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Monkey Juice

Yield 4 servings
"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.


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

Nutrition Information

  • calories (1/4 recipe): 148
  • fat 1 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • sodium 17 mg
  • cholesterol 1.2 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.