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Healthy & Tasty Cocoa Options to Encourage Your Child to Drink Milk

Food Thoughts Cocoa is best used for baking but why not try it in your child’s milk to add a chocolatey taste that is healthier than drinking chocolate?   It could be a good way to encourage them to drink their milk too!   No sugar has been added to Food Thoughts Organic 100% Cocoa Powder and it contains many naturally beneficial compounds that are healthy for your growing child.

Malt based drinks are commonly referred to as ‘health drinks’ and sometimes this is the only way we can tempt our children to drink their milk! This has been the case in many households for decades now. There are so many ads that claim these drinks to be healthy & nutritious for your growing child. They even mention that these malt based drinks enhance the quality of the milk, but are they really healthy? Well, the reality is that these commercial malt based powders contain quite a lot of sugar, which stops the absorption of calcium in the human body and also eats up phosphorus.

If this is the case, how can we make our fussy kids, drink their milk without any complaints? Here are a few tasty & healthy options that will increase the nutritional value of milk.

  1. Organic 100% Cocoa Powder Milk Drink

For the lovers of those commercial chocolate drinks, this would be a great replacement option because most children will easily adapt to this healthier option due to familiarity of the chocolate flavour.    You can buy organic 100% cocoa powder in UK from Waitrose, Sainsburys and Ocado. Cocoa is rich in antioxidant properties, which helps boost cardiac health.


  1. Fruit Smoothie

This can be an enjoyable drink during any part of the day. Children might not find it very interesting to chew fruit every day but when they are combined with milk to make a smoothie, they will love it!   You can try blending the following fruits – apple, mango, banana, strawberries, raspberries, figs etc. with milk.

Try these recipes with your children & help them stay healthy!