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January 25, 2010

Flavored Milk, is it Nutritious? & Make Your Own Flavored Milk Syrup

Flavored Milk, is it nutritious? Yes, flavored milk is a good source of high-quality protein and offers an individual a package of essential nutrients including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin D. It is considered a nutrient-rich beverage that supplies many of the nutrients children commonly under-consume. Added Sugar in Flavored Milk Store bought flavored 100% milk does have some added sugar. However, most of the carbohydrate (sugar) listed on the nutrient label is lactose, the natural sugar found in milk. Store bought flavored milk contains an equivalent of two to four teaspoons of added sugar, or an additional 30 to 60 calories per serving. In comparison, regular sodas contain up to eight teaspoons of added sugar per serving and fruit drinks contain an equivalent of six to nine teaspoons of sugar per serving. Connection between three servings of dairy products each day and weight loss~ There is emerging research that suggests that three servings of milk and dairy products each day, as a part of a reduced calorie weight loss plan, can help adults lose more weight by burning more fat than just cutting calories alone. For more information, click on 'Raise Your Hand For Milk' Thank You DFA In response to the earthquake in Haiti, Dairy Farmers of Amercia (DFA, the Co-op that distributes our milk), through its DFA Cares Foundation, has donated more than 4,500 cases of Sport Shake to the relief efforts. DFA will also make a monetary contribution to further support relief and recovery efforts. What is Sport Shake used for ~ Pre or Post workout drink Energy source Great, nutritious snack anytime Use for weight management Available in three rich flavors ~ strawberry, vanilla and chocolate. A big thank you to DFA for donating to Haiti in this time of need. Flavored Milk Syrup Recipe Who knew you could make your own flavored milk? Not I. I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com. The recipe can be modified to use raw sugar instead. Ingredients 2 cups white sugar (try raw sugar as well) 1 cup water 1 (0.13 ounce) package unsweetened, fruit-flavored soft drink mix (such as strawberry Kool Aid) Directions 1.In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine sugar and water. Cook, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Stir in drink mix powder. 2.To serve: Stir 1 tablespoon syrup into 8 ounces milk, or to taste. Store in refrigerator. Nutritional Information Recipe makes 16 servings Serving size - 1 Tablespoon Calories - 97 Fat - 0 Tips Also great to make flavored snowcones! You can also mix this syrup with carbonated water for a fruit flavored soda. Pin It
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