Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Got Milk?

When I saw these recipes, the first person I thought of was my sister, who has two kids who refuse to drink milk. Chocolate helps, but these recipes seem like instant hits with any kids. Do you have a picky milk drinker? Let me know if any of these work for your little ones, or if you have your own tricks.

Real Strawberry Milk
Mix 3 cups fresh, hulled strawberries and 1.5 cups lowfat of fat free milk (though you could substitute whole milk if your child is less than 2 years old) in a blender until smooth. Garnish with a strawberry. Makes 2. As directed, 135 calories and 1 gram fat.

Peach Parfait
Mix 1 cup fresh sliced peaches, 1.5 cupes lowfat or fat free milk and 1/8 teaspoon almond extract in a blender until smooth. Mash 1 cup raspberries with a fork. Layer milk mixture and raspberries in a class. Makes 2. As directed, 125 calories and 1 gram fat.

Orange Freeze
Line the inside of two glasses with orange slices (the bottom and up the slides); cover them with plastic wrap and freeze until firm (1-2 hours). In a small pitches, stir together 1.5 cups low fat or fat free milk and 1/3 cup thawed orange juice concentrate. Remove plastic wrap and pour into the glasses. Makes 2. As directed, 137 calories, 1 gram fat.

These recipes were featured in the June 2009 issue of Parents magazine.

3 comments:

Jen said...

mmm.... looks good!

fpod77 said...

We have been smoothing most of the summer. Ivy drinks any thing but here are some of our favs: Banana and blueberries; Banana and strawberries; watermelon and mint (with extra ice); and mango and basil (only had this once but it was good). I usually add a spoon full or two of vanilla yogurt and about 10 to 15 ice cubes. I eyeball the fruit and use about 3/4 to 1 cup of milk. That makes enough for Ivy Chrissy and I.

I have frozen the watermelon and mango ones for Popsicles which turned out well. My thought is you could add a little alcohol to these two as well and make a nice frozen adult beverage as well.

theansellfamily said...

Forget kids! I think I want to try these myself to get the extra nutrients I need for my pregnancy! These sound great.