Quick and Easy Yogurt Drink Kids will love
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This is the most simple and quick yogurt drink recipe your kids will love!
Kids everywhere LOVE Danimal drinkable yogurt, then you look at the nutrition label and OMG…But there’s an alternative!
I have discovered a way to make my own healthier version of Danimal Yogurt Drink at home!
These yogurt drinks come in short-size bottles that kids seem to go through before you can say “Dannon Danimal Drinkable Yogurt!”. Wow… that’s quite a mouthful.
But seriously… my kids would go through the jumbo pack within a couple of days. When you realize how little is in each bottle you realize how expensive they are.
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I had to put a stop to these but I loved that they were basically drinking healthy protein-packed drinks.
I set out to find out how to make them at home and was pleasantly surprised to find out that my very first attempt at a “copy cat” hit the nail on the head!
My kids LOVED it and my 7-year-old even said “Mom, I like this even better!”.
What about the convenience factor of making yogurt drinks at home?
Those little Danimal bottles are quite convenient. My kids would help themselves to the drinks constantly – which was nice (sometimes).
I have a perfect workaround though! I fill little glass bottles (that I have around the house anyway) with the drink and leave about 6 in the fridge at any given time.
This way, the kids can grab one whenever they like.
As a bonus… this type of bottle doesn’t break even if you drop them! I guess you probably COULD break them if you were on a mission to do that, but my 3 and 7-year-old have yet to break one.
As for storing large batches… I even have a cute solution for that! If you haven’t noticed, I adore glass bottles and mason jars. So… I store the large batch I make in a LARGER glass bottle 🙂
So how do you make my Yogurt Drink Recipe?
It’s so simple that it’s funny!
Half Yogurt + Half Milk.
That’s it! Put one part milk, one part yogurt, and maybe a bit of honey in a bowl. Mix it and then pour into containers. That’s it!
Depending on what yogurt you choose and what milk you choose, you can control the nutritional make-up. I love using greek yogurt best, but any will work.
Just a note about yogurt though…
That yellow-ish liquid that you sometimes see in the yogurt container… Do you know what that is? Have you ever thrown it out? Don’t! It’s WHEY! Seriously. It’s practically liquid protein. So make sure to stir it in and use it!
Benefits of Making Your Own Homemade Yogurt Drinks
This simple yogurt drink mixture consists of yogurt, milk, and maybe honey which can sit in a fridge until the ingredients expire WITHOUT separating!
Unlike a smoothie that you need to drink shortly after making it, this mixture is ready to drink right out of the fridge! Super simple healthy and easy to grab and go!
- It’s cheaper.
- It’s healthier.
Seriously though… You can use any yogurt you like to make this drinkable yogurt, which means that you control the nutritional value.
Personally, I like to use Greek yogurt with a bit of honey because it packs it full of protein, but you could use just about any type
Well… Will you be trying this? Let me know how you like it!
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My kids (soon to be 2 and 5) LOVE to make smoothies with yogurt, milk/juice (whatever we have), spinach, and frozen or fresh fruit (again, whatever we have). I bet you could easily mix in some spinach to your recipe and boost the Vitamin C and give them an extra little does of greens for the day 🙂
Absolutely! We actaully get a juice that we nickname “green juice” and they LOVE it!
The beauty of the simple milk+yogurt mix, though, is that it can sit in the fridge for a few days without seperating or getting weird (unlike a smoothie). 🙂
We love to do smoothies too though! Sometimes I also add chia seeds!
These is such a simple yet brilliant idea! I make my son a lot of smoothies..but this would be a great thing to have on hand for an easy snack or breakfast on the go! Thanks for sharing!
Exactly! It’s so quick and easy to grab! Plus… unlike smoothies – the mixture doesn’t seperate after sitting in the fridge for a bit. So you really don’t need to do anything to it other than maybe find a straw!
I have to try this with my toddlers. I avoid giving them any sugary yogurt whatsoever, but this sounds like a great alternative! I wonder if I can use those toddler snack packs to store it and take with us as on-the-go snack. I sure will give it a try.
I bet you could! Though with those you might not even need to thin it out.
Oh wow, this is so great! My son would drink those all the time when he was younger, until I realized how awful they are and stopped buying them. This recipe will definitely come in handy, so thank you!
I’m so glad you like it!!
I seriously need to do this! Now I just need to convince my kids that Mommy’s homemade version is better!
Adding a touch of whipped cream might to the trick? Maybe even a couple sprinkles! It will still be healthier than the alternative!
Can you please tell me where to buy caps for these? I purchased the bottles through your link because you said how unbreakable they are and I want to bring them to work. But they don’t have caps! BTW your recipe is great.
For sure!! I find the ones from Ashland work amazing! You can get them at Michael’s if you have a store near you! I’ve gotten some online before but can’t seem to find the link. Let me know if you don’t have a Michael’s!
Yes! Thank you! My Michales has them and I purchased today! They were inexpensive and that made me happy too.
That’s so great to hear!! Year! So glad you found them! Thanks so much for reading my blog! Glad you like this drink!
thank you! this is amazing. my kids have been so into the yogurt drinks lately but it feels so wasteful to throw away the plastic containers. this is so much better, especially now when I can’t get out to the store as often as I would like
Exactly!! So glad you like it!
This one is really easy and practical. Forwarding this post now to my sister who has a son who cries a lot if he doesn’t get his dose of yogurt drink. Thanks for this Rachel.
I have a question…
curious you make these with some protein powder as well? If like to have these after a workout if possible.
I’ve never tried it but I don’t see why not! I would try to use a blender to make sure it’s really well combined though. Let me know how it turns out!