Tropical Shake

You can make this drink at a moment's notice when you have a handy supply of banana slices in your freezer. Simply toss fresh slices in lemon juice, and freeze up to six months in zip-top freezer bags.

Southern Living JANUARY 2004

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups (serving size: 1 cup)


  • 1 medium-size ripe banana, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple-orange juice, chilled
  • 1 (8-ounce) container nonfat vanilla yogurt


Toss banana with lemon juice; drain, reserving lemon juice. Place banana slices on a baking sheet, and freeze 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Process frozen banana slices, reserved lemon juice, mango, 1 1/2 cups pineapple-orange juice, and yogurt in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 154
  • Calories from fat: 2%
  • Fat: 0.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 36g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.9mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 41mg
  • Calcium: 116mg

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