Meal Replacement Smoothies
If you’re drinking a smoothie as a meal replacement, it’s important to make sure that it has enough protein, fat, and carbohydrates to sustain you until your next meal. These recipes do the trick!
By combining healthy ingredients, these nutritious drinks are satisfying enough to replace your breakfast or lunch. It’s important to make sure you’re getting enough calories throughout the day so be sure to round out your other meals to fuel your body.
The Basics of a Meal Replacement Smoothie
There are three macronutrients to consider when replacing a meal with a smoothie: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. While low-carb diets can be trendy, your body needs carbohydrates for fuel. Healthy fats can help keep you full and satiated and protein is essential for your muscles. A balance of these three nutrients is what you need in order to replace your meal with a smoothie!
How to Avoid a Sugar Crash
Fruit based smoothies can be high in sugar and if they’re not properly balanced with protein and fat, you may be setting yourself up for a sugar crash. Having the right balance of ingredients will help you avoid a slump after your smoothie.
How to Blend the Perfect Smoothie
If you have a high-quality blender, achieving a perfectly blended smoothie probably isn’t too tricky. But if you’re working with an older or budget-friendly model, you may need to use a few tricks.
If you’re freezing fruit for smoothies, chop it into small pieces and freeze it on a baking sheet in a single layer. Then transfer the frozen pieces to a freezer bag. This helps prevent the fruit from sticking together and the smaller pieces will be easier to blend.
If you’re adding protein powder or greens, such as spinach or kale, blend the powder and/or greens with the liquid before adding the frozen ingredients. This will give you the smoothest texture.
If you’re having trouble getting a smooth blend, check out this post on how to get the best results from your blender.
Meal Replacement Smoothies
These meal replacement smoothie recipes are filled with protein, fat, and carbohydrates to keep you satisfied until your next meal.
Low Sugar Avocado Blueberry Smoothie
This low sugar avocado blueberry smoothie contains plenty of vegetables for fiber, plus berries for just the right amount of sweetness!
Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
This strawberry smoothie bowl is loaded with salty peanut butter, sweet berries, and riced cauliflower, which makes this smoothie extra thick and creamy. You’d never guess there is a vegetable in the base of this tasty smoothie bowl!
Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
This banana oatmeal smoothie makes a nutritious breakfast that will keep you full for longer. It’s thick, rich, smoothie and delicious! A wonderful way to start your day with lots of fiber and plant based protein.
Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is a creamy, rich smoothie packed with protein and calcium. This is the perfect, simple smoothie to start your day or have a delicious afternoon snack.
Healthy Protein Coffee Smoothie
This healthy coffee smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Enough coffee to give you a boost, but full of wholesome ingredients!
Berry Smoothie Bowl
Start your morning off right with a refreshing and delicious Berry Smoothie Bowl! It takes minutes to make and only requires 4 wholesome ingredients.
Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
This peanut butter smoothie bowl is loaded with plant-based protein! It’s the perfect breakfast or lunch for a busy day!
Sweet Potato Smoothie
Thick and creamy Sweet Potato Smoothie made with 2 1/2 cups of veggies and loaded with vitamin A & C, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats! This recipe tastes like sweet potato pie and it's a delicious way to get in more veggies!
Avocado, Spinach and Grapefruit Green Smoothie Rocket
This Green Smoothie Rocket gets its vibrant color from avocado, celery, spinach, grapefruit and banana, just to name a few of the ingredients. But there’s so much more to this green smoothie than just its color, and I invite to discover it
Kale Pineapple Smoothie
Kale Pineapple Smoothie is great to start your day! It’s delicious, super green and packed with vitamins and antioxidants.
Keto Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie
This rich and creamy delicious Blueberry Cheesecake Shake is low carb and sugar free. You can enjoy this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Chocolate Cherry Superfood Smoothie
This decadent chocolate cherry smoothie tastes so much like a cordial cherry that you’ll never guess it’s hiding brain foods like spinach and avocado! With a balance of protein, healthy fat and fiber, this superfood smoothie will be your new favorite treat.
Tropical Spirulina Smoothie Bowl
A nutritious and colorful smoothie bowl recipe made with Spirulina powder, Greek yogurt, whey protein, frozen fruit, and fresh pineapple juice. This tasty smoothie bowl is an epic breakfast to start your day!
Mango Citrus Smoothie Bowl
This tropical smoothie bowl is deliciously creamy and completely plant-based. Made with frozen mango, dairy-free yogurt, and sweet citrus, this is a tasty, satisfying meal!
Green Keto Smoothie Recipe with Avocado and Mint
Green Keto Smoothie is packed with healthy avocado and refreshing mint. It’s a good way to fuel up your day especially when you’re on the go.
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie
This vegan pumpkin spice protein smoothie is nutritious and filling, and perfect for breakfast! With almond milk, organic plant-based protein, oats, and spices, it's a sweet and comforting way to start your day!
What a great collection! So hard to choose one. They all are so inviting, healthy and delicious
these are such great ideas!! I’m especially excited about the chocolate cherry one!! 🙂
I confess that although my breakfast often consists of a smoothie, I haven’t given much thought to make them nutritionally balanced. Going to put more thought into my smoothie ingredients going forward and try some of these delicious smoothie ideas!