3 Hydrating Smoothies Made with Real Milk

Milk is one of the best beverages for hydration. Milk’s natural electrolytes, carbohydrates, and high-quality protein make it more effective at improving hydration status and keeping you hydrated longer than water and sports drinks.

It’s no wonder why we add it to our smoothies. Smoothies can be decadent, but they can also be customized for a health focus. Are you looking to easily blend more servings of fruit into your day, or maybe create the perfect post-workout drink? Smoothies can help you achieve your dietary goals thanks to the countless combinations that can be used to make the popular drink.

Add milk to already versatile smoothies to make the most of every sip. Compared to other sports drinks, milk is a nutritional bargain, providing electrolytes, carbohydrates, and complete, high-performance protein at approximately 25 cents per 8-ounce glass. And milk has the great taste you enjoy. Remember, just because you may be choosing smoothies for potential benefits does not mean the taste has to be something less than desirable. Enjoy each sip!

Try these 3 fun, hydrating smoothies made with real milk.

Feeling red, white, and blue? This three-layered smoothie is packed with fruity yogurt and milk blends—an added bonus for the days you want to show your patriotism in every part of your life. Top with blueberries for extra texture.

This Greens Smoothie is a refreshing sip for hot summer days. And with only four ingredients, this may become your go-to smoothie. Blend milk, frozen pineapple, cucumber, and spinach until smooth for an easy, light sip.

When you are feeling as sweet as apple pie—and maybe just as warm—try this Apple Pie Smoothie. Combine apple slices, Greek yogurt, milk, apple pie spice, and honey until smooth. For a true apple pie experience, don’t forget to top with extra whipped cream!

Are you feeling inspired to turn to smoothies all summer long for better hydration? We have you covered. Check out our Dairy Drinks for delicious options made with real milk.