McDonalds Strawberry Banana Smoothie. How To Make A Strawberry & Banana Frappe Like McDonalds or as many call it a banana and strawberry smoothie. Loaded with lots of bananas and strawberries and perfect for a refreshing healthy drink thanks to the blender.
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Homemade McDonalds Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Welcome to my just like McDonalds strawberry banana smoothie. Updated for the summer and one of my favourite quick smoothie drinks, it has new photos and we have added extra info for you.
I love a smoothie and I must admit it was one of the first things I thought of making when I got my first ever blender.
The thought that you could just blend up some fruit and then you had a smoothie for a lot less of the calories and a much healthier version too, then the ones you have known to love at McDonalds.
At McDonalds I will often have the strawberry and banana frappe. It is delicious and with living in Portugal and no thick banana milkshakes being available at McDonalds it has always been the next best thing.
But when you read more about what goes into the McDonalds Frappe recipe you realise that it is not that healthy and that you can re-create something at home for you and the kids that is much healthier and tastes absolutely amazing.
You could also alter it for parties and add some vodka for a delicious cocktail.
For me though it is what summer is all about. Something that is cool and refreshing that helps you deal with the extreme heat that July & August is all about.
Quite often we will use whatever fruit we have left in and put it in for a refreshing drink, but as I love McDonalds today is about a copycat recipe of the McDonalds Strawberry Banana Smoothie.
McDonalds Strawberry Banana Smoothie Vs Frappe
As I have mentioned both frappes and smoothies above, I am sure you want to know what a frappe is in comparison to a smoothie.
Well first let me say, that when you mention smoothie to someone, they will often be thinking about something that is super healthy and perfect for weight loss.
Whilst, mention the word “frappe” and people are thinking if I drink this I am going to gain a stone in weight and its something that you would be see on the menu of Starbucks or McDonalds.
Frappes though in my opinion, are the in between ground. Not as high in calories as a milkshake, but not as healthy as a smoothie.
My McDonalds Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe that I am sharing with you today is more smoothie than frappe.
It is a healthy refreshing banana and strawberry smoothie that you will not feel guilty drinking but has the X Factor of a frappe.
What’s In McDonalds Strawberry Banana Smoothie?
As you would expect there are a lot of unhealthy ingredients in the McDonalds strawberry banana smoothie.
Lots of foods you have not heard of and loaded with unnatural things.
Compare this to making your own when you control every ingredient you can see why having a blender and doing it yourself is so appealing.
Main ingredients in a McDonalds Strawberry Banana Smoothie include:
- Strawberry Puree
- Banana Puree
- Grape Juice Concentrate
- Pineapple Juice Concentrate
- Natural Flavours
Copycat McDonalds Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients
In our copycat McDonalds strawberry banana smoothie that we are showing you how to make in the blender the ingredients are as follows:
Easy to source everyday ingredients and you can swap caster sugar for honey or maple syrup.
You can also make it Paleo by also swapping the milk for coconut milk.
How To Make McDonalds Strawberry Banana Smoothie?
Making a homemade strawberry banana smoothie like McDonalds is EASY and you just throw in a few simple ingredients.
- Peel and slice the bananas
- Load all ingredients into the blender
- Blend until you have a refreshing strawberry and banana smoothie
- Serve and enjoy
How To Make A Frappe Like McDonalds?
If you are looking more for a frappe, rather than a smoothie I recommend the following recipe adjustments.
- A scoop of ice cream or cream instead of milk
- Swapping frozen strawberries for fresh strawberries
- Increasing the bananas by one more banana
McDonalds Strawberry Banana Smoothie In The Blender
- Peel and chop and load the bananas into the blender.
- Load everything else into the blender too and blend until you have a refreshing strawberry bananas smoothie.
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