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McDonald’s Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This creamy and delicious McDonald’s strawberry banana smoothie recipe is a refreshing and filling breakfast or snack. The smoothie gets a protein boost from yogurt and has the perfect sweetness from honey. Ready to enjoy in 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients!

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Easy copycat McDonald’s strawberry banana smoothie

Smoothies may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about McDonald’s.

But aside from their delicious sweet tea and milkshake, they offer some delicious smoothies!

I like their strawberry banana smoothie so much, that I was determined to come up with an easy copycat recipe that tastes just as good as the original.

If you’re into fruity drinks, this smoothie is for you! It’s thick and creamy, and tastes so indulgent (but is actually pretty healthy).

Whether you enjoy it as a quick breakfast, post-workout fuel, or an afternoon snack on a hot day, it’s a yummy addition to your routine.

And best of all, the recipe takes just 5 simple ingredients and 5 minutes to blend up. Now, if only I could decide whether I love this or the McDonald’s mango smoothie more… 😆

Want more healthy smoothies? Check out our Bahama mama smoothie, peanut paradise smoothie, and pineapple surf smoothie. Cheers!

McDonald's strawberry banana smoothie ingredients.
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Ingredients

You need just 5 ingredients to make this delicious McDonald’s strawberry banana smoothie recipe. See the recipe card below for exact quantities.

  • Frozen strawberries give the smoothie a beautiful pink color and a lovely fruity flavor. Plus, they are packed full of vitamin C and fiber.
  • Frozen bananas provide natural sweetness and create a nice, thick consistency.
  • Low-fat yogurt makes the recipe super creamy and filling. Feel free to use vanilla or strawberry yogurt.
  • Grape juice: The McDonald’s version has grape juice concentrate in it. Adding a splash of grapefruit juice is the best way to re-create that subtle fruit aroma.
  • Honey is the optional sweetener. You can also substitute maple syrup or agave nectar.
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How to make McDonald’s strawberry banana smoothie

In just a few simple steps, you’ll have this refreshing drink in your hands. Here’s a quick look at how to make it!

step 1 add ingredients to blender.

1: Combine liquids

  • First, pour the grape juice, yogurt, and honey into a high-speed blender or food processor.
  • Give it a quick blitz to combine.
step 2 blend smoothie.

2: Add frozen fruits

  • Put the frozen strawberries and frozen banana slices into the blender. Pulse a couple of times on high speed until the texture is smooth.
  • Depending on your blender, you may have to pulse several times to get a smooth texture and ensure all frozen fruits are well incorporated.
step 3 pour smoothie into glass.

3: Serve

  • Divide the smoothie between two drinking glasses.
  • Garnish the top with fresh strawberries, banana coins, and a sprinkle of chop nuts or granola if desired.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Tips

  • You need a high-powered blender (like a Cuisinart or Vitamix) or a high-speed food processor for this McDonald’s banana smoothie recipe. If you have a regular blender, let the frozen fruit defrost for 10 minutes before blending to get a smooth texture.
  • Layer the ingredients: Frist add the liquids (yogurt, grape juice, honey) to the bottom of the blender, then add the frozen fruit. Starting with the liquids makes it easier to blend the smoothie.
  • Scrape down the sides of the blender in between pulses to ensure all ingredients incorporate.
  • Skip the ice: Frozen fruit keeps the drink tasting rich and flavorful. Whereas ice will water down the taste.
  • Only have fresh fruit? Then you may add a little ice for a smoothie-like consistency. I recommend adding slightly more fruit to compensate for flavor (as the ice will water it down a little).
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Variations

You can customize McDonald’s strawberry banana smoothie recipes with all kinds of additional ingredients and mix-ins. Here are some ideas to try:

  • Different fruit: Experiment with different frozen fruit. Pineapple, mango, raspberries, blueberries, or dark cherries would be tasty options.
  • Liquid: Instead of grape juice, substitute orange juice or pineapple juice. Or make it even creamier with almond milk, coconut water, or soy milk.
  • Protein powder: Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder for an extra boost. Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or banana protein powder will add even more flavor. You can even use collagen powder if you aren’t vegan or vegetarian.
  • Leafy greens: A 1/4 cup of baby spinach is a great way to sneak some veggies into the smoothie. And no, you won’t be able to taste it at all.
  • Vegan smoothie: For a vegan smoothie, swap in a plant-based yogurt and use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey.
  • Other mix-ins: Feel free to load up the smoothie with delicious mix-ins and toppings. Try chia seeds, shredded coconut, ground flaxseeds, or a dollop of peanut butter. I love this smoothie with a sprinkle of chocolate granola.
top shot of three glasses of McDonald's banana smoothie.
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Storage instructions

Can I make McDonald’s smoothie ahead of time?

The smoothie tastes best fresh when it’s still cold and creamy. The texture will become thinner after a while. However, you can measure the ingredients ahead of time and then blend it up when you’re ready to make it.

To meal prep, portion the smoothie ingredients (minus the grape juice, yogurt, and honey) into a freezer bag or freezer-friendly containers and freeze.

When it’s time to drink, pop the content of the freezer bag into the blender, add the liquids, and whizz away. Easy!

How long does strawberry banana smoothie last?

You can store leftovers in a mason jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Just give the smoothie a good stir or re-blend before you drink it.

close-up shot of McDonald's strawberry banana smoothie.
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FAQ

Does McDonald’s have smoothies?

Yes, McDonald’s offers smoothies. Strawberry banana smoothie and a mango pineapple smoothie are currently on the menu. They also offered a strawberry mango orange smoothie and blueberry pomegranate smoothie.

What is McDonald’s strawberry smoothie?

McDonald’s strawberry banana smoothie is a simple but super delicious drink made of strawberries, bananas, and low-fat yogurt.

What are the McDonald’s strawberry banana smoothie ingredients?

McDonald’s makes the smoothie by blending a fruit base and low-fat yogurt with ice.
The fruit base consists of different fruit juices and purees, including strawberry puree, banana puree, grape juice concentrate, pineapple juice concentrate, pear juice concentrate, and sugar.

What does McDonald’s smoothie taste like?

The smoothie has a refreshing, fruity flavor. Strawberry, banana, and yogurt are the most prominent flavors.

What are the calories in McDonald’s strawberry banana smoothie?

A McCafé strawberry banana smoothie contains 330 calories. My copycat recipe comes in a little lower at 286 calories per serving.

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More smoothie recipes

Smoothies are such a delicious breakfast and snack! They come in a myriad of flavors, and here are some other excellent smoothie recipes for you to try next.

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McDonald's strawberry banana smoothie recipe.

McDonald's Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This creamy and delicious McDonald's strawberry banana smoothie recipe is a refreshing and filling breakfast or snack. The smoothie gets a protein boost from yogurt and has the perfect sweetness from honey. Ready to enjoy in 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups / 225 g / 8 oz frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups / 225 g / 8 oz frozen banana slices
  • 3/4 cup / 180 g / 6.3 oz low-fat yogurt
  • 1/3 cup / 80 ml / 2.6 fl oz unsweetened grape juice
  • 2 tbsp clear honey

Instructions

  1. Combine liquids. First, pour the grape juice, yogurt, and honey into a high-speed blender or food processor. Give it a quick blitz to combine.
  2. Add frozen fruits. Put the frozen strawberries and frozen banana slices into the blender. Pulse a couple of times on high speed until the texture is smooth.
    Tip: Depending on your blender, you may have to pulse several times to get a smooth texture and ensure all frozen fruits are well incorporated.
  3. Adjust texture. If the texture is too thick, add a little more juice. To thicken the smoothie, add more frozen fruit.
  4. Serve. Divide the smoothie between two drinking glasses. Garnish the top with fresh strawberries, banana coins, and a sprinkle of chop nuts or granola if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Tips

  • You need a high-powered blender or a high-speed food processor for this McDonald's banana smoothie recipe. If you have a regular blender, let the frozen fruit defrost for 10 minutes before blending to get a smooth texture.
  • Layer the ingredients: Frist add the liquids (yogurt, grape juice, honey) to the bottom of the blender, then add the frozen fruit. Starting with the liquids makes it easier to blend the smoothie.
  • Scrape down the sides of the blender in between pulses to ensure all ingredients incorporate.
  • Skip the ice: Frozen fruit keeps the drink tasting rich and flavorful. Whereas ice will water down the taste.
  • Only have fresh fruit? Then you may add a little ice for a smoothie-like consistency. I recommend adding slightly more fruit to compensate for flavor (as the ice will water it down a little).
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 5gSugar: 50gProtein: 5g

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