What should I eat while drinking green smoothies?

Question: Am I supposed to just drink green smoothies the rest of my life?
Answer: No way!

Whether you are doing a 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge or not, the goal is never to only drink green smoothies—we want you to eat normal meals, too! Having one green smoothie a day without even changing your regular diet moves you in the right direction towards healthy eating. That’s what the green smoothie lifestyle is all about!

However, if you’re looking for a little more guidance when it comes to what else you should be eating while you’re gulping the greens, we suggest you eat real food that is free of processed sugars and ingredients.

A general rule for us: “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it.”

We love replacing one meal a day with a green smoothie or having it as a snack, but you can bump it up to two meal replacements if you’d like! When drinking a green smoothie as a meal replacement, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter) and healthy fats (avocado, coconut oil) to complete your meal. Or, you can snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie. This will keep you satisfied throughout the day.


What if I want to take healthy eating to the next level?

If you want to step up your healthy eating game, then we recommend checking out Fresh Start 21 Cleanse. This is a step-by-step, 21-day meal plan, with daily green smoothie recipes and whole food recipes created by our resident holistic nutritionist. The recipes are out-of-this-world delicious and so good for your body! We even have a free 1-Day cleanse download to get you started.

Here’s what a few rawkstars had to say after finishing the cleanse:

“I feel a lot healthier and am back on track with planning my meals which really helps me continue eating well. I am mentally happier and feel more as one in my body. I have also lost 8 pounds which is good especially since my goal was to eat well. Losing the weight was done in a healthy natural way and was just a happy side effect.” — Barbara

“I feel soooo good! I have way more energy, I’ve lost 7 pounds, I sleep through the night and wake up refreshed and clearheaded. I have an entirely new relationship with food.” — Raven

“I feel more energized and cleaner in the sense that I don’t feel bloated and heavy. I feel fresh from the inside out.” — Ariel

“I became more energetic without the needs of having any tea or coffee. I am more committed to a healthy and balanced diet.” — Shu Jin

You can find out all about Fresh Start 21 Cleanse here!

75 Responses to “What should I eat while drinking green smoothies?”

  1. Andi 9.10.2014 at 3:29 am #

    Hi,
    I read in several literature that consume food high in purin may cause gouty arthritis and I believe many of leafy green vegetables are high in purin. Has anyone reported frequent gout attack when continuesly consuming green smoothies? I am asking this because my father wanna participate in 30 days challenge but he has gout arthritis. Thank;s

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.10.2014 at 6:38 am #

      Hey Andi.

      Thanks for the comment. I would suggest contacting your dad’s healthcare provider to clarify if the 30-Day green smoothies would be okay for his gout arthritis. Wishing you both all the best. :)

  2. Mary 9.4.2014 at 9:02 pm #

    Is it ok to use the 100% Carrot Juice that can be found in supermarkets in my smoothes?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.5.2014 at 5:26 am #

      Hey Mary,

      Great questions. A lot of time 100% juice still includes harsh products to preserve the juice. We prefer juicing your own juice for your smoothies. :)

  3. YVONNE 8.28.2014 at 5:36 am #

    is it safe to use young fresh stinging nettles or dock leaves in a smoothie? I know we can use dandelion leaves.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.28.2014 at 10:19 am #

      Hey Yvonne!

      Thanks for the comment, I have not personally use stinging nettle or dock leaves in my smoothies before. Sorry I can’t be more help. :)

  4. Pamela 7.20.2014 at 7:08 pm #

    32 oz for a smoothie is okay, right? I’m drinking it for breakfast and lunch

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.28.2014 at 10:17 am #

      Hey Pamela!

      Our smoothie recipes make about 4-5 cups (32oz – 40oz). Jadah drinks at least 2 cups (16 oz) everyday in the morning as a breakfast meal replacement. Jen drinks hers for lunch or sometimes as a mid morning snack Since green smoothies are full of fiber, they keep us both full for a while. If either of us needs afternoon pick-me-ups, we have been known to make another green smoothie later in the day instead of drinking a caffeinated beverage.

  5. Jana 6.14.2014 at 12:41 pm #

    OK ladies I need more of a challenge! I just got a Vitamix 3600 and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! But I have been drinking green smoothies for over a year and a half. I need something more challenging!
    I eat protein until noon, then vegetarian till bed. No processed foods or sugars, no four products, no red meat (not for 40 years!).

    So throw something at me more challenging!!

  6. Ipe 5.25.2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Should I use the big curly leaves of kale or I can use the baby kale?
    Thanks, Ipe

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 5.27.2014 at 7:04 am #

      You can use either kind. Great question!

  7. SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.3.2014 at 11:17 am #

    Hi!
    Feel free to privately email us through this contact page :-)

    http://simplegreensmoothies.com/contact

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