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chocolate peanut butter shake backpacking recipe prepared on trail

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)

Kcal/oz 128
Kcal/gram 4.6
Calories 590 kcal
CARBS 64 g
Fiber 7 g
Add 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 TYPESLow-Sugar, Vegetarian
Servings1 serving



  • ½ cup milk powder, non-fat (substitution), reduced-calorie option
  • 1 packet Carnation Breakfast Essentials™ drink mix, Light Start chocolate powder (substitution), 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!



  • Approximately 1 cup per serving (dry)



  • 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 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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