After an active and busy day at school, a yummy and healthy snack is what the kids deserve. 😉 If you do not have a lot of time, a smoothie is the way to go.
My kids’ favorite smoothie is chocolate & banana: thick and creamy, protein-packed, filled with healthy nutrients.
And since today I used a2 Milk® to prepare the smoothie, I will be able to enjoy it too 😉
I always loved milk. Always. That creamy, lightly sweet, satisfying flavor that makes you happy before going to sleep like a goodnight story 😉
I don’t think I ever blogged about it, but I’m lactose sensitive: it’s not an allergy or a medically diagnosed intolerance. It just happens that if I drink too much milk or heavy dairy food (i.e. a nice glass full of whole milk or a burrata) my belly starts blowing like I’m pregnant again… very pregnant, like 8 months 😉
A few weeks ago I was shopping at Trader Joe’s and I noticed a new product: a2 Milk®. It is fresh real milk, but easier to digest thanks to the absence of A1 protein.
The milk produced by ordinary cows contains two kinds of proteins: A1 and A2. Recent studies are showing that A1 protein can be directly linked to dairy digestive discomfort. At a2 Milk® they found a way to select cows that naturally produce only A2 protein and not A1. That means that a2 Milk® doesn’t contain A1 protein, making it easier to digest.
I’ve been drinking a2 Milk® for the past two weeks and I’ve been very satisfied: no more “pregnant belly” and, finally, only one carton of milk in the refrigerator for both the kids and me 😉
It’s so nice to be able to enjoy the recipes with milk that I prepare for my kids, like this chocolate & banana smoothie, without worrying about annoying “side effects” 😉
To make the chocolate banana smoothie in less than 10 minutes you will need:
3 medium ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
3/4 cup a2 Milk®
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
Simply place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Garnish with sliced bananas and chocolate chips if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!!
I hope this post was helpful to you; I always like to share my opinion about new healthy products that I tried and tested for my family and myself.
You can also get an a2 Milk® $1 Off Coupon to try it out.
Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by a2 Milk®. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
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