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.
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.
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.