(Family Features) Making sure your family members get a nutritious start to the day is an important job, and by focusing on a few wholesome ingredients, such as real milk, simple and healthful dishes can quickly become family favorites.
In fact, dairy milk is the top food source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium, and cereal is the top food source of fiber – which are four nutrients of public health concern identified by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This nutritious breakfast combination costs only around 50 cents per serving – so parents can give their children nutrients they need without breaking the bank.
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Banana Breakfast Shake
Servings: 2 (6 ounces milk per serving)
1 1/2 cups fat free or low fat dairy milk
1 frozen medium banana, peeled and sliced
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
cinnamon, for garnish (optional)
In blender container, combine dairy milk, banana, vanilla extract and almond extract. Blend until smooth, about 20 seconds.
Pour into two glasses and garnish with sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired.
Nutritional information per serving: 120 calories; 0 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g protein; 23 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 100 mg sodium; 190 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.