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)

 

One banana and a few strawberries
Add banana, strawberries, milk + protein powder. Blend everything.
Banana and Strawberry Smoothie. super yummy!

Steps:

  1. Use a big blender.  Peel and break banana into 3 or 4 pieces, and put them in the blender.
  2. Rinse the strawberries, and cut each in halves.  Add them to the blender.
  3. Add milk, protein powder and ice cubes all in the blender.
  4. Use the “ice crush” setting, and blend the whole thing for half a minute or so.  That’s it.  Serve cold.  Enjoy.

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