Milkshakes are a perfect on-the-go option to cool down and indulge your sweet tooth. There are almost endless nutritious milkshake combinations to suit every taste, such as a Creamy Green Goddess Milkshake, Protein Power Player Milkshake, Protein-Packed Berry Burst Milkshake, Banana Breakfast Milkshake, Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake, or Peaches and Cream Milkshake.
6 Better-for-You Milkshakes to Enjoy this Summer
Cool down all season with these nutritious options
(Family Features) With warmer weather ahead, milkshakes are a perfect on-the-go option to cool down and indulge your sweet tooth. Adding fruits and vegetables to your milkshake can help you indulge guilt-free. For added nutritional value, build your milkshake using a combination of good-for-you ingredients like fruit, vegetables and milk.
Using dairy milk as the base of your milkshake provides nine essential nutrients like vitamin D and calcium, as well as 8 grams of natural high-quality protein per 8-ounce glass. For a more flavorful milkshake, use frozen fruit instead of ice cubes in your sweet treat. Then, consider adding ingredients like fresh greens, spices, nuts, whole grains and more. There are almost endless nutritious milkshake combinations to suit every taste. Here are six delicious, better-for-you milkshake recipes to try this summer.
1. Creamy Green Goddess Milkshake – Try a new take on a favorite flavor: a green goddess milkshake. Start your creamy green milkshake with milk, then add spinach, banana, avocado and pineapple. This recipe is an easy way to drink your vegetables.
4. Banana Breakfast Milkshake –This shake is an easy breakfast drink bursting with banana flavor.
For additional recipes, nutrition tips and more, visit MilkLife.com.
Whether you’re prepping for an extravagant party or an impromptu get-together, being prepared with cupboard staples, like crackers, and entertaining tricks such as these can help you take your gathering to the next level. Make menu planning a breeze and put a unique twist on your party from start to finish with these recipes for Sauteed Corn, Feta, Cherry Tomato and Scallop Crackers, and Marshmallow, Chocolate, Sweet Potato Crackers.
Bite-Size Ideas for Easy Entertaining
(Family Features) Whether you’re prepping for an extravagant party or an impromptu get-together, being prepared with cupboard staples and entertaining tricks can help you take your gathering to the next level.
Make menu planning a breeze and put a unique twist on your party from start to finish with these great ideas from the experts at Dare Foods:
Snacks with flair. Use geometric cookie-cutters to bring thoughtful detail to essential hors d'oeuvres like crackers, cheese and melon slices.
Vivid votive. Fill mason jars with water and add slices of lemon or lime along with sprigs of rosemary. Float a tea light on top and place around the yard or on tables for a beautiful way to decorate your outdoor space.
Sparkler sendoff. Light up the night with festive sparklers for endless entertainment. Place them in a decorative pail and sit back as guests enjoy the photo opp.
When it comes to bite-size snacks, crackers are one pantry basic you can dress up or down for a wide range of party-worthy treats in minutes. For example, garden-fresh fixings atop crisp crackers make for light canapes that celebrate the best of summer flavors. Just start with one of Dare’s mouthwatering crackers, loaded with crunch and packed with flavor, and pile on the goodness.
If you’re looking for an elegant appetizer to wow dinner guests, a robust, crisp cracker makes the perfect base for a sweet corn salad and luxurious scallops. Or, for a delicious sweet treat, use Dare’s sweet potato cracker to lend a unique twist to a classic s’mores recipe.
Find more creative cracker recipes for your next event at darefoods.com.
Sauteed Corn, Feta, Cherry Tomato and Scallop Crackers
Marshmallow, Chocolate, Sweet Potato Crackers
Whether you’re enjoying the park with your family or exercising outdoors, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially during the hot summer months. Dehydration is easily preventable by following these three simple tips, and you don’t have to stick to just water. You may be surprised to learn that both white milk and chocolate milk are great hydration options, too.
Beat the Heat and Stay Hydrated this Summer
Why milk is a great hydration option
(Family Features) It’s summertime, which means it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But be warned, with the sun comes the heat. Whether you’re enjoying the park with your family or exercising outdoors, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially during the hot summer months.
Staying properly hydrated can keep the heat from ruining your outdoor fun. Dehydration can be a serious bummer. Luckily, it’s easily preventable, and you don’t have to stick to just water. You may be surprised to learn that both white milk and chocolate milk are great hydration options, too.
Lowfat chocolate milk has the right carb-to-protein ratio to help recover after a tough outdoor (or indoor) workout. Plus, fat free milk and full fat milk rank higher for hydration than other beverages like water and sports drinks, according to a study. Both types of milk improved hydration status and kept study participants hydrated longer compared to other beverages, which researchers attributed to the electrolytes sodium and potassium – both naturally found in milk.
Here are three simple tips to stay hydrated all summer long:
Staying properly hydrated doesn’t have to be difficult. Try this Super Food Smoothie for a refreshing and delicious way to hydrate. For more information and recipe ideas, visit milklife.com.
Super Food Smoothie
Nutrition information per serving: 230 calories; 1 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g protein; 50 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 150 mg calcium (15% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.
¹ Maughan RJ, Watson P, Cordery PA, Walsh NP, Oliver SJ, Dolci A, Rodriguez-Sanchez N, Stuart DR. A randomized trial to assess the potential of different beverages to affect hydration status: development of a beverage hydration index. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015;103:1-7.
It’s little secret that eating more nutritious veggies is an essential element of healthier eating. Put a creative twist on your meals from breakfast through dinner with these tasty tips and recipes for Avocado Toast with Radish and Cotija Cheese, and Spicy Steak Tacos with Southwestern Guacamole.
Give Your Diet a Veggie Boost
It's little secret that eating more nutritious veggies is an essential element of healthier eating. Fortunately, finding ways to boost the veggie content of your favorite dishes may be easier than you think.
Put a creative twist on your meals from breakfast through dinner with these tasty tips:
Get inspired with more ideas to up your veggie intake at sabra.com.
Avocado Toast with Radish and Cotija Cheese
Spicy Steak Tacos with Southwestern Guacamole
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