Drinks

Fortified Milk

Use this recipe to boost the calorie and protein content of a glass of milk. Also, use it as a substitute for milk in your favorite recipes for soups or custards.

 

1 cup of non-fat dried milk powder

1 quart of skim or 1% milk (use whole milk if you need extra calories)

Combine and stir well.

 

Milkshake

1 cup of skim, 1%, or fortified milk (use whole milk if you need extra calories)

1 cup of ice cream or frozen yogurt

 

Blend well and drink.

Variation: add malted milk powder, syrups, nut butters, or fruits. Try other flavors and textures you may enjoy.

 

Choco-Banana Swirl

⅔ cup of vanilla yogurt

⅔ cup of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt

¼ cup of chilled and sliced ripe banana (about half of a medium banana)

2 teaspoons of chocolate-flavored syrup

 

Combine everything except the chocolate syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour ½ cup into 2 glasses; set them aside. Add the chocolate syrup to the remaining mixture in the blender and blend it until it is all 1 color. Pour the remaining mixture into the 2 glasses and mix it gently with a spoon.

 

Fruit Smoothie

⅔ cup of vanilla yogurt

½ cup of fruit nectar

⅔ cup of chilled or frozen fruit of your choice

1 tablespoon of honey

4 ice cubes

 

Put all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Makes about 2 servings.

 

Blender Breakfast

This drink is easy to make and is full of calcium, vitamins, and fiber.

 

1 banana, peach, or nectarine, peeled and cut into chunks

½ cup of skim, 1%, whole, or fortified milk (you can also use ½ cup of low-fat yogurt)

1 teaspoon of sugar or honey

1 tablespoon of natural bran

 

Combine all the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass. Makes about one 8-ounce serving.

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