I have been liking the new McDonald’s banana and strawberry smoothie. It was yummy but I don’t know how much sugar it has. A customer was asking a staff at McDonald if they put any sugar in it. The staff said no. But you can’t really trust them. Starbucks also have banana and strawberry smoothie. I haven’t tried theirs but I did look at the ingredients. They were basically banana and strawberries plus some protein powder. Of course, they charge you a lot for that. I thought I could try that at home. It should be a no brainer, right? I put a very ripe banana, 5 or 6 strawberries, fat free milk all in a blender. Touch the button for a few seconds. Da da… a wonderful shake was done. It filled me up for like 3 hours or so. Not bad especially when this shake can be made in 5 minutes. It was great as a quick snack on a busy day. I made this shake a few times now as a lunch substitute when I was super busy. I added some protein powder in it, and it would fill me up longer for 4 hours or so. For a busy day, I would have the shake as a light lunch around 12:30pm or 1pm, and make an early dinner around 5:30pm or 6pm, regular food of course.
Ingredients (serve 1):
- Banana, 1
- Strawberries, 5 or 6
- Milk, 1 cup (I used fat free, you can use skimmed 1% or 2% if you prefer)
- Ice cubes, 4
- Whey protein powder, 1 scoop (Optional if you are making it as a meal substitute. You can get protein powder from any nutrient supplement stores. Each bottle of protein powder comes along with a scoop)
- Use a big blender. Peel and break banana into 3 or 4 pieces, and put them in the blender.
- Rinse the strawberries, and cut each in halves. Add them to the blender.
- Add milk, protein powder and ice cubes all in the blender.
- Use the “ice crush” setting, and blend the whole thing for half a minute or so. That’s it. Serve cold. Enjoy.