Four-Food-Group Shakes Recipe
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Four-Food-Group Shakes Recipe

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"We created this thick peanut butter and banana shake while teaching our 5-year-old son about the four basic food groups," notes Heather Fortney of Gahanna, Ohio. "It's a quick and delicious breakfast or snack that he enjoys making for family and friends."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 medium ripe banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 whole graham cracker, broken into large pieces
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • Cinnamon-sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 403 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine the first six ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Four-Food-Group Shakes in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p41

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