Goat milk was not on my radar until my daughter started having allergy issues when she was little. We took her to the doctor for chronic ear infections, among other things, and he suggested we switch her over to goat milk. So we did for a couple of years, and we saw a vast improvement.
These days, we’ve started using it again occasionally for lunches, as well as for before school and after school snacks. It’s normal for us to have several different kinds of milk in the fridge at all times. For us, Goat Milk is a handy and healthy addition to the routine all year round. It helps make a quick lunch on the go in a smoothie. And when my kids are home at lunch, they reach for this product as an easy way to make a smoothie. That’s the best kind of lunch for us sometimes. Fast and nutritious. Plus it’s one I rarely have to think too hard about when I am tapped out of lunch ideas.
Goat Milk is a Healthy Alternative to Cow’s Milk
In addition to being really tasty, goat milk is also an excellent alternative to cow’s milk. This milk is usually well tolerated by those who are lactose intolerant, so that’s a big plus right out of the gate. It also contains more natural vitamin A and B and is naturally homogenized. Vitamin B3 or Niacin is nearly double to that of cow’s milk. All B vitamins help the body convert food into fuel. Fat molecules in Goat Milk are smaller with shorter chain fatty acids which are more easily digested. It also has just as much protein as milk. All of this makes it a perfect alternative to traditional cow’s milk for me and my family.
Goat Milk Smoothies
One of the biggest ways I’ve been using Hewitt’s 3. 8 % Goat Milk is in smoothies. With back to school just around the corner, I’ve been gearing up for smoothie prep. When school is in session, we all rely on smoothies for quick solutions to snacks. With all the protein and added vitamin A and B, this milk makes a healthy and tasty smoothie. That’s great because smoothies are a great way to start the day quickly and healthily. And they are also excellent for after school.
I don’t know about you, but our family finds both lunch time and after school time crazy. It doesn’t take long before we are all running out of ideas for creative lunches. With teens, we are always on the go so smoothies hit the spot perfectly. FOR lunch or any time of day.
In September, not only are the kids adjusting to their new school schedules, but all of the activities commence again and that means chaos. Or I should say it can mean chaos.
Both my girls begin acting again and martial arts gets back to normal which is sometimes three nights a week. Then in addition to that one often does basketball at school and horseback riding too. Not to mention my workload increases again and meals become challenging. And homework!! GAH. I am stressing already. That leaves no time for lunch prep and it leaves all of us exhausted so smoothies work magically.
Keep fresh fruit available all week long and keep Hewitt’s Dairy Goat Milk in 3.8 % or 2 % in your fridge for easy smoothie preparation. Hewitt’s is available in 1 litre cartons and 4 litre bags.
Triple Berry SMOOTHIE WITH Hewitt’s GOAT MILK
Smoothies are also the ideal solution to MOM I am starving when my youngest gets in from the school bus. Teens are always hungry. The other bonus of smoothies is that they are simple to make so my teens can do this themselves. (Younger kids can manage with some supervision too) All I need to do is stock the ingredients. Speaking of ingredients this is the recipe below.
- One frozen or fresh banana
- One half cup of plain yogurt or Nordica Smooth cottage cheese.
- One half cup of Hewitt's 3. 8 % Goat Milk
- 5 Strawberries
- 10 Blueberries
- 8 -10 pitted cherries
- Peel the banana and break into pieces so the blender will blend easily.
- Pit the cherries and add to the blender
- Clean and wash all fruit of course and remove stems then add the rest of the berries to the blender
- Add your choice of yogurt or you can add Nordica smooth cottage cheese.
- Add the Hewitt's Goat Milk
- BLEND and serve
Goat Milk: Easy, Nutritious, After or Before School Snacks
Goat milk is a great alternative to cow’s milk, whether it be in smoothie, a recipe, or just a glass. Now that we’ve started using it again, I am reminded of how versatile this product is. It’s tasty, healthy, and easier on the digestive tract, all of which makes it a winner for my family. If you’re looking for a cow’s milk alternative or if you just want to add an extra health kick to your life, check out Hewitt’s Goat Milk. It’s our go to brand for a tasty, healthy alternative to cow’s milk.
MORE ABOUT HEWITT’s and the Gay Lea Story:
Hewitt’s Dairy is part of the Gay Lea Foods cooperative. Gay Lea us second largest dairy co-operative in Canada, owned by over 1,200 dairy farmers. They have 12 production facilities and distribution centers across Ontario and Quebec. PS, when doing a travel opportunity in Bruce County this July with my daughter I happened across one of those facilities and took a moment to stop and poke around a bit.
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