Recipes for High-Calorie Shakes and Drinks

foodiefriday-wp-logoHi Folks, it is Foodie Friday again, and following on yesterday’s post regarding ensuring that your Child with Cancer gets sufficient calories and proteins in their diet to help them fight their cancer and continue to develop and grow naturally at the same time, here are some great drinks recipes.

For parents of Children with Cancer, the challenges of enticing children to eat nutritious, healthy foods are even greater than those faced by parents of healthy children, and require untold levels of patience and creativity to overcome.

Cancer and cancer treatments can also affect the way your child’s body tolerates certain foods and its ability to process, store and appropriately use nutrients at a time when your child’s body needs the energy and nutrients from a healthy diet more than ever.

Some Children with Cancer also find it difficult to eat or swallow as a result of the cancer treatments, son one of the best methods of getting them in ingest nutrition is via smoothies and other healthy drinks.

To this end, here are some great drinks and shakes recipes that your child is guaranteed to enjoy, and which will give you peace of mind as they are all very nutritional:


Chocolate-Peanut Butter Shake ( 1070 Calories)chocolate-peanut-butter-milkshake-5

  • ½ c. heavy whipping cream
  • 3 T creamy peanut butter
  • 3 T chocolate syrup
  • 1½ c. chocolate ice cream

Blend in blender.


Strawberry Crush (640 Calories)strawberry-crush

  • 2 c. frozen strawberries
  • ½ c. crushed pineapple
  • ½ c. water
  • ½ medium banana
  • 6 T Sugar
  • ¼ c. lemon juice
  • 2 T Honey

Blend in blender.


Peaches and Cream (630 Calories) peaches-cream-smoothie

  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. canned peaches
  • 1 c. vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp vanilla

Blend in blender.


Apple Pie a la Mode (525 Calories)

  • 1 c. apple pie filling
  • ½ c. milk
  • 1 c. vanilla ice cream
  • dash of cinnamon

Blend in blender.


High-Calorie Breakfast Shake (505 Calories)breakfast-smoothie

  • 1 c. cream
  • 1 packet Instant Breakfast
  • ¾ c. ice cream

Blend in blender.


Grape Slush (493 Calories)grape-slush

  • 2 grape juice bars
  • 2 T corn syrup
  • ½ c. grape juice or 7-Up
  • 1 T corn oil

Blend in blender.


Orange Sherbet Shake (480 Calories)orange-sherbet-smoothie

  • ¾ c. orange sherbet
  • 2 T corn syrup
  • ½ c. 7-Up
  • 2 Tbsp corn oil

Blend in blender.


Old-fashioned Milkshake (420 Calories)old-fashioned-milkshake

  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 1 c. ice cream

Blend in blender.


Hot Chocolate (416 Calories)hot-chocolate

  • 3 oz. Milk chocolate
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 c. cream

Melt chocolate and butter. Add vanilla and slowly stir in cream, small amounts at a time. Reheat to desired temperature.


If, for some reason, the doctor suggests lowering the fat in your child’s diet, you may use low-fat products for milk, ice cream, sour cream, peanut butter, yoghurt, cookies, etc

Once again, remember to play around with the recipes – use fruit that your child likes; add cream, sprinkles, choc chips, bananas, avocados etc. to relevant recipes or top chocolate drinks with chocolate sauce or marshmallows…. 



About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

Posted on 10 February, 2017, in Advice & Tips, Blog, nutrition, Parents, recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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