DIY Healthy Strawberry Milk

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A few years back, The Food Revolution with Jamie Oliver aired on T.V.  My husband and I watched every episode, then decided we would do what we could to make healthy choices for our future children.  ( We had no kids at this time). But you know what?  getting kids to eat and drink healthy is HARD! We had an especially hard time getting our oldest to drink white milk.  And, sometimes resorted to things like sugary chocolate.( I know) Watch this video- Learn that processed chocolate and strawberry milk actually has more sugar than soda pop! 

 

But then, Greg and I started experimenting  with different fruits, blending them into E’s milk to get him to like it.  Turns out, by blending a small amount of fruit in the milk, he started drinking it. DIY strawberry milk is SUPER easy to make, it had NO added sugar, AND E guzzles it down! DIY Strawberry Milk Ingredients  1-2 small strawberry per 1 cup of milk. .. Yes. that is it! 

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Strawberry Milk is Easy to make! You just add the two ingredients in a blender….and blend! Optional: Adding a bit of natural vanilla extract or almond extract may give the milk a bit more depth. milk5 

It’s so darn easy to make! 

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I just filled his Cars sippy cup and served it! Don’t have strawberries?  Try a few banana slices or a few peach slices.  E loves those flavors too!

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11 Comments

  1. That is pretty easy to make! certainly much healthier than using a strawberry syrup to flavor the milk!

     
  2. If I was going to flavor milk, that would be the flavor I’d go with. I’ll have to do this!

     
  3. michele d

    My kids love strawberry milk! What a better way to make it too. Gonna try it out!

     
  4. Looks delicious and easy! Yum! Thanks for the recipe.

     
  5. That IS easy to make! Jeez!
    I’m lucky, in this house we do not have picky children….but my toddler could certainly do with a few additional nutrients added into her milk, that’s for sure! Drinks a lot of that, eats like a bird otherwise (even if we take the milk away) so this just prompted a good idea!!
    Thanks!

     
  6. Oh I would throw bananas in for sure! That looks so easy to make and delicious! Sometimes with all of the sugary treats in the summer, we forget that the simplest of ingredient can make something really tasty and healthy

     
  7. YUM! My little niece would love this! She’s always asking for strawberry milk!

     
  8. That looks easy to make and delicious too. I also like that it has fresh fruit which makes it healthier than using syrup.

     
  9. love this recipe! i alway make blended fruits or smoothie in the afternoon for my daughter and I a good way to make kids have those fruits in one sip!

     
  10. I loved The Food Revolution and was always so surprised when he encountered such resistance from school dietitians. Bring Back Jaime!

     
  11. I like anything with milk 🙂
    But I do try to avoid these kinds of drinks when I’m at a restaurant because of the sugar, but if it’s homemade … I’m all for it.

     

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