I have found this to be the easiest way to have one’s quota of some fruit and milk. My daughter has a few favourites when it comes to fruit. You could count her favourites on the fingers of one hand and still have a couple of fingers to spare! While milk is not exactly on her list of favourites either, she is more willing to drink milk than eat fruit.
So early on, I figured out one way to make her have both, happily, was to blend both into a milk shake.
This is also the perfect thing for summer and warm weather, which is almost all the year round for us. Sometimes, I make the milkshake in the morning and keep it in the fridge so it’s ready whenever needed during the day. Milkshakes are also excellent to take care of mid-morning or evening hunger pangs as they’re filling, nutritious yet light. Ice-creams/ gelatos are another favourite fruit and milk combination, but take more time and effort to make.
I also have to admit that milk is not one of my preferred beverages either, though we all love plain yogurt and its more glamorous avatars (read lassi, frozen or fruit yogurt and spiced buttermilk). And now that my doctor tells me that the best way to ensure meeting my requirement of calcium is having 2 servings each of milk and yogurt a day, milkshakes have become more frequent in our home.
Making a milkshake (strawberry, this time) requires about 5 minutes of time, the basic 3 ingredients (+ any flavouring you may like) and a blender. There’s nothing new or unusual about this recipe, just something that is a regular in my kitchen.