The other day we were at story time at our local library and one of the kids had a sippy bottle full of strawberry milk. It had the distinctive bright pink color of the Strawberry Quik I drank as a child. I found myself surprised that stuff was still being sold (I thought it went the way of Tang – is that still around too?).
This little boy clearly loved what he was drinking, and told everyone around him, including my 6-year-old, that this is the only way he drinks milk because “it’s the yummiest.” Needless to say, my son Really wanted some strawberry milk of his own.
So when we got home, I told him I would make him some strawberry milk. It turned out that all of our strawberries had been eaten, so I pulled out a powdered Superfruit Mix of goji berries, pomegranate, and acai berries that we had in our cupboard.
Unlike Strawberry Quik, this blend has no artificial colors or flavors and no added sugars. It’s a simple mix of three freeze-dried fruits with nothing else added that’s made to put in smoothies. A friend who works at a local market gave it to us to try, so we did.
Our end result looked and tasted nothing like artificially flavored and colored strawberry milk, but it is actually healthy for us and it tasted great.
Here’s how we made our Super Fruit Milk:
All Natural Super Fruit Milk Recipe
2 cups Milk (any sort, dairy or non-dairy, will do)
2 tablespoons Superfruit Mix (or something similar – any freeze-dried fruit mix will work) [Similar powders are available HERE]
2 Date Rolls
Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth.
Drink and enjoy.
NOTE: While I don’t see the blend I received online, you can easily make your own blend by combining Acai powder, Pomegranate powder, and Goji berry powder. You could even add some Blackberry powder, Mangosteen powder, or Acerola cherry powder and I bet it would taste great.