Thursday, May 27, 2010

Monkey Shakes

Monkey Shakes!!!!  They're our new favorite snack.  And incredibly fast, easy, and inexpensive to make, which makes them winners in my book!  The kids love them so much that I find I can use them as a special surprise treat or an incentive to get some work done (as I did this morning- If we can get the house cleaned up in 20 minutes, we'll celebrate with Monkey Shakes!)

So here's the magic recipe:

2 1/2 C Milk
2 C Ice
1 Banana
1 Packet Instant Chocolate Pudding

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

That's it!  Super easy!  It makes 4 good-sized servings (I get 5 child-size cups full plus an adult-sized cup almost full).  Here's the nutritional info if you use 2% milk and sugar-free, fat-free pudding:

150 Calories; 3g Fat; 8g Protein; 23g Carbs; 2g Fiber

Not bad, huh?  That'll get a few ooo-ooos aah-aahsNot sure how to spell monkey sounds...

And best of all......drumroll, please.......

You get to use a straw!!!  My kids love straws :) 


  1. Mmmm! I'm still a kid-I love straws too! We used to have twirly ones when I was little. Our treat on Sunday afternoons during the summer was to have a homemade milkshake (sometimes Monkey kind!) and slurp them up through our twirly straws. Fun!

    P.s Your kidlets are ADORABLE!

  2. Aww, thanks! I think they're pretty cute, too :)
    BTW, I've not left a comment on your blog yet, but I am really enjoying reading it!