Recipe: Banana-Chocolate Milk

Recipe Banana-Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk is more than just a tasty delight for kids to have during dinner, it actually has some great health benefits. Add more benefits with the awesome power of bananas. This recipe for chocolate-banana milk is packed full of necessary vitamins and minerals and adds a fun flavor to a regular classic.

Banana-Chocolate Milk

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana, cut into slices
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon hot chocolate mix (without marshmallows)
  • 2 tablespoons light chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions:

  1. When a banana starts to over ripen, slice it into rounds, put it in a ziplock bag and throw it in the freezer
  2. Place all of the ingredients in a blender
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Simple as that
  5. Enjoy!

Here are 10 reasons why chocolate milk is good for you (courtesy of Youth Sports Blog):

  1. Fluid and electrolytes for hydration
  2. Protein source for muscle repair
  3. Carbohydrate source to replenish energy stores for the next practice
  4. Chocolate in the milk boosts the carbohydrate supplied to your muscles and liver
  5. Low cost replenishing option
  6. Often available in the school cafeteria
  7. Quick and potentially portable
  8. For some athletes, it may be easier to tolerate a beverage versus food shortly after a workout
  9. Replenishes necessary vitamins
  10. It tastes great and kids typically love to drink chocolate milk
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