Monkey Lover's Shake Recipe
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Monkey Lover's Shake Recipe

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You don't have a monkey around with lots of ingredients to blend together this cool beverage. It's smooth, creamy and gets its appealing tropical taste from bananas and orange juice concentrate.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced 1/4 inch thick and frozen
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/3 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 to 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 296 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients. Cover and process for 45 seconds or until smooth. Stir if necessary. Pour into glasses and serve. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Monkey Lover's Shake in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p39

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