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Magic Chocolate Milk
February 16, 2017 | Home >Healthy Kids > Best Recipes >Magic Chocolate Milk

Magic Chocolate Milk

Kids love this creamy, fruit-sweetened remake of chocolate milk that tastes–magically!–just like the store-bought variety.

Magic Chocolate Milk. Kids love this creamy, fruit-sweetened remake of chocolate milk that tastes--magically!--just like the store-bought variety.

At some point or another, you’ve probably heard your family pediatrician recommend serving your kids two cups of milk a day. Plenty of kids don’t love plain milk, though, and if that sounds like yours, it’s fine to serve yogurt, cheese, and other calcium-rich replacements instead.

Still, for parents who want to encourage milk-drinking, chocolate milk can seem like a good solution. It provides the same amounts of protein and calcium as white milk in a flavor that kids find irresistible. So what’s the catch?

Most of us know it: chocolate milk is loaded with sugar… three whole teaspoons of added sugar per cup! (That doesn’t count lactose, but our bodies break down lactose differently than table sugar.)

If kids drink just one cup of chocolate milk a day, they’re consuming a whopping 23 cups of extra sugar in a year. That makes my head spin!

Thankfully, there’s a delicious solution. We’ve discovered a way to treat kids to a creamy glass of chocolate milk made with whole food ingredients and NO added sugars. We call it Magic Chocolate Milk.

Magic Chocolate Milk. Kids love this creamy, fruit-sweetened remake of chocolate milk that tastes--magically!--just like the store-bought variety.
I was really excited to stumble onto this amazing combination of ingredients, almost by accident. I didn’t set out to make chocolate milk. Actually, I tried to make a smoothie! What I ended up with was something so delicious that my kids and I have been sharing a blender-ful every other day for the last month. It’s that yummy!

This drink delivers all the sweet, creamy flavor and texture of chocolate milk, with none of the added sugars or artificial flavors. Better yet, it includes a serving a fresh fruit (bananas) and a boost of plant protein from creamy peanut butter.

Magic Chocolate Milk. Kids love this creamy, fruit-sweetened remake of chocolate milk that tastes--magically!--just like the store-bought variety.

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: bananas? Peanut butter? These foods have pretty distinct flavors, and they are not the flavors of chocolate milk. All I have to say is: I don’t understand the sorcery either. For some reason, this drink doesn’t taste strongly of bananas or peanut butter… it just tastes like chocolate milk!

Cold, sweet, slurpable chocolate milk… want some?

Magic Chocolate Milk. Kids love this creamy, fruit-sweetened remake of chocolate milk that tastes--magically!--just like the store-bought variety.

Flavored Milk Made Better

Take a look at some of the nutrition your kids get when they drink a cup of Magic Chocolate Milk:

Protein: 7 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Calcium: 413 mg
Added sugars: 0 grams

Our homemade version of this sweet treat is also (of course) free from the additives that can appear in commercially-made chocolate milk, like artificial flavors, food coloring (really!) and high fructose corn syrup.

Magic Chocolate Milk. Kids love this creamy, fruit-sweetened remake of chocolate milk that tastes--magically!--just like the store-bought variety.

How to Make Magic

This is a quick and simple recipe, but if you really want to cast the spell of “chocolate milk,” it matters to stick to the ingredients and ratios closely.

Use ripe–but not overripe–bananas, so they bring the right about of sweetness to the drink. And don’t leave out the ice, because it prevents the texture from being thick like a smoothie.

The rest is easy: blend well, serve right away, and watch the smiles! Enjoy.

FOOD - Magic Chocolate Milk. Kids love this creamy, fruit-sweetened remake of chocolate milk that tastes--magically!--just like the store-bought variety. http://www.superhealthykids.com/magic-chocolate-milk/

Magic Chocolate Milk

  • Nutrition per serving   % daily value
  • Calories: 125 6%
  • Fat: 5 g 8%
  • Carb: 16 g 5%
  • Fiber: 2 g 8%
  • Protein: 4 g 8%
  • Sugar: 10 g

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup – milk
  • 1 1/2 medium – banana
  • 1 tablespoon – peanut butter, all-natural
  • 2 tablespoon – cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/4 teaspoon – vanilla extract
  • 5 cube – ice

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 125 6%
  • Fat: 5 g 8%
  • Carb: 16 g 5%
  • Fiber: 2 g 8%
  • Protein: 4 g 8%
  • Sugar: 10 g
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Terita

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