This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RealMilkMoment #LoveWhatsReal #CollectiveBias I have a long standing relationship with real milk – it goes all the way back to childhood. Growing up we had pet cows that supplied us with dairy milk. I always looked forward to the creamy cups of milk every morning and in the evening just before bedtime. It was quite the treat! What I loved the most about the fresh milk was the cream that rose to the top that was thick and rich and appealed to my childhood taste buds. I no longer have pet cows but my relationship with milk hasn’t changed. As an adult not only do I drink real 2% milk because I enjoy it but because it a good source of protein and has nine essential nutrients. It’s a great source of potassium as well as calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus which have bone-building properties. Today I ensure that I give milk to my sons on a daily basis; typically its 2% milk and occasionally chocolate milk for a treat! I always remember my Mom saying “drink your milk so you can grow up to be happy and strong” and I find myself saying that to my kids as well! Another way I like to enjoy milk is in Peanut Punch.
This is a classic Guyanese and Caribbean drink that it’s super easy but oh so good! The combination of real milk and creamy peanut butter makes a decadent shake and the best part is that it only requires a few ingredients! I find that non-dairy milk alternatives don’t match up to the taste and creaminess of real milk. I use a combination of milk (whole or 2% works), smooth peanut butter and sugar to sweeten in my peanut punch.
Get the Recipe PEANUT PUNCH
- 3 cups milk, whole or 2%
- ½ cup smooth peanut butter
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp Vanilla extract
- A pinch of nutmeg
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.