I am about to bestow upon you the most amazing elixir ever. It’s a “sit your bumper down in your chair, kickin’ that “you didn’t have sugar but you’re acting like you had it mood swing – shot of good fats and protein – all things good for you” kid drink.
I got the idea for bullet proof milk from bullet proof coffee and a magical conversation I had with Dr. Green Mom, and decided to share it with you because friends don’t keep the good things to themselves. (Am I right?) This frothy goodness is packed with legit nutrition, takes two minutes to throw together, and will allow you to drink your coffee in peace while they drink “theirs.”
The secret? Butter and collagen – two very simple ingredients that when combined, effect everything from your skin and bones to your blood sugar and brain. Adding a good fat to your kid’s “milk” provides a slow and steady release of energy (the good kind), a truckload of essential fatty acids, and numerous vitamins and minerals.
But here’s really why I make it: Sometimes my kids get a little crazy and on days when their ability to focus is non-existent, their diet is lacking, and my ability to deal is done, I throw this little lovely together and …
My kids with sensory issues are able to deal, my hyperactive child is calm, they can look me in the eyes, sit longer than five seconds, and hold a conversation while using the coveted “inside voice.” It’s simply magical. (You know you want to try it.)
- Warm almond milk (medium heat) on the stove.
- Combine almond milk, butter, and collagen in a blender and blend until nice and frothy.
- Pour into a mug so your girl can pretend she's drinkin' coffee just like you.
If your kids have a hard time concentrating, need a little boost in their nutrition, or simply have an obsession with drinking all things from a mug … give them their fix and toss the breakfast junk juice for something a little “bullet proof.”