Would it be too much if I made a green smoothie with a small salad? Normally I’ve started the meal replacement smoothie at breakfast
It’s definitely not too much! Green smoothies are the perfect accompaniment to a healthy side or meal. Just a tip: adding plant-based protein options like almond butter + apples or a handful of nuts (or top your salad with sunflower + pumpkin seeds) will help keep you full longer while paired with your green smoothie.
As a Type 2 diabetic, this seems like an awful lot of fruit to me. What could I use instead?
Too much fruit? Turn our Simple Green Smoothie Formula on its head! Instead of 60% fruits to 40% leafy greens…change it up and blend 40% fruits with 60% leafy greens! Or swap out any of the fruits in our Kiwi Berry Punch recipe for a low-sugar fruit option, find them here…
We also suggest reaching out to your physician to ensure the naturally occurring sugars in our favorite fruits is in line with your diet.
I’m just starting out, and have just tried the beginners luck smoothie. Do you have any more meal replacement recipes or do you just recommend adding a healthy fat to ANY of your recipes in order for them to be meal replacements? Also, I halved my beginners luck so I could take a cup to work, is that half a serving? :s stupid question I know!
Yay! Thanks for blendin’ with us! Want to know something great? Any recipe can become the perfect meal replacement by adding healthy fats + protein! Check out our favorite meal replacement booster options here (it’s our idea of fast food)…
Not a stupid question at all! All of our recipes make two (16 oz) servings, or 32 oz. Cutting any recipe in half with result in a perfect smoothie for one!
I don’t understand how to use coconut oil in the smoothie. I use coconut oil for many things, but I’m not a pro at cooking with it or using it in food. Since the smoothie is cold, how do you keep it from turning into a solid and making chunks? Thanks!
Great question. We suggest melting coconut oil prior to blendin’ (not hot, just melted) and once your smoothie is completely blended, turn your blender to it’s slowest speed and slowly pour in the melted coconut oil. It’s a great way to prevent any solid pieces of coconut oil from forming in your smoothie. Please let us know how this tip works for you!
Is there a possible substitute for Avocado? (not a fan of them)
Not a fan of avocado, no worries, we’ve got you covered! Replace avocado in this recipe with another healthy fat you enjoy more. Coconut oil + flaxseed oil are both great options for this recipe!