National Milk Day

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Did you know that milk doesn't only come from cows? While it is true that 90% of the milk produced is cows' milk, milk is also produced by goats. Camels' milk is depended upon by some nomadic tribes - it doesn't curdle and it is high in insulin, making it good for diabetics. Then we have soy milk, coconut milk and almond milk too - proof that  "milk" doesn't have to come from animals. Milk is comprised of 85-95% water - the rest is carbohydrates, vitamins, protein and fat.  If you drank the milk straight after a cow was milked, you would find it very hot - 97 degrees F!

Five Fun Facts:

  1. Milk contains nine essential nutrients and vitamins, including protein, vitamins A, D, and B12, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin, zinc, and magnesium.
  2. It takes 10lbs of milk to make a lb of cheese.
  3. A cow udder can hold between 20 and 50 lbs of milk.
  4. Milk was delivered only in glass bottles until the plastic bottle was invented in 1964.
  5. It takes about 345 squirts to produce one gallon of milk.

Some milk drink recipes for you to try:

Avocado Pineapple Milkshake
Pina Colada Smoothie
Zesty Citrus Dark Chocolate Milkshake
PB&B Smoothie
Spicy Hot Cocoa with Kahlua

For more milkshake recipes click here.
For more hot cocoa recipes click here.