All our life, right from the time we can remember, we have been encouraged, coerced and sometimes forced to drink milk every day. We know for sure that milk, with all its calcium content, is very important for us. November 26 every year is marked to celebrate the importance of milk in our life. National Milk Day was found in the year 2014 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation to honour Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is known as the father of India's White Revolution. The day coincides with the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, who played a significant part in revolutionising India's dairy production, making it the largest producer of milk in the world.
As we partake in the celebrations, we want to highlight the importance of milk in everyone's everyday diet. Milk is the best source of calcium, which helps strengthen bones, teeth, hair and promotes overall bodily health. And for those who have an aversion to plain milk, here are some interesting ways to consume milk without hating it.
(Also Read: 12 Health Benefits of Milk You Must Know)
National Milk Day 2020: 5 Ways To Add Milk To Your Calcium-Rich Diet:
Plain, boring milk turns creamy, sweet and surprisingly flavourful from the fruits you add to make milkshake. Banana, mango, cheeku, pineapple, apple, you can pick any fruit of your choice and blend together with milk to make a yummy drink. Here are 10 best milkshakes recipes you can try at home.
A smoothie is similar to milkshake but has less amount of milk and more fruit puree. Some people also add curd to their smoothies for a hint of tanginess. A smoothie is a wholesome drink containing milk, fruits, nuts, seeds and actually any food you want to add to it to make it a meal in itself. Here are some best smoothie recipes to get you started.
Don't we all love those luscious milky desserts that just melt in your mouth? Rasmalai, kheer, gajar ka halwa, rabdi - there are so many heavenly desserts you can make with milk, especially for kids who might not budge in to drink plain milk. Here are some milk-based desserts you can make for your family.
4. Creamy Curry
If none of the above ideas to consume milk appeal to you, you can still sneak in the calcium-rich delight into your family's diet though rich, milky Indian curries. There are many kinds of sabzis you can make with milk as the base for gravy. Vegetable korma, paneer lababdar, kofta, you can make a whole range of delicious Indian dishes with milk. You can pick some ideas from here.
This is a fool-proof plan if nothing else works. Make kids' favourite pasta in white sauce with milk. Try to use more of milk and add in just enough cheese to get a hint of its taste. Milk is creamy enough to make your pasta a decadent meal. Here are different pasta recipes you can try.
Milk was, is, and always will be one of the most important parts of our daily diet. Make your family fall in love with milk with these recipes.
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