To say that my family loves milk would be an understatement. If we were to pioneer a group for addicts, it would be for milkaholics. No joke. We adore milk. We treat ourselves to chocolate milk only occasionally.
Typically, when we have chocolate milk, it fills us up so we’re not really even hungry. To be quite honest, that’s always frustrated me.
I was somewhat skeptical of the Horizon milk, having never tried the brand before. Like a little kid, my thoughts were, if it’s organic it’s gonna taste yucky. I know, real mature. I’m picky about very little, but milk has got to have the right flavor, consistency, and biting coldness to be delicious!
I scoured the milk aisles at every grocery store I went to. I finally used the Horizon Store Locator for the one closest to me. Hmmm, an hour trip? Not gonna happen. So, I sat on my coupons. What to do?
Well, last week I’m at one of the grocery stores that I had looked at, but don’t frequent much. Who knows what I was looking for. When what do my wandering eyes spy? A carton of Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3. What are you kidding me?
It wasn’t in their milk section, the dairy section, where they have other Horizon milks!!! No, they put it in the…organic section. Go figure. This store didn’t show up on the Horizon site either, so that put a bit of a glitch in the search.
So, we get home and opened that baby up! It’s review time milkaholics, lets drink up! I was surprised at how tasty it was. I really thought, and who knows why, that it was going to be gritty. LOL It was smooth as, well, milk. There was no heaviness like I’m used to with drinking “regular” chocolate milk. I wasn’t full after I finished my FULL glass of milk.
Here are some facts about Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3:
Mmm chocolate! Horizon Organic lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3 provides a great tasting and easy way to add calcium and DHA to your family’s diet. DHA Omega-3 is an important nutrient that helps support heart, brain and eye health, and it’s available in lowfat half gallons.
DHA belongs to a category of healthy fatty acids known as Omega-3's. Found in high concentrations in the tissues of the brain and eye, DHA Omega-3 is thought to help support healthy function in these areas. DHA has also been shown to help support heart health.
• DHA provides a nutritional boost for children's growing minds and bodies. Children's brains grow incredibly fast. In fact, the brain nearly quadruples in the first five years of life.
• DHA is a key structural component of the brain, yet many young children don't get their recommended daily amount of DHA as it is found in a limited number of food sources.
Horizon Organic Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 is fortified with a natural, 100 percent vegetarian and sustainable source of DHA - a safe, wholesome, delicious way to bring more of this important nutrient into your family's diet.
Visit http://www.horizonorganicdha.com/ to learn more!
Flavored Milk is a Nutrient-Rich Beverage
· Flavored milk provides the same nine essential nutrients as unflavored milk (calcium, potassium, phosphorous, protein, vitamins A, D, B12, Riboflavin and niacin), and can help kids meet their calcium requirements.
· Flavored milk consumers did not have higher total fat or calorie intakes than non milk consumers
Kids Love the Taste of Flavored Milk
· According to 2005 USDA data, 66% of the milk chosen by children in schools is flavored
Chocolate Milk is an Effective Post-Exercise Recovery Beverage
· A 2006 study showed that low fat milk was as effective at post-exercise rehydration as sports drinks
· Because of the natural carb:pro ratio in flavored milks, low fat chocolate milk is an effective post-exercise recovery beverage.
o The appropriate carb:pro ratio for improving endurance performance is about 4:1 However, effective ranges can vary from 2:1 and up to 5:1.
· Consuming carbohydrate and protein post workout has been shown to:
o Enhance muscle glycogen formation
o Promote a hormonal environment that encourages muscle growth
o Promote muscle protein production
o May lessen immune-suppressive effects due of intense exercise
This is going to be a QUICK giveaway. At least quicker than most. REMEMBER this: the coupons expire at the END of JUNE!
Here’s what you win: Two winners get 4 total coupons (2 coupons would be for a free half gallon of the Horizon Organic lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3 and 2 coupons for $1 off a half gallon of the same milk)
REQUIRED: Visit Horizon and tell me what other product appeals to your family.
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I’d like to thank Horizon for providing me with 2 coupons for Free 1/2 gallons of chocolate milk for review. The opinions expressed are mine and may not reflect the experience of others.