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chocolate peanut butter shake backpacking recipe prepared on trail

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

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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4.95 from 19 votes

NUTRITION (per serving)

Kcal/oz 128
Kcal/gram 4.6
Calories 590 kcal
CARBS 64 g
Fiber 7 g
Total Sugar 45 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 TYPESGluten-Free, Low-Sugar, Vegetarian
Servings1 serving



  • substitution - non-fat milk powder, reduced calorie option
  • substitution - Carnation Breakfast Essentials™ drink mix, Light Start chocolate powder, no added sugar option



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


  • 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.
  • Massage the bag with your fingertips or use a utensil to break up any lumps as peanut powder may clump.
  • Enjoy!



  • Sugar content: 45 g total sugar, 12 g added sugar
  • For a no added sugar recipe, use the Carnation Breakfast Essentials™ Light Start (sugar-free) product.
  • Many peanut powder brands are available for purchase (i.e., PB Fit®, Anthony’s®, Emergency Essentials®) at grocery stores or online. We recommend reading food labels and choosing peanut powder containing only peanuts. Many contain 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 in its entirety.
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