This Blackberry Lime Milk Popsicles recipe is part of a sponsored collaboration with the National Hispanic Milk Life Campaign. However all opinions are only mine. #FuertesConLeche
We’ve been enjoying a bit of a heat wave here in New Jersey and it is making everyone think about Summer. After spending each and every night this week outdoors at my son’s practices I have needed to cool off. The weather, and the booming bounty of fresh fruit, inspired me to make these deliciously simple Blackberry Lime Milk Popsicles.
I’m always looking for ways to increase my children’s consumption of the “good stuff.” You know what I’m talking about – fruits, vegetables, proteins and dairy which is why I decided to make these popsicles with milk over any other liquid. It’s hard for kids to get enough of the nutrients hat they need to grow up strong without milk in their diets. If you are like me, you trust milk for calcium, Vitamin D and more. I love milk because it is the top food source for three of the four nutrients most likely to be missing from a kids’ diets – calcium, vitamin D and potassium. Milk is also a great way for kids to get their bone-building nutrients – even more so than supplements or alternatives like vegetables or fortified beverages, according to the Academy of Pediatrics.
Kids already love milk and including it as part of a protein rich breakfast can help them start the day strong. Milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein per 8-ounce glass.
- Try pairing a glass of milk with some of your favorite high protein breakfast foods
- Mix some milk into a favorite smoothie (or popsicle like I did)
- Use milk in your favorite oatmeal recipe, like this one
- Add flavor – flavored milk is a great way to get your kids to drink milk. There’s a favorite type of milk for each member of your family.
What how simple this recipe is.
Blackberry Lime Milk Popsicles
- 2 1/2 cups blackberries
- 1 cup milk
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- lime zest 1 teaspoon
- coconut optional
- In a blender, whirl 2 1/2 cups rinsed, drained blackberries until smooth. Push through a strainer into a glass bowl; discard residue. Add 1 cup milk and 6 tablespoons sugar to berry puree. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add lime zest. Pour popsicle mixture into mold, top with coconut (optional) and freeze until firm.
With Summer fast approaching, I can tell you milk popsicles of all varieties are going to be on our Summer snack list.
If you want to know more about the benefits and attributes of milk visit FuertesConLeche.com. Or connect with the brand on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I am one of the featured bloggers on their Instagram page where I had the chance to take over and share some favorite ways to enjoy milk – go check it out!
Special thanks to The National Hispanic Milk Life Campaign for sponsoring this post.