Honey Vanilla Milk is a slightly sweet beverage accentuated with honey and vanilla. Perfect for an afternoon snack and great for non-milk drinkers.
Recently, one of my besties slipped and fell her in her shower. She broke her back, had to have surgery to stabilize her fracture and was hospitalized for over a week. It was a totally freak accident. Thankfully, she is on the mend (she is back to being her cranky lovable self) and has full function of all her limbs. Big relief. Love that girl! I’m not sure what I would do without our morning chats and witty banter.
Nothing short of rubber shower shoes could have prevented her accident but, it does have me rethinking my calcium intake. I have always been conscious of eating dairy because I fear osteoporosis but, I probably don’t get enough calcium. I don’t drink milk but, I probably should. So after my friend’s accident, I started exploring ways that I could eat and drink more milk. Mainly, how I can make drinking milk tolerable without negating the healthiness with sugar.
A few trial runs and I have a delicious milk for non-milk drinker without a ton of added sugar –Honey Vanilla Milk. It’s milk with a touch of honey and dash of vanilla extract. I used a high-quality extract so a little goes a long way. I actually think you could substitute almond extract for the vanilla extract to make almond flavored milk. Other flavors to explore, mint, hazelnut, apricot?
Honey Vanilla Milk
- 4 cup milk your preference skim, 1%, 2% or Whole
- 4 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract I like using Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla
Add all ingredients into a blender.
Blend until combined, about 30 seconds.
Refrigerate if you not consumed immediately.
Calories based on using 2% milk
Do you like milk? Do you drink it every day?
Looking to pair this Honey Vanilla Milk with a healthy snack? I highly recommend paring it with a piece of fresh fruit or my Healthy Fruit and Seed Bars.
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Note: This post was originally published in January 2016 and was updated in October 2017 for accuracy.