I never liked milk growing up. I just found the taste revolting if it wasn’t in my cereal or dosed with a mega load of chocolate syrup. Doctors and the dairy council have been touting the importance of drinking milk for years. You’ve seen the milk mustache ads. It’s all, ‘Drink your milk for strong bones’ blah blah blah. But did you know that almond milk gives more of your daily calcium requirement than milk does? True story.
But I don’t like drinking milk, dairy or non, straight up. And since I don’t eat kale or spinach every day (also great sources of calcium), I make shakes. This morning my blood sugar was dropping, which made me want something sweet to counteract the shakes I was getting. What did I create? The Ultimate Non-Milk Shake this side of the east coast.
- 1/2 cup of chocolate almond milk
- 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein (I use a vegan kind from Life’s Basics)
If you really want to take the shake up a notch, add:
- 1/2 a frozen banana
-1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk
- 2 TBS of chocolate muscle milk
- 4 Ice Cubes * Non-dairy milk powder or creamer
I wish you could taste this shake, readers. I’m having it for breakfast, pre-workout, but it will certainly satisfy any cravings you’re having for a malt, ice cream sundae or anything sweet and chocolaty. The best part is you don’t have to feel guilty for drinking it-not that I think food should EVER make you feel guilty-and you don’t have to save this for a cheat day. You will be getting a good dose of calcium, mad protein, healthy fat, some potassium, and just so much deliciousness I won’t be surprised if you want to send me thank-you notes after trying this.
Let me know what you think!