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I am always trying to find ways to make sure that our entire family gets the nutrition and vitamins that our bodies need and want. This is a hard job during the summer months when the temperatures go up and all we want to eat is cold ice cream and Popsicles. I recently decided to pick up some Almond Milk for the family because I just read about all the great benefits of Almond Milk. I was really surprised at the great taste of the New Silk Almond Milk Protein + Fiber and the great combo of Silk Almond Coconut Blend. While we are not a family that has to worry about Dairy Free items I found that I felt better after drinking a cold glass of Almond Milk over drinking regular milk.
I had big plans with these new treats but the kids did not agree with me. They were not as happy with a tall glass of COLD Almond Milk as I was, so in order to help both Jude and Teagan get some of that extra protein in Almond Milk I decided to get creative in the kitchen. I wanted to find a dessert or treat for a hot summer day that would not only satisfy the kids' sweet tooth but give them the benefits of almond milk. Did you know that Almond Milk has 50% more calcium than dairy milk? Or that it is a good source of protein, vitamin E and fiber? AND the Silk Almond Milk contains NO saturated fat or cholesterol! Hello! Who would have thought that cooking with Almond Milk would be so beneficial, not to mention easy! Check out what I created and both kids have asked for again after playing in the sunshine!
Free Printable recipe here.
2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 cup birthday cake mix (I used confetti cake)
2 cups Silk Almond Milk Protein + Fiber
1 TBSP corn syrup
1 TBSP corn syrup
1. In a large blender, I used my Ninja, add the Ice Cream, Cake Mix and Almond Milk.
2. Blend well. Serve immediately!
3. For decoration coat the rim of your glass in Corn Syrup and then dip the glass into the sprinkles. Yum! Enjoy!
Easy right? This is a great option for those people who might be nervous to try a different kind of Milk. Honestly, the Almond Milk makes this recipe. The Milk Shake is thick and frothy - perfect! While the ice cream makes this more of a treat and a dessert than a healthy shake I do feel good about serving my children this Milk Shake with the extra Fiber and Protein that is found in the almond milk.
We are also a big smoothie family and know I know I will be making our morning smoothies with almond milk, for some extra health benefits but also the taste! First one on my list to make - a Hawaiian Smoothie with Silk Almond Coconut Blend, pineapple, mango and strawberries! Sounds like an amazing way to start a summer morning to me!
You can find everything you need to make this easy, healthy and yummy Birthday Cake Milk Shake at Safeway. Look for some great sales too! I was able to stock up on our favorite Silk Almond Milk products! Mom FOR THE WIN!
How do you plan on incorporating Almond Milk into your daily routine?