My daughter woke up one morning and her first words were 'pink' (we used to call it 'pink milk'). She would get a cup of it first thing in the morning.
Times have changed and I am no longer going to buy the powder to make 'pink milk' with, but I figured out how I can make my own.
Last week, for school, we had an assignment to read a book. The book I chose was called, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' which was a novel written by Mark Haddon, but it was written as if the narrator was a 15 year old autistic boy. He was a picky eater and his mum catered to him in many ways. One of his favorite foods was a strawberry milk shake. As I read the book, I was remembering how good the Nestle Strawberry Quik tasted, so, I decided to try to make my own. Of course, mine is going to be without sugar.
I took some strawberries and placed them in the Vitamix with a cup of raw milk and some drops of stevia. Problem was solved! Now I can have my own version of Nestle Strawberry Quik without all the additives!
In addition to this, I am growing lots of Alpine strawberry plants, along with a regular strawberry plant (which should reproduce someday). I would love to have so many strawberries growing, that I could just pull them off whenever I want to make a strawberry shake.
Did you know that strawberries are normally heavily sprayed, probably with insecticide? My strawberries are not going to be sprayed with conventional insecticides. I will put BT on them and maybe Diatomaceous Earth, but nothing chemical or artificial!
The next question is, where will I put them once they are ready to be planted???
|My own version of 'Pink Milk' - a recipe similar to 'Strawberry Quik'|
Strawberry Milk Shake aka 'Pink Milk'
5 or 6 strawberries, or strawberries to taste and color
1 cup milk (can use almond or rice. Raw milk is best)
A few drops of liquid Stevia, or enough to taste
Put all ingredients in a blender or Vitamix, and blend until there are no more small pieces of strawberry left.
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