This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
Every morning, my kids wake up and ask for milk, chocolate milk, or hot chocolate. In the evening, they ask for a cup of milk and cookies or another simple treat. And really, is there anything better than milk and cookies?
Afterward drinking milk, Mia complains that her tummy hurts. I was actually considering not let her have it anymore because I was concerned that maybe she was dairy intolerant. Especially because it only happens when she drinks milk or has ice cream. And then I discovered a2 Milk®.
What Is a2 Milk®?
a2 Milk® is not a milk substitute – it’s real milk. The reason milk may cause discomfort and tummy troubles after you drink it is due to the A1 protein that’s currently found in all conventional & organic milks on the U.S. market.
a2 Milk® only comes from specially selected a2 cows, whose milk is naturally free of the A1 protein. That’s where it gets its name! a2 Milk® is a replacement to overly processed alternatives. If you or your kids experience tummy troubles or digestive discomfort after drinking milk, you may be able to enjoy milk again without any symptoms.
More About a2 Milk®
If you’ve never heard of a2 cows, you’re not alone. I’m sure most people haven’t. That’s why I am glad to have the opportunity to help spread the word! An independent study showed 1 in 4 Americans have discomfort after drinking milk, that’s a lot of people! And although that’s a big number, only about 5-7% of the population has been diagnosed with a lactose intolerance medical condition.
a2 Milk® is more nutritious that milk alternatives; it contains approximately 6x the amount of calcium as soy beverages, approximately 8x the protein of almond beverages, and approximately 6x the potassium levels of rice beverages.
The a2 Milk® Company™ is trying to get a2 Milk® to everybody, and has partnered with U.S. family dairy farmers in upstate New York and the Midwest to expand the a2 herd to make it possible. Support them by spreading the word!
For more information and resources, visit the Lactose Intolerance section of the a2 Milk website. You can also visit a2 Milk® online at the following places:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt
- 3/4 cup colored sprinkles
- In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, egg, extract, and using a hand mixer beat on medium-high speed until well-creamed, about 7 minutes. It should be light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and mix until just combined.
- Fold the sprinkles in by hand.
- Using a cookie scoop, drop by mounds on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Use your palm to flatten the mounds out a bit.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Remove plastic wrap and place the cookie sheet in the oven. Bake for 8 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just beginning to set, even if they look undercooked.
- Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing and transferring to a rack to finish cooling.
And since this is Mia approved, it’s also Mommy of a Monster approved!