Monkey Juice

"The kids pitch in by breaking bananas into pieces and putting them in the blender," says Danelson, who serves this thick, creamy drink at breakfast or for a snack.
4 servings


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1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
2 to 3 bananas
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar* or plain sugar


Prep time: 7 minutes

Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice (about 4 cubes) and whirl until ice is crushed. Pour into cups and serve with straws.

*Put 1/2 lb granulated sugar and 1 vanilla bean in an airtight container. Keep sealed for a week to let the flavor infuse the sugar; then remove bean.

Created date

February 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories (1/4 recipe): 148
Fat 1 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Sodium 17 mg
Cholesterol 1.2 mg