Strawberry banana smoothie topped with sliced banana and strawberry in a glass cup in front of a white and red towel and a bamboo tray with sliced bananas and strawberries all on a white wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Strawberry Banana Smoothie: McDonald’s Copycat

4 ingredients are all you need to make a copycat version of the strawberry banana smoothie from McDonald’s. Perfect for a quick breakfast!

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When we were in Florida over the summer, we stopped at a McDonald’s to grab breakfast one morning. Typically, I avoid fast food, especially something like this. But, their breakfast isn’t too bad. I got a strawberry banana smoothie since I wasn’t super hungry. Well, of course, they wanted to taste it and ended up drinking half of my smoothie!

We’ve made smoothies before, but we just throw in a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I never really measured things out. That’s partly why the only other smoothie I have on here is the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie! But the boys enjoyed the strawberry banana smoothie so much they begged us to figure out how to make it at home.

I tried searching the ingredients for the smoothie online and didn’t get a whole lot of results. The main things I found were strawberries, bananas, and yogurt. But nothing with any idea of the proportions it needs.

Justin set to work making a smoothie for the boys. Our first try was pretty close, but it still took some tweaking. The yogurt helps keep it very creamy. We use frozen strawberries to help thicken the smoothie without needing to use a lot of ice that waters down the flavor.

We use vanilla yogurt in our smoothies. But if you have plain yogurt, I suggest adding about 1 tsp of vanilla extract to help sweeten up the smoothie just a bit.

Step by Step

Add everything into a blender. When we make a single-serving, we use the Magic Bullet blender. If we are making a batch for all of us, we upscale the recipe and use the regular blender.

Ingredients for a strawberry banana smoothie in stainless steel bowls on a white wooden surface

Blend the smoothie for about 1 minute, until there aren’t any more chunks. If it’s too thin, add some more frozen strawberries. To thin it out, add a bit more milk and blend again.

Strawberry banana smoothie topped with sliced banana and strawberry in a glass cup in front of a white and red towel and a bamboo tray with sliced bananas all on a white wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Smoothies don’t save very well as they start to settle and separate. If you need to save it for later, I suggest putting it in the freezer. Thaw for about an hour before you want to serve and blend it again to mix.

Recipe

Originally Published On: November 3, 2020

Strawberry banana smoothie topped with sliced banana and strawberry in a glass cup in front of a white and red towel and a bamboo tray with sliced bananas and strawberries all on a white wooden surface

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

4 ingredients are all you need to make a copycat version of the strawberry banana smoothie from McDonald's. Perfect for a quick breakfast!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course:
Breakfast
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Drinks
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
banana
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copycat recipe
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smoothie
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strawberry
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strawberry banana
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
Servings: 1 smoothie
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana
  • 2/3 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a single-serve blender (such as the Magic Bullet)
  • Blend until smooth, about 1 minute

Notes

For a thicker smoothie, use more strawberries. For a thinner smoothie, reduce the number of strawberries or add more milk.
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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (12 oz)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 272mg11%
Potassium 789mg23%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 91mg110%
Calcium 452mg45%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 thoughts on “Strawberry Banana Smoothie: McDonald’s Copycat”

  1. I’ve never tried the fast food version, but this sounds like a perfect breakfast for on the go! I love strawberries and bananas together in a smoothie. Yum!

    1. I’m not much of a fast food person, but my mom was the one who needed something so that’s what I got. We love smoothies for a quick breakfast or my boys will have them for dinner some nights.

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