This is part of a sponsored collaboration with The National Hispanic Milk Life Campaign and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Mother’s Day is Sunday and I can’t even believe that I have now have three little ones to help me celebrate this year. My husband gifted me with a beautiful photo session of the kids and I wanted to share some of the photos from it.
This year I am part of the Milk Life Somos Fuertes Mother’s Day program that is celebrating Mother’s who prepare their favorite milk recipes with their family.
We make milk-fruit smoothies for breakfast all the time. My oldest daughter is such a picky eater and she has been since she was a baby. So for breakfast, we usually do fresh fruit smoothies and start our day with nutritious milk and fresh fruit!
This fresh fruit smoothie is one of our fav’s. It combines strawberries, mango’s and peaches with milk and honey.
I love recipes that are simple and contain as little ingredients as possible. We love to include milk in our morning smoothie recipe because milk has a no sugar added. An 8 oz. glass of milk contains 9 essential nutrients, including B vitamins for energy, protein for lean muscle, vitamin A for a healthy immune system and bone-building nutrients, including calcium and vitamin D. Everything we need as kids!
Did you know that many kids are falling short on important nutrients including calcium, vitamin D and potassium — the key nutrients found in milk? Milk is the top food source for three of the four nutrients most likely to be missing from kids’ diets – calcium, vitamin D and potassium. Having your kids drink milk is a great way for kids to get their bone-building nutrients – even more so than supplements or alternatives like vegetables or fortified beverages, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
When Hispanic moms drink milk their children drink more milk – almost twice as much! (Milk Consumption Tracker Q3 2016 – Hispanic Moms and Children)
- 1 cup fresh fruit
- 3/4 cup yogurt
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tbs honey
- 1 cup ice
- Blend all together in a blender.
- Use your fruits of choice. The more ice you use the thicker and less sweet the smoothie will be.
- Honey is your sweetener so you can use more or less depending on your taste.
- This recipe makes enough for about 2-3 servings.