Kids love this new version of the creamy, fruity-sweetened chocolate milk that tastes – magically! Just like store-bought.
Is Milk Chocolate Good For Babies?
At some point or another, you may have heard that your family’s pediatrician recommends offering your children two cups of milk a day. Not many children like regular milk, and if this sounds like you, then it’s okay to offer yogurt, cheese, and other calcium-rich alternatives.
However, for parents who want to encourage drinking milk, chocolate milk can seem like a good solution. It provides the same amounts of protein and calcium as white milk, with a flavor that children will find irresistible. So what’s the point?
Most of us know this: Chocolate milk is full of sugar … three full teaspoons of added sugar per cup! (This doesn’t count for lactose, but our bodies break down lactose differently than table sugar.)
If kids drink only one cup of chocolate milk a day, they consume 23 cups of extra sugar a year. This makes my head spin!
Fortunately, there is a delicious solution. We discovered a way to treat babies with a creamy cup of chocolate milk made with it Whole food ingredients No added sugars. We call it Magic Chocolate Milk.
Why our milk chocolate recipe is the best
I was really excited to search for this amazing combination of ingredients, almost by accident. I didn’t plan to make chocolate milk. Actually, I tried making juice! What I ended up with was something so delicious that my kids and I have been sharing a blender every day for the past month. This delicious!
This drink offers all the sweet, creamy flavor and texture of chocolate milk, without any added sugars or artificial flavors. Better yet, it includes serving fresh fruit (bananas) and increasing plant protein from cream Peanut Butter.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking: Bananas? Peanut Butter? These foods have very distinct flavors, not milk chocolate flavors. All I have to say is: I don’t understand magic either. For some reason, this drink doesn’t taste like banana or peanut butter … it only tastes like chocolate milk!
Cold, sweet, liquid chocolate milk … would you like some?
Chocolate milk is better
Take a look at some of the nutrients your kids get when they drink a cup of magical chocolate milk:
Protein: 7 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Calcium: 413 mg
Added sugars: 0 grams
Our home-made version of this dessert is also (of course) free of additives that can appear in commercially made chocolate milks, like artificial flavors, food colorings (really!) And high-fructose corn syrup.
How to make chocolate milk
This is a quick and simple recipe, but if you really want to cast the “milk chocolate” spell, it’s important to stick to the ingredients and proportions closely.
Use ripe – but not overripe – bananas to bring the correct sweetness to the drink. Do not leave ice, as it prevents the texture from becoming thicker like juice.
The rest is easy: Mix well-Apply immediately, and see the smiles! Enjoy.
- 1 cup milk
- 1 Average One ripe banana
- 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 small spoon Vanilla extract
- 1 a bunch ice Cube
Calories: 126Calories | Carbohydrates: 17G | protein: 5G | Fat: 6G | Saturated fat: 3G | Cholesterol: 9Mg | sodium: 57Mg | the basic: 3G | sugar: 11G