Contest: Make Your New Year Better with Beans

It is the start of a new year and we know that one of the most popular resolutions is to make healthier food choices. We would like to help you make your New Year Better with Beans so are holding a contest to see who among you can create the best bean smoothie.

Rules & General Information

Cranberry Orange Bean Smoothie
Cranberry Orange Bean Smoothie

Entries are limited to Ontario residents only.

Contest opens on January 5 and closes at midnight on January 29.

You may enter more than one recipe, but are limited to one entry per day. If you are sumitting more than one recipe, the recipes must be unique…no just swapping out blueberries for strawberries.

Your smoothie must include at least ½ cup of a bean type that is grown in Ontario (see our list of Ontario beans here:

Take a photo and submit it and the recipe (including measurements and special instructions) via the entry form:

We will share your photos and recipes on our Facebook and Instagram pages…so be sure to include your social handle on your entry form so we can tag you.

Our friends at Real Food Creative (our go-to food marketing agency) will choose five recipes (based on the recipe provided) from the entries to move forward to the taste test.

The top five recipes will be judged as follows:

  • Taste/Texture – 50
  • Nutritional Value – 25 (this category will be judged by a Registered Dietitian)
  • General Appearance – 15
  • Ease of preparation – 10

The judging panel will be comprised of foodies, Registered Dietitians, bean industry stakeholders including farmers, and the toughest critics of all….children.


Everyone who submits a recipe will receive a Better with Beans smoothie shaker cup (limit one per person)

The top five entries will receive a bean prize pack.

The winner of the contest will have their smoothie recipe professionally styled and photographed by Real Food Creative, and posted on the Ontario Bean Growers website with full credit.