A Tale of Milk…And A Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
February 23, 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The a2 Milk Company™. All opinions are 100% mine.

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When I was young, I drank milk all the time! I loved it as chocolate milk, strawberry milk, hot chocolate, or by itself. Once I started having babies, my body changed and it was harder for me to drink milk like I once did. It was harder for me to digest it and I felt uncomfortable after drinking it. It wasn’t worth it to drink it and feel the way I felt afterwards.

While I am able to eat pudding, ice cream, cheese and other dairy products, I don’t drink milk by itself. Although I never went into the doctor’s office to see if I had a milk allergy or lactose intolerance, I basically self diagnosed myself as having a milk sensitivity and steered clear of milk. Recently, I discovered a2 Milk® and was able to purchase it my local grocery store.

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A Tale About Milk

Originally, all milk contained only the A2 protein. Over time a genetic mutation occurred in cows and a new type of protein developed called A1. This A1 protein causes digestive discomfort and is in all cows’ milk in-stores today, even organic milk. The key difference is in the type of cow, because different cows naturally produce milk with different proteins. All ordinary milk has a mixture of A1 and A2 proteins. Yet a2 Milk® only contains the A2 protein and no A1. Research shows A1 and A2 are digested differently and many people who have issues drinking ordinary milk can easily enjoy milk if they drink a2 Milk®. Those who drink a2 Milk® say it just feels better in their bodies.

a2 Milk® is milk the way nature intended. Those who have ‘self diagnosed’ with lactose intolerance issues may enjoy our milk without any symptoms. Their milk is the natural replacement to chemically processed alternatives – such as Lactaid, Almond Milk or Soy Milk. The days of compromising taste and nutrition with inferior nut or bean based beverages – or worst yet, cutting out milk all together – are gone!

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The a2 Milk Company™ has partnered with U.S. family dairy farmers in upstate New York and the Midwest to expand the a2™ herd. Their cows naturally produce milk with only the A2 protein. Their farmers are certified in the humane treatment of animals, their cows are fed a vegetarian diet and never given hormones or rBST, and the milk is antibiotic free and contains no artificial ingredients or additives.

The a2 Milk Company™ works with farmers, using The a2 System™, to establish a True a2™ certified herd. These cows are then segregated, cared for and milked separately from any other cows. With The a2 System™, the milk then goes through its own, special journey all the way to the carton you buy in the store, so you can rest assured of its quality and also that it’s never mixed in with milk containing A1.

Where Can I Find a2 Milk®

a2 Milk® is available in half gallon cartons with an SRP of $4.49 Varieties include: whole milk, reduced fat 2%, low fat 1% and fat-free. Available throughout California in Whole Foods, Ralph’s, Sprouts, Gelson’s and more. The company is diligently working toward nationwide distribution, and you can check their Product Locator for the most up to date information on where to buy.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe


  • 1 cup a2 Milk®
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Smooth Peanut butter
  • 1 Banana
  • 4 ice cubes


1 – Combine a2 Milk®, cocoa powder, peanut butter, banana and ice cubes in a blender.

2 – Blend for 1-2 minutes or until sound of crushing ice is no longer heard.

3 – Pour into a clean glass, add a fresh strawberry to the side of a glass and add a straw.

4 – Enjoy!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

18 Responses to “A Tale of Milk…And A Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie”

  1. Angie says:

    I used to love chocolate milk too. Unfortunately health wise I’m now cutting milk out of my diet.

  2. That looks like a yummy smoothie. I put peanut butter in all of my smoothies.

  3. Jesica H says:

    We drink a lot of fruit smoothies at my house! I keep telling the husband to add peanut butter and he looks at me like I am nuts! SO HA!!! I am not crazy!

  4. lisa says:

    I am a huge fan of milk. I hate all of the hormones that are added so I am definitely going to look for this milk! Sounds great!

  5. Jeanette says:

    Either I am really hungry of that looks SO good! I am lactose intolerant so it limits me on what I can drink, but this looks delicious!

  6. Terri Ramsey Beavers says:

    Whoah, I’d love a peanut butter smoothie. I’ll have to make some for the grandkids this weekend.

  7. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I drink smoothies every day for breakfast, so I am definitely trying this one. It sounds awesome.

  8. I have not tried A2 Milk before. This sounds like a delicious smoothie recipe.

  9. I don’t drink very much milk either. I used to drink it as a child. I did crave it towards the end of my second pregnancy.

  10. Bonnie @wemake7 says:

    I haven’t heard of this milk before. I will have to see if its available near me.

  11. A2 milk is definitely worth a try if you have discomfort with regular milk. It’s amazing how far we have come scientifically, in this area. Can’t wait to try this smoothie with the kiddos! Sounds delicious!

  12. Humane treatment of animals is very important to me. I think everyone should take the time to really learn and understand where their animal products come from.

  13. Yumyum!! One of my favorite smoothies is banana peanut butter smoothie. Peanut butter makes smoothies creamy and delish, never fails! 🙂

  14. Maggie Branch says:

    This would be a delicious smoothie and definitely a great after school snack. It would keep me full and happy to do homework that’s for sure.

  15. Don’t really eat peanut butter but I am really curious about the taste. I love a good smoothie, need to start making my own now.

  16. Allyson becker says:

    This looks really good. Believe it or not, I have never had a smoothie. But now I want to try one.

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