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A Nutritious High Calorie Chocolate Banana Protein Shake For Skinny Children

A Nutritious High Calorie Chocolate Banana Protein Shake For Skinny ChildrenSometimes no matter what you feed your children, they just don’t gain weight. Children in the lower percentile could be light for many different reasons. Genetics often play a role, if you and your family tend to be tiny, then your kids might be more prone to be tiny as well. Sometimes low weight gain in children can be linked to food allergies like celiac disease, childhood diabetes, medications or stress. If you feel that genetics are the reason behind the low weight gain, that can be resolved by adding high calorie foods to your child’s diet. If you think that there is another underlying cause, you should make an appointment with your child’s pediatrician to better understand your child’s weight issues.

If your child is one of those tiny, skinny, boney kids you might think about giving them junk food just to gain weight. Of course, you probably know that is a bad idea…and you probably know that it doesn’t work, it just makes them unhealthy. My children are skinny for several different reasons, so I came up with my Nutritious High Calorie Shake for Skinny Children.

This shake is great for breakfast, an afternoon snack or dessert. This recipe serves two children and is actually great for adults as well as children and can be modified in several different ways to suit you or your children‘s taste. This is our family’s favorite version and is made in our household at least once a day, if not more.

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake: Serves 2 young children (or Adults!)

Ingredients you will need:

  • Yogurt, vanilla or strawberry work best for this recipe (I usually buy the larger containers)
  • 1-2 bananas, depending on size & preference
  • Whole Milk
  • Soy Protein Powder (I like to use the chocolate flavor)

Optional Ingredients:

  • Wheat Germ
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Hershey’s Syrup

You will also need a blender.

Shake ingredients A Nutritious High Calorie Chocolate Banana Protein Shake For Skinny Children

Start with 8 ounces of yogurt in the bottom of the blender, 8 oz is also 1 cup

1. Start with 8 ounces of yogurt in the bottom of the blender, 8 oz is also 1 cup.

 

Break up 1-2 bananas and add them to the yogurt. If you break up the bananas into a few pieces it helps to get them blended better so there are very few or no chunks.

2. Break up 1-2 bananas and add them to the yogurt. If you break up the bananas into a few pieces it helps to get them blended better so there are very few or no chunks.

 

This is also the time to add a tablespoon or so of wheat germ, a handful of blueberries or strawberries. If you add a lot of other fruit you are probably only going to need 1 banana as your shake will get too thick.

3. This is also the time to add a tablespoon or so of wheat germ, a handful of blueberries or strawberries. If you add a lot of other fruit you are probably only going to need 1 banana as your shake will get too thick.

 

Fill the blender to the 24 ounce line on your blender with Whole Milk, 24 oz is also 3 cups. If I am using Vanilla flavored protein powder this is when I would add the Hershey's Syrup.

4. Fill the blender to the 24 ounce line on your blender with Whole Milk, 24 oz is also 3 cups. If I am using Vanilla flavored protein powder this is when I would add the Hershey’s Syrup.

 

Add two full servings of protein powder.

5. Add two full servings of protein powder. (More or less to taste)

 

Protein Shake Blending

6. Blend & Serve.

 

Fun Ideas and Tips:

* Freezing the fruit overnight turns your shake into a smoothie!

* Adding Yo-Baby Yogurt will increase fat & calories.

* I love this shake too, but I don’t drink cow’s milk, I substitute whole milk with Vanilla Soy Milk or Homemade Almond Milk. The Vanilla protein powder also tastes great with orange juice instead of milk.

This recipe, as described here, contains in each serving (approximately):

772 Calories
11-19 grams of fat
42 grams of protein

This of course all varies depending on the specific types of fruit, milk & yogurt.

* This shake has been approved by my children’s pediatrician. If you have any concerns about this recipe or your child’s health it is best to talk to your child’s pediatrician.

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2 Responses to A Nutritious High Calorie Chocolate Banana Protein Shake For Skinny Children

  1. Janiene on March 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! I am so grateful for this post. I make a shake similar for my oldest son, but I like your recipe and will tweak mine to mimic yours. My son has been the same weight for over 2 years. He keeps falling lower and lower on the growth chart – landing at barely 5% for weight. We are trying everything we can to get the weight on him. I was reading about your oldest son on the side of your site and I feel like that is my son too! I am grateful for your site and I am your newest follower. Blessings to you!!!
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    • Hazel Nut on March 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

      I hope this helps! I really love these shakes :)

      We started him on Periactin last year and that has really helped. Another visitor to my site recommended it. It is a low dose antihistamine, it is so low that he can still take a full dose of allergy medicine when he needs it. He takes it 3 times a day and it makes him very hungry. He has gained a significant amount of weight this way.

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