Get your protein on + pampering time


During the early months of pregnancy, protein was hard for me to ingest….especially what we most commonly think of as protein…meat. But, I found that if I made a smoothie with milk, I felt much better (why do we not want protein, but need it so desperately…our bodies are strange). This weekend, Hood is going to come allow some local Atlanta ladies and I to sample some of their Simply Smart products at my home. They are treating us to spa services to remind us to that we have to take care of ourselves. They are going to show us just how yummy this milk can taste and remind us of the protein and calcium we can get from their milk.

One non-meat way to get that protein is with Simply Smart Milk. It provides all the taste of a fuller fat milk without all of the calories. They use an innovative, natural technique called ultra-filtration to remove some of the water that makes low fat milk look and taste watery. The result is simply delicious milk rich in nutrition and taste. And all Hood Milk comes from farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormones. When you give your family Hood, you’re giving them the best. Always Good. Always Hood.

Simply Smart

Simply Smart Chocolate Fat Free Milk has the rich, delicious taste of 2% milk without the fat. It also provides 25% more protein and 20% more calcium than whole milk, is low in cholesterol and is an excellent source of Vitamin D.

Simply Smart Fat Free Milk has the rich, creamy taste of 2% milk without the fat. It also provides 25% more protein and 20% more calcium than whole milk, is low in cholesterol and is an excellent source of vitamin D.

Simply Smart 1% Lowfat Milk has the rich, creamy taste of whole milk with less fat. It also offers 25% more protein and 20% more calcium than whole milk, is low in cholesterol and is an excellent source of Vitamin D.

Recently a survey found that milk is still a frequent choice for American women. I prefer mine on cereal in the morning, or in a smoothie, but I know plenty of women that have a glass of milk or two every day.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), nearly nine out of ten women ages 20 and older fail to meet their daily calcium recommendations. Hood® Simply Smart® Milk, which provides “All the taste, without all the fat™,” recently completed a national survey of women ages 30 – 65 on their milk use and knowledge in honor of National Better Breakfast Month. I definitely fall into this category. I know I likely don’t get enough calcium despite my milk, leafy greens, and vitamin efforts

This survey set the record straight on the following three milk myths:

Myth #1— Everyone knows that milk is a better source of protein than an egg.

Truth #1— Many women are uninformed about the amount of protein contained in milk.

The survey found that 97% of respondents were unaware that a glass of Simply Smart Milk contains more protein than an egg – it has 10-11 grams, depending on the type of Simply Smart Milk. The Fat Free and 1% Low Fat milks offer 25% more protein and 20% more calcium than regular whole milk and the Simply Smart Chocolate Fat Free Milk has 37% more protein than regular reduced fat chocolate milk.

Another interesting finding revealed that, despite having more breakfast options, women still choose to have milk in the morning.

Myth #2—Milk is no longer one of the most popular daily breakfast components.

Truth #2—Milk still makes an appearance at the breakfast table for 73% of women!

Whether it’s a delicious bowl of cereal with milk, a creamy glass of milk on the side, or used in a recipe, milk remains a top choice for women at breakfast. Simply Smart Milk is a good option to start the day with because it’s nutritious and delicious, available in Fat Free, 1% Low Fat, and Chocolate Fat Free.

The survey found that women enjoy milk at other times of the day as well.

Myth #3— Consumers prefer to dunk Cookies & Cream Cookies in their milk.

Truth #3— Chocolate chip cookies are still a favorite among milk drinkers who dunk!

Simply Smart Milk found that 43% of women still pick chocolate chip cookies as their favorite treat to dunk in milk. Chocolate Chip Cookies were the clear winner, followed by Cookies & Cream Cookies with 14% dunking, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with 9.14% dunking.

*Survey Methodology *The referenced survey was conducted online by Survey Monkey from August 28-September 3rd, 2013 and presents findings from a sample of 536 women ages 30– 65.

About Hood Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and Hood’s portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley Foods, Simply Smart Milk, Heluva Good!, LACTAID®, BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers, HERSHEY®’S Milk and Milkshakes and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze®. For more information about Hood, please visit

*Hood is sponsoring the event at my home. All thoughts are my own.

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  1. I am excited. I just had gastric sleeve surgery and am always looking for different ways to get added protein I need 60 grams p day.

  2. grandma pat says:

    Joe doesn’t like skim milk. I am going to try this. It says it tastes like 2%

  3. I havent tried this but my son loves chocolate milk…it would be a huge hit!

  4. It is funny how when we are pregnant our bodies do not like certain things. For me it was chicken. Everytime I ate chicken I got extremely ill. Glad you found something to take the place of meat.

  5. I’m going to have to see if I can find this.

  6. With a 12 year old boy at home I can’t seem to keep enough milk in the house. My husband and daughter are both big milk drinkers too, since cereal is their favorite snack. I’m looking forward to trying Hood fat free milk. That would be a healthy change for my family

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