This morning I made myself a yummy shake for breakfast… chocolate milk, a banana, a dash of vanilla extract, and a few ice cubes to thicken it up. Banana and chocolate go together like peanut butter and jelly! Am I right or am I right? Made with simple ingredients I already had in my fridge and pantry, the shake was so satisfying and delicious… sabroso!
Speaking of chocolate milk, did you know that flavored milk contains the same nine essential nutrients as white milk and is a healthful alternative to soft drinks? My girls will only drink white milk if it’s ice cold, but they’ll never say no to chocolate milk – hot or cold. Low-fat and fat-free flavored milk contains calcium, potassium, phosphorous, protein, vitamins A, D and B12, riboflavin and niacin equivalents – and can help kids meet their calcium recommendations. Low fat chocolate milk is the most popular choice in schools and kids drink less milk (and get fewer nutrients) if it’s taken away. I have to admit, I’ll never say no to a frothy glass of chocolate milk, either! And now for the recipe….
- 2 cups low fat chocolate milk (a little less if you want a thicker shake)
- 1 banana
- Ice (I added about a cup; add more if you want the shake super thick)
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 10 pecans (my daughters gave me the look when I was about to add the pecans, so I didn’t. Saved me a lot of calories, now that I think about it.)
Easy-peasy directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until the ice is crushed.
Nutrition Information: 260 calories; 8 g fat; 2 g saturated fat; 9 g protein; 298 mg calcium
*Remove pecans from recipe if calories are a concern! Nuts have a lot of protein and would make this a filling breakfast if you leave them in, though.
When’s the last time YOU had some chocolate milk?
This recipe is provided by EligeLeche.com, and shared at the Sabroso Saturday link-up, hosted by Latina on a Mission! Follow Bigote de Leche (the famous milk mustache!) on Twitter and Facebook for more milk goodness! And in case you missed it, be sure to check out the recipe I posted last week – for a chocolate cookies ‘n cream pie.
Disclosure: This is a paid post created in collaboration with Latina on a Mission and Milk Processors Education Program (MilkPEP). All opinions expressed herein are solely my own.