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Meal Replacement Green Smoothie

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!Meal Replacement Green Smoothie

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 crave (and 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.

Green smoothies as 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


Meal Replacement Green Smoothie Boosters

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.

berry kale meal replacement green smoothie

meal replacement green smoothie

Meal on the Go Green Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Healthy fats and proteins are the way to go if you want to power up with a meal replacement green smoothie. This combo of almond butter and rolled oats is a must to keep you feeling full and fuel you ’til your next meal. // serves 2



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


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


*Use a frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

The Meal Replacement Green Smoothie Guide

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  1. C.C.

    April 14th, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Do I have to cook the oats before putting them into the smoothie?

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    April 14th, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Hi C.C.,

    You can add dry oats, soaked oats or even cooked oats to your smoothie. We usually recommend adding 2 tbs dry oats, or 1/4 cup cooked oats to any green smoothie recipe!

  3. Chris

    April 14th, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Can you use raw almonds instead of almond butter?

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    April 15th, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Hi Chris,

    Of course! We like to soak almonds in water overnight prior to blendin’.

    Cheers 🙂

  5. Reelika

    April 15th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    These look amazing and so delicious!

  6. SGS Rawkstar

    April 16th, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Hi Reelika,

    They are delicious! Have you tried them? If so, let us know what you think! 🙂

  7. verna

    April 16th, 2015 at 5:15 am

    I just made this smoothie and it was delicious!!! I added my 1/4 cup rolled oats to half cup boiled water. Let sit couple mins and added them to rest of ingredients. I drank it so fast I ended up with brain freeze. Lol. Love this website!

  8. SGS Rawkstar

    April 16th, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Hi Verna,

    Great to hear! Thank you so much for blendin’ with us!


  9. Carrie

    April 16th, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I live in Switzerland and it is near impossible to find unsweetened almond milk. Can I use sweetened almond milk and get the same results?

  10. SGS Rawkstar

    April 17th, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Hi Carrie,

    You’ll get the same results, but you’ll also be getting a lot of added sugar. Just take that into consideration when blending. You can always swap out almond milk for another liquid base or make your own almond milk, here’s our recipe!


  11. Mimi

    April 17th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Will kids love these smoothies

  12. SGS Rawkstar

    April 20th, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Hi Mimi,

    We love sharing the green smoothie love with our kids. Here are some of our tips for sharing green smoothies with little ones!


  13. Claudia

    April 29th, 2015 at 5:44 am

    I used frozen blueberries and my smoothie became gelatinous! Any tips? Thank you

  14. SGS Rawkstar

    April 29th, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Hi Claudia,

    While I haven’t experienced it myself, blueberries are so full of pectin (fiber found in fruits, used to make jellies + jams) that they might turn smoothies slightly gelatinous. The effect on your smoothie increases overtime, so I’d suggest enjoying your smoothie right after blending, if you’re finding the blueberries to be an issue.

    Hope this helps!

  15. Robin

    April 30th, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Approximately how many calories is in one serving?

  16. SGS Rawkstar

    April 30th, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Hi Robin,

    We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  17. Paul

    April 30th, 2015 at 11:11 am

    It would be a great feature for the site to include calories and possibly proteins fats carbs as well. Thanks for the recipes.

  18. SGS Rawkstar

    April 30th, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Paul,

    Thank you so much for the suggestion! We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  19. Cynthia Pendleton

    May 9th, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Well my girls and I started drinking green Smoothies 3 days ago. I absolutely love them! So does my oldest daughter. My youngest doesn’t like them. I’m already seeing results with weight loss and my energy level. Thanks so much for sharing these recipes.

  20. SGS Rawkstar

    May 11th, 2015 at 12:29 pm


    Rawk on RAWKSTAR! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us! And that’s great to hear your oldest daughter is enjoying the green smoothie love as well!

    In case your youngest daughter gives green smoothies another try, Beginner’s Luck, is our favorite to start with!


  21. Carmen

    May 11th, 2015 at 12:42 pm


    I would love to do this smoothie tomorrow morning but i`m going nuts trying to find out what 2 cups of raw spinach in grams are (i use spinach because i have no kale here) Pleeease help!


  22. SGS Rawkstar

    May 11th, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Carmen,

    Here is our suggested conversions for our recipes, hope this helps!

    Spices | Proteins | Superfoods:

    ½ tsp = 2mL
    1 tsp = 5mL
    2 tsp = 10mL
    1 TBSP = 15mL
    2 TBSP = 30mL


    Mango | Pineapple | Strawberries | Beets | Carrots | Blueberries | Raspberries | Leafy Greens

    1 cup = 250mL
    1 ½ cups = 375mL
    2 cups = 500mL


    Water | Coconut Water | Coconut Milk | Almond Milk | Fresh Squeezed Juice | Rice Milk

    ½ cup = 125mL
    1 cup = 250mL
    1 ½ cups = 375mL
    2 cups = 500mL


    1 cup of leafy greens = 30g
    2 cups of leafy greens = 60g

  23. Carmen

    May 13th, 2015 at 2:07 am


    Thank you very very much!

    By the way i love your smoothies!!

  24. SGS Rawkstar

    May 13th, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Thanks for blendin’ with us Carmen!

  25. Pam

    May 14th, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Hi! I am checking my front door every hour to see if my blender has arrived! As of this moment it’s still not here but it will be. I really love almond butter and I see it’s an ingredient used in the meal replacement smoothie. What should I look for and stay away from when buying almond butter? Also – I’m really not a big spinach fan so I can always substitute other greens correct?

  26. SGS Rawkstar

    May 14th, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Pam,

    Yeah! 🙂 What blender did you purchase?

    We love using raw almond butter! While roasted almond butter provides many nutritional benefits, raw almond butter has higher nutritional value, as it wasn’t exposed to high heat during the roasting process. We also suggest buying organic when possible! Although almonds have hard shells protecting them, there are reports of various pesticide and other toxin residues routinely found on them. We also look for an almond butter as pure as possible, with minimal additives!

    And of course, you can use any leafy greens you love! Here are some of our favorites…


    Cheers! 🙂

  27. colleen

    May 21st, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Hi, I am just wondering if it is ok to make green smoothies in advance or do you start to loose nutritional value if you don’t drink it straight away?

  28. SGS Rawkstar

    May 22nd, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Colleen,

    Some people say you have to drink it “right away” to get the optimal nutrients from each blend. But if left in the fridge over-night for one to three days, the taste and satisfaction is still there. You also may add a small amount of lemon juice to preserve and keep the smoothie blend as fresh as possible. Your body is still reaping the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables even if it is not consumed right away.

  29. lisa

    May 26th, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Is this one meal,it’s so much

  30. SGS Rawkstar

    May 26th, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Lisa,

    Each of our recipes make 2 servings! 🙂

  31. Paula

    May 28th, 2015 at 11:21 am

    spinach just makes very smoothie better!! please visit my blog – just posted a green smoothie recipe 🙂 https://enjoybypaula.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/recipe-tropical-green-smoothie/ 🙂

  32. SGS Rawkstar

    May 28th, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Hi Paula,

    Thanks again for sharing your smoothie recipe! And for sharing the green smoothie love!

  33. Jenn

    June 3rd, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I love making smoothies as meal replacements for myself and my picky toddler. Unfortunately I am allergic to almonds, so almond milk and almond butter are not options for me. I usually use soy milk instead but I have heard so many negatives about soy milk lately. Is soy milk the best option in lieu of almond milk as far as nutrition, or should I be using something else?

  34. SGS Rawkstar

    June 4th, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Hi Jenn,

    Small amounts of organic, non-GMO soy are fine (like tamari and tempeh) but we recommend staying away from highly-processed unfermented soy products which can interfere with nutrient absorption and leach nutrients from your body. Soy milk, soy burgers, and soy ice cream are all in this category.

    Are you allergic to all nuts or just almonds? A great alternative for almond milk is cashew milk!

  35. Paige

    June 4th, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Hi! I started smoothies yesterday… So far I am loving them 🙂
    I have to ask about the bloating. This morning after I finished my smoothie my stomach is actually very bloated, almost like a mini baby bump! I will say that my diet has been HORRIBLE prior to trying this. I’ve eaten all processed foods and high sugary foods… I am wondering if maybe this is my body just clearing out and if it’s something that will pass? I have done a lot of reading on the web and seen a ton of sites with people saying green smoothies can actually be harmful and bloating is a bad sign… Care to shed some light? Btw I have been drinking the recipe with kiwi pineapple mango avocado kale banana etc… Thanks!

  36. SGS Rawkstar

    June 5th, 2015 at 3:50 am

    Hi Paige,

    This can be a common symptom if your body is not used to drinking or eating lots of fiber. Green smoothies are high in fiber which is great for digestion, but for newbies, the high fiber can shock your body. Make sure you drink lots of water to help flush things out. And if you’re new to green smoothies one serving a day is enough, which is 2 cups (16 ounces).

    If you continue to feel bloated, you may have some personal allergies to certain fruit combinations, that is something you would have to consult with a healthcare provider about. Also, make sure you don’t eat any other foods 30-60 minutes before after you drink your green smoothies to give your body time to digest the fruits.

  37. Kristen

    June 4th, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I am allergic to almonds, so what can I use as a replacement for the almond milk/butter?

  38. SGS Rawkstar

    June 5th, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Hi Kristen,

    Cashew butter + cashew milk are both great substitutions when you’re allergic to almonds! Also check out our favorite plant based proteins + liquid bases you can try here:



  39. Chiun Nien

    June 8th, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Hi, just to confirm.

    Almond Butter, is it those we use to eat with bread?

  40. SGS Rawkstar

    June 9th, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Hi Chiun,

    Yes! Almond butter is a delicious addition to green smoothies, + sandwiches! 🙂

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