Turn Your Green Smoothie Into a Meal!

Looking for green smoothie meal replacement advice? You’ve found it! Check out these tips and our formula for turning your smoothie into the perfect, healthy meal.

Green Smoothie Meal Replacement Smoothie Booster Combos
Ready to chug that green smoothie for breakfast (or lunch or dinner)?!

Before you start replacing any of your meals with green smoothies, we’ve got a few rawkstar tips and suggestions to keep you from feeling “hangry” in between meals (hungry + angry = hangry). Don’t worry, we’ve all been there!

How to turn a green smoothie into a meal

The key to replacing meals with green smoothies is including healthy fats and proteins. Healthy fats and proteins are the way to go if you want to power up with a green smoothie meal replacement. This combo will keep you feeling full and give you the energy you need to cruise right through ’til your next snack or meal. Below are our favorite options for green smoothie meal replacement boosters:

Step 1 // Pick a Plant-Based Protein


Plant-based proteins keep your body full and give you tons of energy. They also help repair your muscles, which is perfect for that post-workout buzz. Oh, kale to the yeah!

  • Hemp hearts
  • Chia seeds
  • Plant-based protein powder
  • Rolled oats
  • Tofu

 

Step 2 // Pick a Healthy Fat


Healthy fats protect your heart, keep your energy levels up, boost metabolism, and lower bad cholesterol levels. So please don’t skip the fats. They’re actually really, really good for you! And these ingredients below make your green smoothies extra creamy.

  • Avocado
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond butter
  • Chia seeds (yep, here they are again! These babies are loaded with healthy fats and protein, making them a great everyday booster)

 

Part 3 // Put ’em together and this is what you get…


Healthy Fat + Plant-based Protein = Meal Replacement Boosters

Green smoothies are the perfect fast food and adding these boosters will save you tons of time in the kitchen and keep you away from any drive-thru food that will wreck havoc on your body. We want you to be healthy and strong!

Use one of these meal replacement booster combos in your next green smoothie. The boosts are measured for our delicious Simple Green Smoothies recipes, which serve 2.

  • 4 tablespoons hemp hearts + ½ avocado
  • 4 tablespoons plant-based protein powder + 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter + ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds + 4oz silken tofu
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds + 2 tablespoons coconut oil

You can find all of these ingredients at your local store, or even order a few online. Amazon is a perfect place to stock up on hemp hearts, plant-based protein powders, coconut oil, and chia seeds.

Note: We’re proud affiliates of Amazon, so if you decide to purchase through any of our links, we get a small commission. We only spread the word about products we’ve used and truly believe in. So just know, these ingredients get our Rawkstar Seal of Approval.
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Need a meal replacement green smoothie recipe to get you started?

We gotcha covered! Here’s a healthy filling green smoothie to keep that “hangry” feeling at bay when drinking green smoothies as a meal replacement. You got this rawkstar!

 

214 Responses to “Turn Your Green Smoothie Into a Meal!”

  1. Heather 3.2.2017 at 9:38 pm #

    What about Greek yogurt? Would that work for fat and protein?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.6.2017 at 5:28 am #

      Hi Heather,

      Greek yogurt is a great option! You won’t find dairy in our recipes, as we try it avoid it for our family. If you didn’t know, dairy is the #1 undiagnosed food allergy and is pretty tough on your digestion. For that reason, we reach of plant-based proteins + healthy fats.

      Love dairy and how it makes your body feel. Go for it!! 🙂

  2. Dana 2.17.2017 at 8:45 am #

    I know you mentioned that chia seeds are both a healthy fat and a plant-based protein. I started eating chia seeds a couple years ago & try to include them in anything I can (ESP my smoothies!)…
    My question is- do chia seeds have enough of BOTH protein and healthy fats to turn my smoothie into a meal replacement without having to add something else? All of your combinations with chia seeds included something else, so I wasn’t sure if I necessarily have to add more fat (or protein) when I use them, or if it’s enough not to.
    Thanks in advance!!

    • SGS Rawkstar 2.20.2017 at 3:52 am #

      Hi Dana,

      You definitely can. We like combining two different ingredients because it ups the amount of nutrients you’re receiving. But you can definitely use chia seeds to boost your green smoothie with enough protein + healthy fats.

      Hope this helps!

  3. Heather G. 1.9.2017 at 9:46 am #

    Just a question. I have found that alot of smoothies taste great without adding greens to them. sometimes I want just a simple strawberry banana smoothie with 1/4 avocado and protein powder and chia seeds. I have 1.5 cups of fruit in my smoothies everyday regardless if there is leafy greens in them or not. I would like to swap out the greens now and then a couple days a week to have a delicious fruity smoothie and I use water or almond milk. It would be a meal replacement also. I find that adding greens, sometimes it doesn’t taste good and I dont know what I am doing wrong. I have a vitamix and I find adding spinach, it tastes better but you can’t have spinach in every one everyday. I swap out and use kale only in chocolate smoothies with cacao powder and use beets with it too but only in that smoothie with a banana. and You can’t taste it but fruit smoothies, it is hard to hide the veggies. I have been having smoothies every morning since July and can’t seem to get it right. Any advice would be great about both questions. about just fruit and about hiding veggies.

    Thank You,
    Heather

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.12.2017 at 6:37 am #

      Hi Heather,

      Adding greens to your green smoothie is all about following the right ratio of greens to fruit! It ensures your green smoothies are super tasty, without any overpowering green flavor. We follow our Simple Green Smoothie’s formula, it’s 2 cups leafy greens, 2 cups liquid base, and 3 cups fruits.

      Learn more about our Simple Green Smoothie Formula here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-101

  4. Marly Melsh 11.19.2016 at 9:13 pm #

    Hello

    If your using the whey protein powder do you still need a fat? I thought protein powder had both protein and fat in it

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.21.2016 at 6:32 pm #

      Hi Marly,

      Take a quick peek at the nutritional information on the label. If you see a good source of healthy fats, then you should be ok to skip adding it.

      Personally we avoid whey protein, as dairy can be pretty tough on your digestive system. For that reason we reach for plant-based proteins like hemp protein and add a healthy fat like coconut oil or almond butter.

      Hope that helps answer your question!

  5. Kim 11.18.2016 at 11:30 am #

    For meal replacement, is it okay to combine protein powder with almond butter? Both were on your lists, but not together

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.21.2016 at 6:30 pm #

      Hi Kim,

      Of course! These are a few of our favorite combinations, but feel free to get creative and create your own!

  6. Jenn 11.10.2016 at 6:11 am #

    Hi- is coconut milk a healthy alternative for healthy fats to add to my smoothies?

    Thanks!
    Jenn

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.14.2016 at 7:12 pm #

      Hi Jenn,

      Though coconut milk is high in protein, fiber, and other micronutrients, it is also high in calories and fat. For this reason we recommend using coconut milk as a liquid-base only for special indulgences–maybe for date night desserts. This milk does help to protect your heart, but it will cost you in other areas if used on a regular basis.

  7. Gina Gardner 10.19.2016 at 2:04 pm #

    Any suggestions for a diabetic, wanting to replace a meal with a smoothie.

  8. Starry 10.1.2016 at 6:37 pm #

    Hi & Happy October! I’ve been following you ladies & having healthy smoothies for breakfast for a solid year, but have now run into problems called allergies. Rice (my favorite staple!), banana, coconut, pineapple, strawberries — everything I put into my smoothies that I can no longer use! (Thank goodness avocado, spinach & hemp hearts are not among them!!) So I’m smh about what to use now. Not big on soy products, but am open to any suggestions. Appreciate the help!

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.3.2016 at 6:49 am #

      Hi Starry,

      Oh no! We’re so sorry to hear you’re facing new allergies. Check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide. It may be a great place to start when looking to swap out ingredients…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/substitution-guide

      Also, looking for a good option for Rice Milk? A few of our favorites are Hemp Milk, Almond Milk, and Coconut Milk.

  9. Leslie 9.29.2016 at 4:02 pm #

    I am a sugar and carb addict who is not able to eat 97% of vegetables! I juice on occasion but have gained 20 lbs in the last few months and need to figure out a healthy plan! (I plug my nose in order to drink anything really green) Embarrassing! I can add spinach to a smoothie as there is no real taste to that.

    Anyways, I want to live to enjoy my grandchildren longer…but I’ve messed my taste buds up big time! How do I start off simply and then incorporate more varieties as the days go by. Really want to do your 30 day challenge, but I don’t usually last that long with ANYTHING green…

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.29.2016 at 7:25 pm #

      Hi Leslie,

      Looking for a great place to start? Look no further than our Beginner’s Luck recipe, it’s what got us hooked on green smoothies!

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/beginners-luck-green-smoothie

      Also, have you tried prepping your green smoothies? It’s our #1 tip for success! Learn more here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/make-ahead-smoothie-prep

      Please continue to reach out with any questions. We’re so excited to be a part of your health + wellness journey!

    • Holly 10.1.2016 at 9:27 am #

      Your tastebuds will adapt and change too, give it time. I think I read your current taste preferences are an accumulation of what you have eaten over the past couple weeks. It was true for me! I made some raw, good for you, cookies and hated them but froze them for the kids (heehe) About a month later (after switching our diet) we found them and loved them. So hang in there!

      Also a trick we have learned with smoothies to “cover” the greens taste (which never worked) is to focus on bringing out the fruit flavor. So if its cherries for example, what would go well with cherries? Maybe some cinnamon or nutmeg, or oats (I was thinking cherry cobbler) We make ours about 2/3 greens and 1/3 fruit. We have also started with the reverse ratio and gradually increased the greens as our tastebuds have changed.

      Good luck!

  10. Ge-Ge 9.13.2016 at 5:21 pm #

    I use Oriya plant based protein powder for my smoothies. It’s green too!

    http://oriyaorganics.com/superfood-protein-medley/

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.13.2016 at 7:26 pm #

      Rawesome! Thanks for sharing, Ge-Ge! We love learning about new products and what our community is blending with!

      Cheers 🙂

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