This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nesquik® and Latina Bloggers Connect. #QuikWins However, all opinions are my own.  Nesquik® Is the Official Post-Game Beverage of American Youth Soccer Organization.


Most likely, if you’ve visited us here before, ever, you know that our lives revolve around soccer, year-round. It’s a family sport. Antonio, my oldest, starting playing when he was five-years-old. Watching him replenish with Nesquik® chocolate milk after a big win, brings back so many memories. He was raised on this stuff!


Now he’s a Sophomore in High School. He still looks out for mom on the sideline. He’s still kicks the ball all over the house. And, he still wants a super cold Nesquik® chocolate milk!


Did you know that Nesquik® is the official chocolate milk of the American Youth Soccer Organization and US Youth Soccer? Come on, how cool is that? It’s milk! Their favorite milk! I’ve always been ready for my kids, after they play a game with all their heart and soul. Getting that win at the end is great, but they’re, exhausted, sweaty, and need to restore important nutrients.  After a tough practice or game, studies suggest that low fat chocolate milk, like Nesquik®, may contain the ideal 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates-to-protein that can help restore tired muscles. This right balance provides your young athlete with the nourishment they need after a hard game. it’s crucial to maximize recovery within 30 minutes with both carbohydrates and proteins.

Try the 10 pack of 8oz bottles. In fact, grab 2 so you can share with the whole team. At least, for the entire day, you’ll be the cool mom! Plus, it’s convenient size and portable container makes it a great option for school lunches and after-school activities. Nesquik® chocolate milk balance provides your athlete with the nourishment they need after a hard game. ● When it comes to juice or low fat chocolate milk, reach for milk. Nesquik® provides a combined 59% of the Daily Values for electrolytes, calcium, potassium and sodium, compared to the 1% in the leading juice drink for kids – making Nesquik® the smart post­game choice. Every Nesquik® flavor across its powder and ready­to­drink portfolio now has only 10.6 grams of added sugar, lactose. Protein is essential for a healthy and active lifestyle. Nesquik® provides kids with 40% Daily Value for calcium and 8 grams of protein in every serving compared to zero grams in the leading sports and juice drinks.



Antonio’s siblings took after him and fell in love with Nesquik® chocolate milk, too! Seriously, they love it, both Nesquik® and soccer. Pedro was the first to take after Antonio. I suppose, Antonio was and always will be Pedro’s hero. They argue like brothers and are competitive like opposing teams, but they share a love for the sport and are wholeheartedly proud of each other.


Pedro is also still going strong and now both of them are also licensed referees. So, when they aren’t in need of recovery after playing, they’re in need of recovery after calling the plays. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored with watching them do both. Ever.


They’ve won a lot of awards, medals, and trophies. I’m not going to lie, though. They haven’t always taken great care of those things. They are extremely competitive, but their love for the game is much greater than their love for trophies and titles. One day, the last 10 years of balls flying through the house, and the ten more years I anticipate, is going to pay off. At least, they’ll have some amazing memories of dedication, on and off the field. Now the five-year-old triplets are ready to take a shot at the game their brothers love so much. Of course, they want their post-game Nesquik® chocolate milk, too! I’m glad that as part of the ongoing nutrition and health efforts, Nesquik® ready­to­drink chocolate milk is free of artificial colors and sweeteners. It’s better for us, and better for our kids!




When the doctor asked them if they drink (chocolate) milk, they felt like they were about to win a sticker for answering correctly. And, the answer is — YES! I love the portable 8oz bottles, but I can’t be without the large powdered container, too. You know, for Pedro’s cereal! I suppose he could just use the bottles, too.

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How many children have you raised with Nesquik® chocolate milk?

By: Alicia Gonzalez