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Goat Milk Triple Berry Smoothies for Back to School #BornOnTheFarm

Goat milk was not on my radar until my daughter started having allergy issues when she was little. We took her to the doctor for chronic ear infections, among other things, and he suggested we switch her over to goat milk. So we did for a couple of years, and we saw a vast improvement.

These days, we’ve started using it again occasionally for lunches, as well as for before school and after school snacks. It’s normal for us to have several different kinds of milk in the fridge at all times. For us, Goat Milk is a handy and healthy addition to the routine all year round. It helps make a quick lunch on the go in a smoothie. And when my kids are home at lunch, they reach for this product as an easy way to make a smoothie. That’s the best kind of lunch for us sometimes. Fast and nutritious. Plus it’s one I rarely have to think too hard about when I am tapped out of lunch ideas.


Goat Milk is a Healthy Alternative to Cow’s Milk

In addition to being really tasty, goat milk is also an excellent alternative to cow’s milk. This milk is usually well tolerated by those who are lactose intolerant, so that’s a big plus right out of the gate. It also contains more natural vitamin A and B and is naturally homogenized. Vitamin B3 or Niacin is nearly double to that of cow’s milk. All B vitamins help the body convert food into fuel. Fat molecules in Goat Milk are smaller with shorter chain fatty acids which are more easily digested. It also has just as much protein as milk. All of this makes it a perfect alternative to traditional cow’s milk for me and my family.


Goat Milk Smoothies

One of the biggest ways I’ve been using Hewitt’s 3. 8 % Goat Milk is in smoothies. With back to school just around the corner, I’ve been gearing up for smoothie prep. When school is in session, we all rely on smoothies for quick solutions to snacks. With all the protein and added vitamin A and B, this milk makes a healthy and tasty smoothie. That’s great because smoothies are a great way to start the day quickly and healthily. And they are also excellent for after school.

I don’t know about you, but our family finds both lunch time and after school time crazy. It doesn’t take long before we are all running out of ideas for creative lunches. With teens, we are always on the go so smoothies hit the spot perfectly. FOR lunch or any time of day.

In September, not only are the kids adjusting to their new school schedules, but all of the activities commence again and that means chaos. Or I should say it can mean chaos.

Both my girls begin acting again and martial arts gets back to normal which is sometimes three nights a week. Then in addition to that one often does basketball at school and horseback riding too. Not to mention my workload increases again and meals become challenging. And homework!! GAH. I am stressing already. That leaves no time for lunch prep and it leaves all of us exhausted so smoothies work magically.

Keep fresh fruit available all week long and keep Hewitt’s Dairy Goat Milk in 3.8 % or 2 % in your fridge for easy smoothie preparation. Hewitt’s is available in 1 litre cartons and 4 litre bags.


Smoothies are also the ideal solution to MOM I am starving when my youngest gets in from the school bus. Teens are always hungry. The other bonus of smoothies is that they are simple to make so my teens can do this themselves. (Younger kids can manage with some supervision too) All I need to do is stock the ingredients. Speaking of ingredients this is the recipe below.


Goat Milk Triple Berry Smoothies for Back to School #BornOnTheFarm

Paula Schuck
EASY before or after school smoothies with Hewitt's Goat Milk and a whole mess of healthy berries.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 large smoothie


  • One frozen or fresh banana
  • One half cup of plain yogurt or Nordica Smooth cottage cheese.
  • One half cup of Hewitt's 3. 8 % Goat Milk
  • 5 Strawberries
  • 10 Blueberries
  • 8 -10 pitted cherries


  • Peel the banana and break into pieces so the blender will blend easily.
  • Pit the cherries and add to the blender
  • Clean and wash all fruit of course and remove stems then add the rest of the berries to the blender
  • Add your choice of yogurt or you can add Nordica smooth cottage cheese.
  • Add the Hewitt's Goat Milk
  • BLEND and serve
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


Goat Milk: Easy, Nutritious, After or Before School Snacks

Goat milk is a great alternative to cow’s milk, whether it be in smoothie, a recipe, or just a glass. Now that we’ve started using it again, I am reminded of how versatile this product is. It’s tasty, healthy, and easier on the digestive tract, all of which makes it a winner for my family. If you’re looking for a cow’s milk alternative or if you just want to add an extra health kick to your life, check out Hewitt’s Goat Milk. It’s our go to brand for a tasty, healthy alternative to cow’s milk.

If you want to read more of my Gay Lea recipes here’s one that’s my favourite: Gluten Free Fireside Pie. And here are some easy tasty Memories of Mexico Nachos and Guacamole  too.

MORE ABOUT HEWITT’s and the Gay Lea Story:

Hewitt’s Dairy is part of the Gay Lea Foods cooperative. Gay Lea us second largest dairy co-operative in Canada, owned by over 1,200 dairy farmers. They have 12 production facilities and distribution centers across Ontario and Quebec. PS, when doing a travel opportunity in Bruce County this July with my daughter I happened across one of those facilities and took a moment to stop and poke around a bit.

For More Recipes and Contests:

Fresh fruit from Ontario even, plus fresh dairy from Gay Lea makes lunchtime and back to school nutrition easy. Don’t forget to check out the Gay Lea Facebook page for contests, recipes and more.

I created this post as a paid ambassador with Gay Lea Foods and PTPA for 2017.  My opinion is all my own and it is truthful. I only work with brands I love and use. Gay Lea is a part of our daily lifestyle. 

Gay Lea Foods is also giving away this great NINJA Supra Kitchen System Giveaway prize!! Gay Lea Ninja Supra Kitchen System Giveaway – August 2017

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  • Stefanie

    I love this recipe. I’ve actually never tried goat milk so I learned a lot from this post. I would definitely be interested in trying it, especially for the nutritional values you mentioned. I have a lactose intolerant niece, I’ll pass this recipe on for sure!

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    My daughter has a lot of food allergies, but we are lucky that dairy wasn’t one of them. I buy regular milk for her, and almond milk for my husband and I, because I’m not too fond of the flavor that regular milk has. I’ll have to try goats milk, as I’ve never had it before. I do love goat cheese though.

  • Censie Sawyer

    I have never tried goats milk but i a smoothie like this, it looks so good. I love making smoothies for the kids in the morning for breakfast. Easy way to get a lot of fruit, veggies and protein for a great day. I will have to try your recipe!

  • Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen

    5 stars
    That smoothie looks wonderful and the color looks so refreshing! I’ve never seen goat’s milk in a carton. However, I used to drink it as a little kid, so I”m sure it came from somewhere. Lol!

  • Melanie

    My sister in law raises goats and they use goat milk. She has said many positive things about it. We are trying to limit all milk types in our home, but goat milk is a good alternative to cows milk to try.

  • Jacqui S

    5 stars
    My son and I love smoothies. But I have never tried goat milk before. I’m such a fussy eater/drinker that I’ve never wanted or attempted to try anything other than regular milk. I will have to try and get the courage up one day to do it lol.

  • Lauren

    I have never tried goat’s milk before! I’m not sure my local grocery store carries it. Do you typically find it at natural or higher end grocery stores?

  • Ali Rost

    We’re big smoothie fans at our house and yours looks wonderful. I love that it’s filled with easy ingredients that I always have on hand. Admtitedly, goat milk isn’t something I regularly buy because I make my own almond milk. Although I sure love it in cheese. Goat’s milk cheese is the best. x

  • Tina Butler

    I remember my sister having a cows mil allergy when she was little and she could only drink Goats Milk. It was a lot harder to find back in the 70’s and it was canned. It is a healthy alternative to cows milk. I hope your daughter continues to get better using the goats milk. I know my sister did. Thank you for sharing the recipe for your triple berry smoothie. I can’t wait to make it using coconut or almond milk.

  • wendy hutton

    5 stars
    I have never tried goat milk hear it is very healthy, a smoothie in the morning is a great and healthy way to start the day and the ninja blender would be great to have to make them