The strawberry milk I grew up drinking in the 80’s was packed with artificial colors and sweeteners. You know what I’m talking about – that pink powder version you stir into milk. This version of strawberry oat milk revolutionizes the powder version of strawberry milk. It is healthy and uses minimally processed ingredients and a natural sweetener.
This is easy enough for kids to make with your assistance with the blender. They can use a butter knife or a kids’ plastic chef knife to remove the tops and dump the strawberries into the blender whole.
I used my favorite oat milk Oatly to make this recipe but you could substitute any plant milk. Oat milk is my plant milk of choice because it has 2 grams of fiber per cup. This particular brand is creamier than most plant milks and is a good option for kids who reject other types of plant milk.
Transitioning your family to a whole food plant predominant diet may seem an insurmountable task. If you focus on slow simple changes it can make the change go more smoothly. You can try strategies such as mixing your regular milk 50/50 with plant milk, making a flavored milk, or incorporating it into other recipes.
This is a fun treat to have at breakfast or for a snack. Hope your kids enjoy drinking this as much as they will enjoy making it!
As always, talk to your child’s doctor if plant milk and which plant milk is right for your child. Depending on his or her age, your doctor might have specific recommendations.
Recipe inspired by the blog Not Enough Cinnamon – original recipe here.
Strawberry Oat Milk
- 2 cups oat milk
- 10 strawberries (hulled)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tb maple syrup
- Mix all ingredients in a blender
- Blend until smooth
- Serve immediately