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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

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Meal on the Go Green Smoothie

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

Description

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


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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.

The Meal Replacement Green Smoothie Guide

Want to turn your own green smoothie recipes into meal replacements? We created a groovy little guide to help you out. Click here to get it now. 

 

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  1. Renee

    January 24th, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Does this smoothie only provide one serving of vegetables? Do you have smoothie receipes that provide larger number of vegetables? Is it ok to do a smoothie with more vegetables, protein, healthy far and only a small amount of fruit?

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    January 30th, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Hi Renee,

    Looking for some major veggie power? Check out our Veggie Cocktail Green Smoothie recipe here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/veggie-cocktail

  3. Nina

    March 19th, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    How many calories are in. Serving if this smoothie?

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    March 20th, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Hi Nina,

    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.

  5. Joana Hendy

    April 20th, 2017 at 3:33 am

    Thanks for posting this, Jen! This green smoothie can curb my cravings the whole day through! Love it!!!

  6. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    April 21st, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Thanks for blendin’ with us, Joana!

  7. Rachel

    May 3rd, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Is it okay if I put a scoop of Whey Protein Powder in this smoothie or will that cause weight gain? Thanks.

  8. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    May 3rd, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Rachel,

    You can definitely add protein powder to this recipe! Worried about weight gain? I would simply swap the protein powder in for the oats, as they both provide your body with similar benefits.

    Hope this helps!

  9. Raul

    May 9th, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Almond butter? where I find it?

  10. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    May 10th, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Hi Raul,

    Finding Almond Butter hard to spot? You can usually find it in the spreads aisle of your grocery store, next to the peanut butter. No where to be found? You can also make your own! Here’s one of my favorite recipes…

    http://ohsheglows.com/2009/02/26/homemade-raw-almond-butter/

  11. wadiyyah salaam

    May 11th, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I’ve been so overjoyed adopting the green & fruit smoothie life and style. Since starting my cleansing on January 1, 2015, my total existence has altered in the most fascinating ways.
    I experience clarity of thought, I lost non-essential body fat that rendered both my primary care physician and nutritionist envious, complementary youthful & glowing skin, recuperative sleep, and lots of energy to work out.
    Admittedly, the process was not an overnight sensation! I will say that when I made the commitment to create and grow to be a healthier me, the universe supported and provided the whole of my intentions.

  12. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    May 15th, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Rawk on, Wadiyyah!

  13. Sharon

    May 25th, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Hi,
    How long can you keep a smoothie in the fridge without losing the nutrition value ?

  14. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    May 26th, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Hi Sharon,

    Our recipes will keep in your refrigerator for up to two days in an airtight container. While there will be some nutrition loss, we suggest adding a little lemon juice will help preserve all of their green goodness!!

  15. Karen

    May 27th, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    What can I use instead of oats

  16. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    May 29th, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Karen,

    Looking to swap out oats? Try another plant-based protein you love. Some of my favorites are chia seeds, hemp hearts, and plant-based protein powder. Learn more about our favorite protein options here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/protein

  17. Caitlin

    June 19th, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I have been making these for about a week and I am loving it! However, I always feel bloated and thirsty about an hour after drinking one. I substitute in water for milk, add flax seed and almond butter, and I halve the recipe since I like to make it fresh each day. It seems counter intuitive to me, since I am taking in so much water with the smoothie.

  18. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    June 26th, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Hi Caitlin,

    That’s so weird, as our recipe should be super hydrating. Have you had the same effects when drinking our other recipes?

  19. Emmah

    June 21st, 2017 at 4:29 am

    wow, this sounds wholesome and filling .

  20. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    June 26th, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Hi Emmah,

    Have you given it a try? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

  21. meshack

    June 23rd, 2017 at 7:19 am

    it sounds wholesome and delicious, can’t wait to prepare

  22. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    June 26th, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Hi Meshack,

    Reach back out + let me know what you think!

  23. Sulayne Brooks

    June 29th, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I really enjoy the smoothie recipes you share. Thanks again.

  24. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    June 29th, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks for blendin’ with us, Sulayne!

  25. Emmah

    July 3rd, 2017 at 6:59 am

    This is my favourite recipe

  26. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    July 5th, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    It’s one of mine too, Emmah!

  27. Marco Maldonado

    July 11th, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Yummy!! I really enjoyed this meal replacement smoothie, I really enjoy trying all kinds of variety’s so many out there!
    Another smoothie I really enjoy making often is mixing banana,avocado,chia seeds,spinach,and pure almond milk.It comes out soooooo gooooood should give it a try 🙂

  28. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    July 20th, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks for the smoothie love, Marco + sharing your recipe!

  29. Judith L. Kecskes

    July 16th, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Husband is diabetic. How many carbs in smoothies?

  30. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    July 20th, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Hi Judith,

    Thanks for reaching out. While we don’t include the nutritional information at this time, one of my favorite resources for nutrition information is My Fitness Pal. Also, you may be interested in checking out our post on low-sugar fruits…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/low-sugar-fruits

  31. Veronica

    July 17th, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    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?

  32. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    July 20th, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    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!

  33. Patti

    September 18th, 2017 at 8:59 am

    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!

  34. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    September 18th, 2017 at 10:31 am

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

  35. Choleton Senior

    March 5th, 2018 at 12:37 pm

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

  36. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    March 7th, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Hi Choleton,

    Blending outside of the US? I’ve got you covered! Check out our Rawkstar Conversion Guide here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/conversion-guide

  37. AnneMarie

    June 7th, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Stupid question, rolled oats, raw? Thank you

  38. Jen Hansard

    June 14th, 2018 at 2:31 am

    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.

  39. Joyce

    June 17th, 2018 at 8:15 am

    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.

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