The type of drink your kids take determines the amount of calcium their body gets. Thankfully, milk is rich in nutritional value. It’s essential for development of strong bones and teeth. If your kids are guzzling lots of the sugary stuff, it’s time you rethink their drinks. Here are a few easy and healthy DIY drinks for kids using milk;
- Strawberry yogurt shake
This quick strawberry shake is great for hot summer days. It’s easy to prepare, delicious and will keep your children healthy.
One cup of plain yogurt, two peeled bananas, one cup of ice cubes, and 16 once of strawberries
Blend the bananas, strawberries, yogurt and half the ice cubes until you obtain a smooth mixture. Add the remaining ice cubes and blend again. Serve immediately.
- Banana, avocado yogurt layered smoothie
This is a quick easy smoothie with no added sugar. To get the great layers, you need to freeze each layer before adding to the next.
One avocado, one banana, one cup of natural yogurt and one cup of milk
Place the green layer ingredients into a mixing bowl and blend for 30 seconds. Pour the mixture in a glass bottle and then place in the fridge. Repeat, the process using the yellow layer ingredients. The whole process takes about 5 minutes. You can serve straight away or store in a freezer.
- Orange smoothie
This smoothie is high in calcium and will give your kids a great start of the day.
One cup of orange juice, one cup of water, one cup of milk, one teaspoon vanilla extract, and ice cubes.
Blend the orange juice concentrate and vanilla with milk to produce a smooth tasty drink. Serve into glasses.
- Pumpkin banana smoothie
This delicious pumpkin banana smoothie is great for your kid any time of year.
One cup of pumpkin puree, one sliced banana, two table spoons of sugar, one cup of milk, one teaspoon vanilla extract, and one teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
- Put the pumpkin puree in a resalable bag and freeze overnight
- Remove the pumpkin from the freezer and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes
- Pour milk in your blender, add banana, pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. You can play around with the flavors. Blend for 3 minutes and serve immediately.
The above drinks can be prepared during summer to cool off your kids after a fun activity. However, you need to invest in the best milk frother you can afford, which can help you prepare the thick layer of foam needed to make the drinks better. Most of these recipes are easy enough for kids to make themselves.