Thanks to a wonderful fan who contacted me with this tip. 🙂
Make your own Pediasure for under a $4.00 per batch!
Homemade High-Calorie Pediatric Shake
12 oz. vanilla ice cream (abt. 2 fat scoops with a regular 1/2 cup disher)
1-1/4 c. apple juice
1 c. frozen fruit
2 scoops whey protein powder, vanilla
2 mL Poly-vi-Sol with Iron
1 small or 1/2 large banana (OR 1/2 avocado)
Blend all ingredients well and serve!
Store any remainder in the refrigerator. Makes about 4 8-oz servings; keep in mind that I’m making shakes for two children, so I’m using enough Poly-vi-Sol for two kids. If you’re planning to feed just one kiddo with this, you might either cut the whole recipe in half, making two shakes, or just cut the vitamins. You could also add chocolate syrup or other flavorings for variety/calories (though it’s got plenty of those–keep reading!)
Nutrition info: Per 8 oz serving – 256 cal, 6.3 g fat, 35.4 g carbs, 14.6 g protein.
Ice cream: $4.00 per 4 litre no name pail
Fruit: 2.99/pound depending on the fruit and the season 🙂
Frozen juice: 0.99 per litre
Protein powder: 32.98/5 pounds
Poly-vi-Sol: 8.99/50 mL
Bananas: About 59 cents/pound
The best part is ~ use COUPONS for some of these ingredients and reduce your costs even more!
1 batch shakes: $3.58
1 8-oz serving: 89 cents
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