholesome milk or yogurt is a delicious way to get high-quality protein and other essential nutrients that your body needs to help fuel your day.

Use Real Dairy as the base of the smoothie.

  • Milk makes an excellent base for any smoothie. Milk has a significant amount of protein as well as a powerful package of 13 essential nutrients including calcium, protein, phosphorus, vitamin D, vitamin A, and several B vitamins. Add more or less milk depending on how thick you like your smoothie.
  • Yogurt also makes a great base for a smoothie. Yogurt is another excellent source of protein and 9 essential nutrients. Most yogurts are made with live and active cultures, and some also provide probiotics – or good bacteria – that may help maintain digestive health, boost immunity, fight infection and protect against diseases.

Are you a dairy lover interested in learning more about the history of Dairy Month? Check out more here

Where does your milk come from?

Click here to meet dairy farming families in the Northeast.

Click here to meet dairy farming families in New England.

Learn more about dairy farming in the Northeast at AmericanDairy.com and in New England at NewEnglandDairy.com


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!


Blueberries (National Blueberry Day is July 11th!)










Skim, 2%, or Whole Milk

Almond Milk

Soy Milk

Cashew Milk


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


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!