4 ingredients are all you need to make a copycat version of the strawberry banana smoothie from McDonald’s. Perfect for a quick breakfast!Jump to Recipe
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
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.
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.
Originally Published On: November 3, 2020
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 1/2 banana
- 2/3 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- Add all ingredients to a single-serve blender (such as the Magic Bullet)
- Blend until smooth, about 1 minute