McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie Review

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I’m In Love With a Mango Pineapple Smoothie

I just finished drinking my first McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie, and it won’t be my last.

I sucked this down so fast that I had a massive ice cream headache.  The flavor of mango in this smoothie is heady, with just a slight aftertaste of pineapple.

It was creamy.  Real creamy!  And did I mention that flavor?

A friend of mine said she wouldn’t try it because it’s made of a mix instead of fresh fruit.  She has no idea what she’s missing.  Mix or not, this is the best I’ve had in quite a while.

As I’m following the Tweets flying by on Twitter, I’m seeing comments that many McDonald’s are running out already.  I’m not surprised!

I’ve also seen many Tweets that said “Just had my third (fourth or fifth) Mango Pineapple Smoothie of the day at McD’s.”

It sounds like McDonald’s has a winner here.

 

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How Do I Make A Healthy Fruit Smoothie With No Bananas?

healthy fruit smoothie

Just want to know how to make a good fruit smoothie. One request, NO BANANA, it makes me sick!

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How do you make a real good weight loss fruit smoothie?

weight loss fruit smoothie

Ok, i’m trying to loose like 5 or 6 lbs, and all i know is how to make shakes, well does anyone out there know how to make a good fruit smoothie?

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What Jet Fruit Smoothie flavor do you like best?

What’s your favorite fruit smoothie? I’m planning on selling them in a fair and i need to know what flavor’s the most popular.
**UPDATE: i’m not just talking about any fruit smoothie, i’m asking for your favorite Jet Smoothie.

Jet Fruit Smoothie Concentrate

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Is there a good way to make a really good natural fruit smoothie?

All natural in other words. Nothing but fruit in this smoothie. I mean if that’s possible. I need healthy ideas here.

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Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie?

frozen mixed fruit smoothieCan I Make a Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie?

I only have frozen mixed fruit, but are there other ingredients to use to make a frozen mixed fruit smoothie?

Secrets to A Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie

Making a smoothie from frozen fruit makes a lot of sense.  In fact, one of the best secrets for making a thick fruit smoothie is to start with frozen fruit.

But if you try to just put a bunch of frozen fruit into a blender in hopes of making a smoothie, you’ll be a bit disappointed.  You’ll end up with a lot of noise, big chucks of frozen fruit, and not so much ‘smooth’.

The secret to making a good frozen mixed fruit smoothie is to add some liquid to the mix.  If you are starting with a lot of frozen fruit, you’ll most likely want to start with some milk.  You may also find it easier to blend if you thaw about a cup of the frozen fruit before you start.

Here’s a recipe I’d suggest:

Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen mixed fruit, thawed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 fresh banana, 1″ chunks
  • 1 cup frozen mixed fruit, frozen

Place the thawed fruit, milk, and banana chunks into the blender, then ‘pulse’ blend a few times until fruit and milk are well mixed.  Increase the speed to high, and feed the frozen fruit through the opening in the top of the blender, a few pieces at a time.  Blend until smooth.

Recommended Blenders for Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie

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Can I Make My Fruit Smoothie in My Food Processor?

food processorI want to make a smoothie with ice, frozen fruit, and yogurt, but I only have a food processor. Can I do that with a processor, since I don’t have a blender? Or will it not work?

Have You Made a Smoothie in a Food Processor?

Normally, fruit smoothies are made in a blender. I’ve never tried it any other way. If you have used a processor to make a fruit smoothie before, successful or not, I’d love your feedback!

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Classic Banana Smoothie Made With Honey

Classic Banana Smoothie Recipe

This Classic Banana Smoothie is made with only three ingredients. The smoothie tastes like its major ingredient would indicate – like banana. Yogurt adds some creaminess to the smoothie and the honey sweetens it naturally.

Without a doubt this is one of the easiest to make smoothies you’ll ever come across.

Three ingredients.

One blender.

Done.
 

Classic Banana Smoothie Made With Honey
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 1
 
A simple, three ingredient Classic Banana Smoothie with natural honey for sweetener.
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and broken in chunks
  • ½ cup low-fat yogurt, plain
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. Add the yogurt and honey to a blender
  2. Set blender to low speed
  3. Add bananas, slowly
  4. Increase speed to high and blend until smooth

 

Classic Banana Smoothie Ingredients

 
Classic Banana SmoothieBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 
Yogurt for a Smooth SmoothieYogurt is a fantastic thickener for smoothies. It can also add a special tartness to a smoothie.
In most cases, a plain lowfat yogurt will work well for making smoothies with. Yogurt also comes flavored, and can be used along with the primary fruit. For example, adding Blueberry Yogurt to a Blueberry Smoothie can be a flavor boost.
Look for yogurts that contain live cultures. They can add beneficial bacteria to your digestive system.
 
Honey for a Sweet SmoothieHoney is a natural sweetener that comes packed with amino acids, and B, C, D and E vitamins.
Honey is a unique food, in that you can keep it at room temperature without having it spoil.
Honey is dense with sugars, so be sure you don’t go overboard.

 
If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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Creamy Strawberry Mango Smoothie – Without Yogurt

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

If you don’t like yogurt, but want a tasty, Creamy Strawberry Mango Smoothie, this recipe will fit the bill.

We’ve substituted milk for the yogurt in this smoothie. We’re using the frozen strawberries instead of the yogurt, to thicken the smoothie.

If you want a little more creaminess, pour in a couple teaspoons of coffee creamer, sit back and sip.

Creamy Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
The sweet, juicy taste of mangoes in this Strawberry Mango Smoothie combine with the colorful sweetness of strawberries.
Ingredients
  • 5 strawberries, frozen
  • ⅓ cup diced mango
  • 1 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Pour milk in to a blender
  2. Add mango
  3. Cover and blend on medium speed
  4. Feed frozen strawberries through opening in cover
  5. Blend on high speed until smooth

 

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Ingredients

Strawberry Mango SmoothieStrawberries are sweet as well as healthy. Whether frozen or fresh, they make your smoothie tasty and colorful. Remove the green tops if you are using fresh strawberries in your smoothie.
Strawberries provide vitamin C, flavonoids, iron and potassium to your diet.
Strawberries also contain cancer-fighting properties, so smoothie up!

 

MangoMangoes are a tropical fruit. Like most tropical fruits, mangoes are sweet, juicy and full of flavor.
Packed with antioxidants, Mangoes also contain healthy amounts of vitamins A, C and E. These all help make a mango a good cancer-fighting fruit.
Mangoes are also a great source of fiber. At the same time, they are low in calories and carbohydrates.
If you can’t find fresh mangoes at your local supermarket, you can usually find them in the canned or freezer sections.

 

Milk for Mango Strawberry SmoothieMilk is a great source of casein and whey proteins. It also adds vitamin D, calcium, and riboflavin to your smoothie.
You can use whole milk, or substitute 2% or 1% milk to reduce the fat in your smoothie.
Other options for milk include goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk.

Prefer a Strawberry Mango Smoothie Without Yogurt or Milk?

If you are one of those unfortunate souls who can’t tolerate dairy products, here is a great alternative to the smoothie recipe above…

  1. Start with 1/2 cup Mango Nectar
  2. Add 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  3. Blend in 1/2 of a Banana (frozen, if desired)
  4. Blend in 1 cup of frozen Mango Chunks
  5. Add 2-3 frozen Strawberries
  6. Blend on high speed until smooth
  7. Garnish with fresh Strawberry slice

If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Apple Juice

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe with Apple Juice

This Strawberry Banana Smoothie is made with only three ingredients. The smoothie is sweetened naturally and colorfully with the taste of strawberry. Bananas thicken the smoothie and add a rich flavor. Apple juice adds a bit of tartness to the smoothie.

This is one of the easiest to make smoothies you’ll ever come across.

Three ingredients and a blender are all you need.

Delicious!
 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Apple Juice
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 1
 
A simple, three ingredient Strawberry Banana Smoothie with an Apple Juice kicker.
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, peeled, broken in chunks and frozen
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, sliced
Instructions
  1. Add the apple juice to a blender and cover
  2. Set blender to medium speed
  3. Add bananas and strawberries through the opening in the cover
  4. Increase speed to high and blend until smooth

 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe with Apple Juice – Ingredients

 
Strawberry Banana SmoothieBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 
Apple Juice SmoothieApple Juice has a myriad of health benefits. It is rich in anti oxidants which help in the prevention of various diseases. It also has a lot of Vitamin C which can boost the immune system.
Blending apple juice into smoothies is highly recommended for creating a thinner consistency. After blending, it is best to immediately consume the smoothie as letting it sit for awhile will change the texture. In case the smoothie comes out too thin because of the apple juice, just add some ice cubes.

 
Banana Strawberry SmoothieStrawberries are sweet as well as healthy. Whether frozen or fresh, they make your smoothie tasty and colorful. Remove the green tops if you are using fresh strawberries in your smoothie.
Strawberries provide vitamin C, flavonoids, iron and potassium to your diet.
Strawberries also contain cancer-fighting properties, so smoothie up!

 

 
If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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