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Meal Replacement Green Smoothie

2.13.2020


A meal replacement green smoothie is a great way to load up on nutrients to fuel you through the day or your next adventure. This is a simple, tasty recipe that will help you make the healthiest fast food out there!

We believe that any time is a great time for a green smoothie.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snack, post workout fuel, late night munchies, etc— you name it! Our bodies have some vicious cravings (and also need) vitamins and minerals all day long. Leafy greens and fresh fruit in a blended smoothie always makes for a great option.

Yet at certain times of day, our body needs different things to thrive.  Let’s take actual meals, like breakfast, lunch and dinner. These meals are super important— and can be easily swapped for a green smoothie. You just have to know the right way to do it, which we talk about below.

Are Green smoothies a meal replacement?

Yep, we drink meal replacement green smoothies all the time. Sometimes it’s because we’re in a hurry and just want to down something asap.  Other times it’s because we’re trying to slim down (usually after the winter smorgasbord). Swapping a meal with a green smoothie can benefit you in these ways:

  • you’ll be more energized thanks to all the fresh, raw ingredients
  • they’re super quick to make and drink
  • less bloating than usual when eating a meal
  • it’ll help with weight loss
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Is replacing a meal with a smoothie healthy?

The MOST important thing when blending green smoothies as a meal replacement is to include healthy fats AND proteins.

This combo will keep you feeling full and give you the energy you need to cruise right through ’til your next meal or snack. You can learn more about meal replacement boosters (with measurements) in this article, or try one out yourself with this delicious recipe below.

Do green smoothies help you lose weight?

If you swap out a meal (or two) each day with a green smoothie, there’s a good chance you’ll lose weight and also have more energy. This is due to the increase nutrition and decrease in overall calories. Green smoothies are made with nutrient dense foods that curb cravings and keep you full longer.

I have a 7-Day Plant-Based Reset that includes 2 green smoothies a day, plus snacks and meals to help you lose weight, yet more importantly understand how to nourish your body so they weight falls of without ever feeling hungry.

 

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Meal Replacement Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: vegan

Description

Healthy fats and proteins are the way to go if you want to power up with a meal replacement smoothie. This combo of almond butter and rolled oats is a must to keep you feeling full and fuel you ’til your next meal.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh kale
  • 2 cups almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 cups berries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter + ¼ cup rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Blend kale and almond milk until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

*Use a frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

Keywords: meal replacement smoothie, smoothie as a meal, green smoothie meal

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  1. Liz Collins says:

    Am I able to use your recipes with a nutribullet? Smoothie Novice, – Liz

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Liz! YES!! You can def use your Nutribullet to blend all of our delicious smoothie recipes. Many people in our community use and love Nutribullets. 😀

  2. SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

    Hi John, I’m so sorry about your cancer diagnosis. If you go to our blog here-> https://simplegreensmoothies.com/blog you will find all kinds of great smoothie recipes. And this will show you how to turn a green smoothie into a meal- https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement. If you have any other questions or concerns, you can reach us through our contact page. Good luck with your radiation, we’re cheering for you!

  3. Cammy Drummond says:

    I know that the oats and the almond butter is supposed to help keep you fool. Would it be terrible for me to add a little protein powder to this smoothie? I’m just not sure if the oats and almond butter will be enough to keep me full.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Cammy,

      If you have a protein powder that you enjoy then you can absolutely add that to your green smoothie. 🙂

  4. Judy says:

    I’ve started the 7 day challenge, which the first smoothie was so delicious. Was wondering if I could make the recipes as a replacement meal and add protein an a good fat to it? Also could I grind up chia seeds to put in smoothie. Will it make it very thick?

  5. Aimee Dewar says:

    I love this recipe. Could you please add it to the main menu of Daily Blends? I can get to it through going to the Meal Replacement article then clicking through but it would be wonderful for it to be right there. Thanks for all you do!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Aimee,

      Thank you for that suggest for Daily Blends! I will definitely see what we can do 🙂

      SO happy that you are enjoying this challenge. Cannot wait for week #2!!

  6. Randy Miller says:

    what is the nutritional breakdown of this recipe?

  7. Analyn says:

    can i make smoothie good for three days take..

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Analyn,

      Yes! You can make you smoothie and store them in an air tight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days!

  8. Quincey says:

    Hi, I’m planning on making this recipe for dinner later. Would you recommend drinking both servings for a meal replacement, or just one? I halved a recipe for lunch yesterday and was left feeling hungry, but I was surprised by how good it was!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Quincey,

      I am so happy that you enjoyed this recipe! I would suggest to drink as much as you need. You should never be left hungry so if you need to drink a little more or the whole serving then that is perfectly fine. Overtime you might get use to it and start feeling fuller longer and then you can drink less. Only do that if you are feeling full though.

      Enjoy! 🙂

      • Quincey says:

        Follow up question because I just made the smoothie! Can you substitute flax seeds for almond butter and keep the oats the same? I’ve never had almond butter before tonight, and the taste is incredibly strong in my smoothie.

  9. Joyce says:

    Great ideas! Thanks so much. I buy those huge bins of organic spinach at Costco, lightly steam and freeze in serving sizes. My grandson loves his green smoothie before school. Includes frozen spinach, full fat coconut milk, frozen blueberries, banana, collagen peptides and a glob of almond or peanut butter.

  10. AnneMarie says:

    Stupid question, rolled oats, raw? Thank you

    • Jen Hansard says:

      Never a stupid question. I toss them in raw, yet if you mind the chalk texture, you can also soak them in a little milk or water for 30 min before hand as well.

  11. Choleton Senior says:

    Hi there How much is a cup ? How much grams are we talking?

  12. Patti says:

    I’m so obsessed with your site! I love all of your tips and recipes! YOU ARE AMAZING JEN! My husband is NOT a fan of ANY type of vegetable. Zero. Would you believe since I have been drinking your smoothies he actually decided to try one as he knows he should be getting on board with getting healthy with me and he actually felt great and said “Not bad at all” This is a huge accomplishment! Thank you so much!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      YAY!! Love hearing that your husband joined you on the green smoothie train! Cheers to health, happiness + leafy greens!

  13. Veronica says:

    Could I replace kale with spinach. Also- if I don’t drink both servings, can I save one and drink at lunch? Would I need to re-blend?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Veronica,

      Definitely!! We love switching up our leafy greens! Here are a few of our favorites…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

      Also, YES! Save that second serving. Our recipes will keep in your refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two days. And just a quick FYI: separation is completely natural. So give your smoothie a quick shake before enjoying!

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