Healthy Milo Alternative

What is it with kids and their radar to anything that is sweet and resembles the colour of chocolate?

Of late I have decided to “cut the crap”, for me personally that means replacing things my children enjoy a little too much with a healthier alternative that I don’t mind them having for breakfast or afternoon tea.
This healthier milo alternative is a pretty good replication of Milo. It’s partially dissolvable just like Milo and still has a sweet chocolate taste but it also packs in protein from the nuts, natural fibre from the chia seeds and a multitude of vitamins and minerals from the sunflower seeds along with all the healthy fats growing bodies need.
If you do a Google search for “Healthy Milo” you will find other variations. This mix suited my families taste and was also ingredients I regularly buy and have in the pantry.

1/2 Cup Raw Sugar
1/2 Cup Cocoa or Cacoa
2 Tbs Chia Seeds
2 Tbs Sunflower Seeds
1/2 Cup Almonds
1/2 Cup Natural Cashews

1. Using the food processor and the metal blade place all the ingredients into the bowl. Process on high for 1-2 minutes stopping periodically to give it a push along if it needs it.
Note: next time I make it I will be placing the chia seeds, sugar and sunflower seeds into a mortar and pestle to get them ground up finer  before adding to the food processor.

This was given two thumbs up by Mr 4 who proclaimed that it was even better than Milo. Mr 2 didn’t notice the difference which makes me one happy mumma. 
I will be making this from now on and without doing the workings, I believe it will be even cheaper than buying milo so a double win. 
This made about 3-4 cups worth of the mix. You only need two to three teaspoons per cup of milk.
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13 Responses to Healthy Milo Alternative

  1. Pipa Ando February 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    Wow. I have to make this one day. I want to be a nutritionist/dietician in the future, so I’m starting to make a list of healthy things that are still tasty. Love it! *gives thumbs up*

  2. Deb June 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    Wow. I am blown away by your amazing recipes. Tjbak u so much for sharing. I am hopeless at coming up with ideas for interesting meals. I enjoy eating and promoting a healthy lifestyle to my child , but untill jow5 the poor little poppet got very boring meals

  3. Cindy July 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Great recipe! I’m trying to transition away from processed foods but milo is a family favourite. Do you store this in the fridge and if so does it become clumpy? I imagine this would last at least a few weeks in my place and would prob stay fresher in the fridge so the nuts don’t go rancid.

    • Amanda July 19, 2014 at 10:56 am #

      Hi Cindy, I would recommend in the fridge especially when it is hot. Otherwise mine lasted fine in the cupboard for a week.

  4. Nicole July 19, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    Hi just made this yummy. Love it I added flaxseed and used coconut sugar…so good well done for a great recipe.

  5. Liz P July 20, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    Love this! All I have to specifically add to my list is sunflower seeds 🙂 am going to try it this week.

    • Liz P July 21, 2014 at 10:33 am #

      Made it for the kids today. I’m chocolate free for a month so yet to taste it personally. The only kid that didn’t like it doesnt like Milo. I don’t think they would ever be fooled by it but it gives us an option since I don’t buy Milo anyway.

  6. Trish January 29, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

    How long can you store this for and should it be kept in the fridge ?

    • Amanda February 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      Yes kept in the fridge. It will last up to two weeks.

  7. Gaurshi January 21, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

    Can i give this to my 13 months old bub. Thanks

    • Amanda January 22, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

      It doesn’t dissolve so I don’t recommend it as it will be hard to swallow.

  8. Michelle February 13, 2019 at 9:23 pm #

    This taste delicious on vanilla ice cream too and I also blend it with frozen bananas and taste great with yogurt minus the cocoa

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