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!

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

  1. Megan 2.21.2015 at 7:14 pm #

    So, I’ve asked this a couple different times (and ways) and I’ve read your responses, but am still a little confused:

    Do you recommend drinking your whole 32-40 ounce smoothie in one day, every day? I realize we don’t have to, and there’s no hard and fast rules, but with each recipe making 2 recipes, I prefer to make my life easy and drink the full 40 oz. as breakfast and lunch.

    I know you have said Jadah drinks 16 oz. for breakfast, as a meal replacement, but does she drink the rest later, as a snack, regularly Or does she save the remainder for another day? When you, Jen, drink yours as a lunch or snack, do you drink the rest later, or save it for the next day? I’m planning to drink my whole recipe (32-40 oz.) as 2 meal replacements (adding protein powder and a small snack if needed) each day…thanks in advance for your reply :)

  2. melisa 11.13.2014 at 12:23 pm #

    I am doing the 10 day green smoothie detox will it work as well if I continue to drnk coffee?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 11.13.2014 at 6:18 pm #

      Hey Melisa.

      Thanks for the comment We don’t have a 10 Day Green Smoothie Detox. Are you looking for our 21-Day Fresh Start Cleanse?

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/cleanse

  3. Donna Jones 9.27.2014 at 3:43 pm #

    Im not sure I understand this I made my first smoothie today and got like 40 oz am I supposed to drink all of this in one day or just a glass sooo confused please help thanks in advance

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.27.2014 at 7:03 pm #

      Hey Donna.

      Thanks for the comment. 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.

  4. T 9.27.2014 at 2:01 pm #

    HI girls, I’m looking into doing the 30 days thing but I have a problem with measuring my greens. How do I know if its a cup or not . Do I pack it all down not sure.
    Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.27.2014 at 7:05 pm #

      Hey T.

      Yes, pack your measuring cup full of leafy greens. The more the merrier. :)

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