Beet, Honey & Yogurt Smoothie


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Beet, Honey & Yogurt Smoothie recipe from Let’s Hang Out

Yield: 2 smoothies


  • 1 medium beet, roasted & peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plain organic yogurt (or coconut milk for vegan/paleo option)
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey (depending on how sweet you like your smoothies)
  • 4-5 ice cubes


  1. Roast and peel your beets
  2. Add all of your ingredients into your blender and process on high until everything is completely combined, about two minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy with a friend!

Meet Me on the Mississippi Maple Martini


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The Meet Me on the Mississippi Maple Martini is also featured in the just the released cookbook Sweet Ontario, Our Favourite Maple Recipes. It was the brainchild of marketing whiz and chamber past president Tracy Lamb of Carleton Place. The book can be purchased at the chamber information centre in Carleton Place located at 170 Bridge Street in the old Moore House.

The drink serves up a double whammy with maple whiskey and maple syrup as key ingredients, but the lemon juice in the drink does a great job to balance out the flavours and the martini is quite smooth.

Meet Me on the Mississippi Maple Martini 

2oz Canadian Club Maple Whiskey

1.5 oz lemon juice

.5 oz Lanark County maple syrup (You can buy John Sandberg’s Path Back Farms Maple Syrup at the CPFM)

Mix in an ice filled shaker

Garnish with fresh blueberries



Farmer’s Market Summer Smoothie Recipe

Summertime Green Smoothie
Makes 2 servings
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 peaches
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 to 2 cups kale
  • 1/2 to 1 cup non-dairy milk (I prefer unsweetened almond milk)
  • 4 ice cubes
Optional toppings: 
  • handful of raspberries
  • 2 spoonfuls of dried unsweetened coconut (adds a little crunch)
Combine all smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in glasses or bowls and sprinkle with toppings.

Blueberry, peach and kale Smoothie

Five kale smoothies that don't actually taste like kale

For this smoothie, use a cup of blueberries, a handful of kale, a peach, apple juice and ice. For a creamier texture you could also add frozen yoghurt.

With the colour of this smoothie, you won’t even realise it contains kale and that’s ignoring the taste. The strong berry flavours mixed with the kale makes it less sickly sweet and more sweet/sour. For an even more adventurous taste, add a little kiwi.