Fill Them Up Chocolate Milk


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This healthy homemade chocolate milk has been a go-to recipe for me over the past few weeks.

I call it "fill them up" chocolate milk, as the oats in it really do fill them up for that bit longer than store-bought chocolate milk.

Why the need for a healthy homemade chocolate milk recipe?

About 6 weeks ago I had a baby. A wee girl joined our family, so I am now the mum of 4 kids.

Anywho looking after a newborn makes you quite busy, and do you know the hardest thing about looking after toddlers and kids when you have a newborn?

Well, it's dealing with HANGRY toddlers and kids when trying to look after a newborn. By HANGRY I mean hungry kids who are so hungry that they are angry and grumpy too, ie H-ANGRY.

So since Esme (my newest addition) has been born, I've been making a point of giving my other kids a really good afternoon tea.

An after-school snack that is probably larger than I would usually give them, but something that makes sure they won't be hangry in that build up to dinner time.

Because at this time in my life, I just don't have time for HANGRY!

When is it a Healthy Chocolate Milk recipe  and when is it a Chocolate Smoothie recipe

Who knows, the two things are probably one and the same. With the oats and fruit, this homemade chocolate milk is probably more of a smoothie. But my kids like to call it chocolate milk, so we will run with that!

I find smoothies great for getting energy quickly into a HANGRY toddler. I have a few smoothie recipes already on my site, you will find a list below, all have been kid tested and kid approved.

Healthy homemade chocolate milk ingredients, oats, cocoa, banana, maple syrup and milk
Healthy homemade chocolate milk ingredients, oats, cocoa, banana, maple syrup and milk

Kid approved healthy smoothie recipes

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Milk

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Milk

Yield: 3 smoothies
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

healthy homemade chocolate milk, a healthy chocolate smoothie recipe for kids that will really fill them up


  • 2 medium bananas (200g)⁣
  • ½ cup rolled oats (50g)⁣
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa (unsweetened)⁣
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1-1.5 cups milk


  1. Blend all ingredients together until completely smooth. I use a Nutribullet to do this, it takes around 1.5-2 minutes


  • as an alternative to maple syrup you could use honey, date syrup, any liquid sweetener really
  • This recipe will work with cows milk or any milk alternative
  • A spoonful of nut butter also boosts the nutrition.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 10g

This nutrition information is an estimate based on ingredients

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  1. Love this recipe!! Tried it today and both my kids were thrilled they got chocolate milk, and i was pleasantly suprised at how yummy it was too 🙂

  2. I tried this chocolate milk, and it was delightful. I couldn't resist taking another sip! Another drink that made me swoon was RD's chocolate milk. It was not only delicious but also a nutritious milk-added drink.