Strong bones and healthy teeth—the benefits of dairy products are as familiar to us as milk and cereal.
With June being National Dairy month, it’s a perfect time to highlight a few of the many benefits dairy provides. For example, did you know that chocolate milk is a great way to refuel after a workout? That’s due to its high quality protein, carb content, and it helps with rehydration by providing fluid and electrolytes. And milk is one of the most efficient ways to boost your intake of calcium, which is vital for bone strength—one cup of milk has the same amount of calcium as 10 cups of uncooked spinach.
But getting all the benefits dairy has to offer can be a challenge for those of us who are lactose intolerant or sensitive to dairy. A great way to get those benefits is through lactose free dairy options, like those from the LACTAID® Brand. LACTAID® Dairy Products are 100% real dairy, just without the lactose, so they won’t cause discomfort.
Here are a few delicious ways to enjoy all the benefits that real dairy can offer using creamy LACTAID® Products.
Drink it in
Give yourself a calcium boost with every cup of tea or coffee, by adding in a few ounces of LACTAID® Milk. Or, microwave a teabag and spices in a cup of LACTAID® Milk for a quick cup of homemade chai tea.
Blend it up
Throw a couple of handfuls of frozen fruit into your blender with a cup of LACTAID® Milk for a creamy and refreshing fruit smoothie. Or blend frozen bananas, peanut butter and LACTAID® Chocolate Milk for a treat that’s decadent and nutritious.
Make recipes richer
For breakfast with a creamy kick, make your morning oatmeal with LACTAID® Milk instead of water. In the evening, you can use it to add creaminess to homemade vegetable soups and pasta dishes.
Top it off
A dollop of LACTAID® Cottage Cheese is the perfect addition on top of a bowl of fruit. Or spoon it onto a piece of toast, add your favorite veggies and enjoy.
Refuel and restore
The new post-workout power drink is…chocolate milk! Trade your standard sports drink for a cup of LACTAID® Chocolate Milk to help your body rehydrate and refuel.