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.


Anonymous 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.