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Add More Milk to Diet with Protein-Rich Recipes : Fuertes con Leche

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Did you know that an 8 oz. glass of milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein? That means that one glass of milk will give you more protein than 1 egg or even 3 slices of bacon. Milk is a great way to fuel your energy packed day.

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Add More Milk to Your Diet

Adding more milk to our family’s diet is not too challenging. After all, several of the recipes on our weekly menu include milk. One of the easiest and tastiest breakfast recipes we enjoy is Colby’s Overnight Oats. He discovered them a few months ago and they have become a family favorite. You basically combine oats, milk, sweetener and cinnamon. Store in the fridge overnight and it’s ready to serve in the morning. A little preparation in the evening goes a long way in the morning for a satisfying breakfast.



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In addition to breakfast, we also enjoy a milk-based treat every once in a while as well. One recipe I have shared with the kids is Mexican Hot Chocolate. Using milk and an organic cacao powder, the sweet drink can still be good for you. See how we prepare it to enjoy as a family:


  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp sugar, honey, sweetener of choice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of cayenne
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • dash of sea salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until simmering, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from heat and serve. Add optional toppings as desired.

There you go! A tasty way to warm your stomach with a rich, creamy cup of chocolate.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Milk is the number one source of both calcium and vitamin D which are important for building and maintaining strong bones. Not to mention, the high-quality protein available in each 8 oz. glass of milk can help fight cravings and keep us full longer. Learn more about the importance of milk in your body at Fuertes con Leche.

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What ways do you add more milk to your diet?

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