June is National Dairy Month, and I am dairy excited to be partnering with the American Dairy Association this year to bring you delicious treats to help you get your recommended servings.
All things summer are happening around our house. That is just udder-ly ridiculous that it is already June. Wasn't it just snowing the other day? We even did our big family vacation last week after the last day of school was over. Our summer calendar was already full, so that week was the only one that worked well for us to get away.
Now we are home and adjusting to our summer schedule. Those are two dreaded words that all school kids do not like to hear during the summer. My husband and I want to be dairy sure that our kids are not spending all their time watching TV, and that they are eating healthy while they are home this summer. There will be plenty of fun things that they can do for the next 2 ½ months that do not involve screens. Today they are already pulling out the sprinkler for some extra ordin-dairy fun on the trampoline.
My job this summer is to make sure that they are making good choices when it comes to eating. I want to make sure they are grazing on fruits, veggies, yogurt, and milk this summer instead of the cookies and cake that is always in our kitchen thanks to the crazy baking I like to do all the time. Did you know that most people do not eat the recommended servings of dairy each day? Dietary experts recommend 3 servings of low fat or fat free dairy each day. Most people need to add another serving of dairy per day to reach that quota.
Cud you believe that?
Milkshakes are one of our favorite summertime treats to make. They are so easy to customize and change up each and every time. Our kids are always in the moo-d for a cold treat on a hot day. Scratch that...they like these on any day of the year. It keeps me moo-tivated to make these icy treats a little bit healthier for them.
I used frozen yogurt mixed with coffee and chocolate milk to create a fun version of our favorite coffee house frappe. That's a double whammy of protein and dairy in each serving. My kids had no idea they were drinking a healthy shake. This is one healthy treat that I will definitely be milking for all it's worth.
Ok, ok, I am dairy sorry for all the milk puns you endured in this post. I'm sure you have herd all those before. Seriously, I'm moo-ving on 🙂
I am joining forces with these bloggers to bring you delicious dairy recipes. Make sure you visit all of them and enjoy the delicious ways you can add moo-re dairy to your diet. (you knew I wasn't done with the puns, right?)
Greek Yogurt Pops, by Dessert for Two
S’Mores Ice Cream Sandwich, by Lemons for Lulu
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fruit Dip, by The Lemon Bowl
Chorizo Croque Monsieur, by Climbing Grier Mountain
Avocado Bean Dip, by Shugary Sweets
Creamy Pea Salad, by The Law Student’s Wife
*The American Dairy Association compensated me to create a recipe and blog post. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.
Amazingly delicious! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Jessa @ Sparkle
Oh my lordy this looks delish! Java chip anything is one of my favorite flavors. Thank you for sharing!
Yay for dairy and swoon-worthy milkshakes! This looks like Starbucks' Java Chip frapp but MUCH healthier and better since it's homemade!
I want one!! I want that glass and a huge bottle of thick chocolate sauce too please!!
Hahaha, you are so funny! I'll drink me up one of those!
Haha! Your dairy puns cracked me up! But this milkshake is on laughing matter, I would never guess this is a lower fat, healthy version!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
Yummo! I love this idea! Pinned!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
These take me back to my starbucks days and where I would sneak a sample of leftover Java Chip Frappucino's! But these are way healthier...win!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
I swear I think you read my mind sometimes, Jocelyn! I'm posting a coffee-inspired smoothie tomorrow! But oh man this milkshake makes me wish I had made mine into a milkshake instead! What a lovely summer treat!
Melanie @ Carmel Moments
Reminds me of Starbucks. I've totally got to make this! Can't imagine it could be anything but delicious.
Hope you're week is going great Jocelyn!
Keeping the kids away from the TV is always the biggest challenge during the summer, but if these were around, I know it would do the trick! I'd gladly trade in my morning coffee for this. 🙂
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
As soon as I saw this, all I could think was GIVE ME! It looks so good!
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled
Loving this java chip milkshake, perfect for these hot summer days! 🙂
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
This shake sounds fantastic! I wish I were sipping on one right now!
Your puns are making me giggle 🙂 and making me craving moo juice 🙂
Love that this uses frozen yogurt instead of ice cream - my son will be all over this!
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
This is just the kind of snack I'll need to have the energy to keep up with my boys all summer! Yum!!