Are your children drowning in sugar from flavored milk but you still want them to get the calcium, vitamin D, and protein from this wholesome drink? Honestly, this was me. My children loved and still love flavored milk. They drank it- a lot of it. In fact, I really did not think much of it because I wanted them to get vital nutrients for dense bones. As a parent, I struggled with flavored milk.
I am not going to lie, my children still drink it on special occasions. But after following the Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, I am singing a different tune. I have become more creative in the kitchen when it comes to the over abundant kid “fun” foods and this is what I currently do for flavored milk. A simple and easy recipe called Real Strawberry Milk.
My personal solution for flavored milk in my home- Real Strawberry Milk can be found in my new book, Feeding Baby. This recipe is a win for everyone because my children get their pink milk while getting the nutrients they need for strong bones. This recipe also comes with an added bonus- vitamin C. Vitamin C is an acid which helps the body absorb minerals such as calcium easier.
Tip: Add frozen strawberry cubes to your child’s milk thermos for school. By the time lunch rolls around the milk will be perfectly strawberry and cold at the same time. Also, substitute any berries or peaches to make a delicious wholesome milk treat.
Real Strawberry Milk
- Fresh Strawberries
- Wash and puree strawberries in blender.
- Pour puree in freezer trays
This recipe is originally printed in Feeding Baby cookbook with many more recipes to feed babies, toddlers and entire family.