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“I came up with these when my kids wanted ice-cream and I wanted a better alternative. Sherbet shakes weren't as exciting so we added fruit. The only way my youngest son ate bananas was if we called it monkey food and that's how this got its name.” Fay Strait - Waukee, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 cup halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup rainbow sherbet

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 139 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients; cover and process for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Stir if necessary. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Monkey Shakes in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p31

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