We all know the benefits of milk – it’s good for our bones, is rich in protein, reduces your chances of obesity, prevents heartburns, fights disease, and busts stress. But if you’re not a big milk drinker, how can you add more to your diet without feeling like you’re a baby again? Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to naturally add more milk to your diet…
Add some flavouring
Whether you buy your milk from the supermarket or you find a company like Kerr’s Dairy which offers milk delivery in Aberdeen, one of the best ways to up your intake is to try flavoured milk. You can buy flavoured milk from the grocery store, but the healthier and more convenient way to do so is to buy low-calorie, low-sugar flavouring powders that you can add to your fresh milk. That way, you can prepare a drink as and when you need it, reducing waste and ensuring that the rest of your family have access to fresh, natural milk products.
Give your omelettes a splash
If you’re looking for a different way to cook eggs, consider adding some milk to your omelette. Not only will this up your calcium intake, but it’ll help your omelette cook more slowly, and it serves as a fluffing agent which makes your eggs lighter and more delicious. If you want to take your eggs to the next level, follow the Bauernfrühstück recipe: also known as a Farmer’s Breakfast, these omelettes use sautéed onions, potatoes, ham, mushrooms and tomatoes. They’re so delicious and will keep you full all morning, aiding weight loss.
Experiment with different milky drinks
Add more milk to your tea or coffee, or for a warm and healthy drink, but some low-fat milk in the microwave for a minute to warm it up. When it comes out, add in a dash of vanilla extract or cinnamon powder. You’ll have a homemade milkshake that’s good for you and tasty, too. If you’re into working out, you can even add protein powder to your hot milk for a thick, yummy milkshake that does your body good – just be careful of consuming too many drink calories.
Eat more cereal
Cereal offers a natural and healthy alternative to toast, bagels, and cured meats, and it’s easy to consume around one cup of milk when you’re eating your favourite frosted flakes or bran flakes. You can take your cereal game to the next level by introducing some berries and pouring on natural honey. Our mouths are watering at the thought! Pass the milk carton!
Milk up your smoothies
Finally, if you’re adamant about consuming more dairy in your diet and want to do so in a healthy way, consider making your own smoothies at home. You’ll need a cup of milk, a cup of Greek-style yoghurt, and a cup of berries. Mix them all together in a blender and you’ve got yourself a yummy smoothie that will keep you full, packed full of vitamins and minerals.
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