Chocolate Milk for Dieters
One cup of chocolate milk prepared with chocolate syrup and whole milk contains about 260 calories.
While 200 or so calories doesn't seem that significant when we're referencing chocolate milk - because serving size is based on one cup the dieter isn't getting a lot of bulk for the caloric content.
How much is a cup of chocolate milk? Go grab your favorite cup or glass that you like to drink milk in; measure out one cup of water and pour it into the glass. If your favorite glass is like most, it contains 2 - 3 cups which suddenly turns 200 calories into 600 hundreds calories per glass.
So the first step in reducing chocolate milk calories is to find a glass or cup which contains about one cup. Then you'll never have to worry about exceeding that one-cup serving size.
Next, let's use skim milk as our base. Skim milk is an acquired taste but once we add the chocolate, it will mask the bland flavor of the milk.
Add 1 Tablespoon of chocolate syrup for 50 calories. Our skim milk contains a skinny 90 calories. So the calorie content in our chocolate milk is at 140 calories. As a note, if you use the 'Lite' versions of chocolate syrups you can enjoy 2 Tablespoons for about 54 calories per serving.
Rather than stirring the milk, try putting it into a blender. This will bring your drink to new heights by volumnizing the milk.
Insert straw. Enjoy! The health perk? Calcium for strong bones.
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