Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake | Backpacking Meal

By Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN, CD • Updated September 16, 2022

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This DIY no-cook meal replacement shake is a Backcountry Foodie fan favorite. It's great for refueling on the go or when your appetite hits the road. Enjoy 200+ more recipes like this one at backcountryfoodie.com. #backpackingmeal #hikingfoodideas #backpackingrecipe #nocookhikingfood #nocookbackpackingmeals #backcountryfoodie
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This meal replacement shake is a Backcountry Foodie fan favorite. It’s great for refueling on the go or when your appetite hits the road.

Already a fan of our shake recipe? You might also want to try our Peanut Butter Protein Shake recipe.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

Backcountry Foodie Recipe
This delicious shake is a Backcountry Foodie fan favorite. It's quick & easy to prepare at home or while resupplying in town. Keep the shake mix in your hip belt pocket for refueling on the go. It's also a great meal replacement when you're not feeling hungry but need the calories and nutrition. Give this one a try!
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NUTRITION (per serving)

cal/oz 128
cal/gram 4.6
Calories 590 kcal
PROTEIN 37 g
CARBS 64 g
Fiber 7 g
Added Sugar 12 g
Fat 21 g
Sodium 610 mg
Home Prep Time 1 min
Field Prep Time 1 min
WT/SERVING 4.6 oz (128 g)
MEAL PREPDehydrator Not Required, Four Ingredients or Less, No-Cook
Diet TYPESBariatric, Low-Sugar, Vegetarian
Servings1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 
 

INSTRUCTIONS

HOME

  • Put all ingredients in a bag or container to be used in the backcountry.

FIELD

  • Add 8 oz (240 mL) cold water to the container. Add more or less water to reach the desired flavor.
  • Stir or shake vigorously to mix well. See meal prep tip below.
  • Massage the bag with your fingertips or use a utensil to break up any lumps as peanut powder may clump.
  • Enjoy!

NOTES

VOLUME OF MEAL WHEN PREPARED

  • Approximately 1 cup per serving (dry)
 

MEAL PREP TIP

  • Meal replacement drinks often mix better when prepared in a hard-sided container.

 

NUTRITION

  • Total sugar (per serving): 45 g, including 12 g added sugar
  • For a no-added-sugar recipe, use the Carnation Breakfast Essentials™ Light Start (sugar-free) product.
  • We recommend reading food labels and choosing peanut powder containing only peanuts. Many have added sugar. 
  • To reduce calories by 200, replace whole milk powder with non-fat milk powder.
  • This recipe may be used as a meal replacement when consumed entirely.
     

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This DIY no-cook meal replacement shake is a Backcountry Foodie fan favorite. It's great for refueling on the go or when your appetite hits the road. Enjoy 200+ more recipes like this one at backcountryfoodie.com. #backpackingmeal #hikingfoodideas #backpackingrecipe #nocookhikingfood #nocookbackpackingmeals #backcountryfoodie

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN, CD, is a registered dietitian and ultralight long-distance backpacker with over 20 years of nutrition and backpacking experience. She’s also the founder and owner of Backcountry Foodie, an online ultralight recipes and meal planning platform for backpackers. She also enjoys teaching hikers about backpacking nutrition via virtual masterclassesYouTube videos, and podcast episodes. You can follow Aaron’s adventures in the kitchen and the backcountry via Instagram and Facebook.

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