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Do your kids love milk? My oldest three big kids love milk and dairy, and I am always stocking up at the store. Milk is usually their drink of choice, and yogurt is almost always their go-to for snacks.
One way to get the school year off to a smart start by putting the “moo” in smoothie! Smoothies made with milk are quick, simple, nutrient-rich, protein-packed, and portable—for even the pickiest of eaters in your house.
Over the last two years my son has had a huge growth spurt and during that time he’s broken a few bones. At his most recent orthopedic appointment, his doctor told me to increase his milk and dairy intake. And smoothies just the thing!
We love to fill our smoothies with milk, yogurt, fruits, and veggies all blended together in one delicious glass. It’s the perfect solution when the kids need to grab and go on the way to the bus or as an after school snack. It’s also the perfect boost of nutrition to power through the school day as well as during homework time.
Sometimes I make my son smoothies for breakfast, and other times he likes to make himself one after school. Today I whipped him up what I like to call my Top Secret Smoothie because it has a secret veggie ingredient and my son loves spies, mystery, and intrigue.
The secret ingredient in this Top Secret Smoothie is half of an avocado which adds a creamy thickness to the smoothie that can’t be beat, and you can’t even taste it! The combination of the avocado, milk, and yogurt make my smoothies just out of this world. The Top Secret Smoothie is also full of my son’s favorite fruits – juicy peaches and berries.
To make it, I started off with plain Greek yogurt and milk. Then, I added frozen berries in a combination of strawberries, blackberries,and raspberries. Next, I added half of a small avocado and blended it until smooth and creamy. My son thought it was super delicious.Print
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup of sliced peaches, frozen or fresh
- 1/2 a ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh berries
- Combine all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Did you know that at 8 grams of protein per glass, you would have to drink 8 cups of almond milk to match the protein in just 1 cup of cow’s milk? Nutrition is about making each calorie count more than just counting calories. Dairy foods (cow’s milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.) do just that by packing a powerful nutrient punch with nine (9) essential nutrients, making them a healthy and delicious choice.
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