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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!

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.



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


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.



  • 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.

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

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  1. Nancy says:

    Can I have green smoothie for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  2. Theresa L Gonzales says:

    I need simple 7 simple easy healthy smoothie ideas for Breakfast an 7 for Lunch. I’m going through major dental work an will be on a liquid diet for 7 days. Please help. I do own your book ” Simple Green Smoothies ” but not sure which ones to choose . I don’t mind eating the same thing if I have to. I’m looking for quick an easy healthy please. Dinner I will be eating soups, so I just need the Breakfast an Lunch meals.

  3. Inbal says:

    I made this receipe (very) late last night and it was a beatiful purple and delicious. I immediately sealed it in a bottle and kept in the fridge for an early lunch today. When I opened it the smoothie was grey and lacked any flavour!
    I remember reading here that you can keep the smoothies up to two days in the fridge…does this receipe just doesn’t keep well or did something go wrong?


    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Inbal,

      You’re right our recipes will keep in your refrigerator for up to two days in an airtight container. We suggest not judging a stored smoothie until you give it a good shake, as separation is completely natural, as our recipes are free of any yucky additives, preservatives, or stabilizers.

      Hope this helps!

  4. cathy says:

    I love your smoothies! I’m hoping to begin to make them into meal replacements (for me and my husband)! Can I take any of your recipes and add the booster combos, or are there certain smoothies that work better ?
    Thanks so much!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Cathy!

      Thanks for reaching out! Feel free to add the boosters to any of our smoothie recipes :). It’s all about making it work for you!


  5. Nancy says:


    I would like to replace my dinner with a green smoothie, is this recommended?

  6. Bri says:

    How many smoothies a day are reccomended? I would like to substitute breakfast for one and also have it as a go to for a healthy snack throughout the day.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Bri!

      Thanks for reaching out! We usually have 1-2 servings of green smoothie every day :). If you’re blendin’ solo, totally feel free to blend a full recipe (which serves 2), have one serving for breakfast, and then keep the second serving as a snack! When using your smoothie as a meal replacement, just be sure to add some healthy fat + protein. Here are some of our favorite combos!

      Hope that helps! Cheers :).

  7. Mj jones says:

    Do you cook the oats?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi MJ!

      I personally add my oats raw, but if you find your blender does a better job using cooked oats, then by all means go for it!

      Cheers :).

  8. Mj says:

    Do you cook the oats first?

  9. Angelle says:

    When you say 2 cups of greens, loosely or do you pack it like brown sugar?

  10. Shana says:

    How do you feel about using the peanut butter powder? Can that be a reasonable substitute for the almond butter? Not to say I don’t like almond butter cause I LOVE it, but it can be spendy and I have the PB2 on hand. I am new to green smoothies, but so far have fallen in love with them. I would like to start using them to replace a meal to help with weight loss.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Shana,

      Thanks for reaching out! You can definitely reach for peanut butter powder in place of almond butter. Peanut butter + almond butter occupy similar niches in a healthy diet, and can often substitute for the other in most recipes! We love nut butter made from almonds because it contains more vitamin E and iron than peanut butter, but we love both!


  11. Danielle says:

    is it possible to use Greek yoghurt instead of milk?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Danielle,

      You can definitely add greek yogurt to your green smoothie for a rawkin’ protein boost! Personally, we avoid adding dairy to our green smoothies as it can be pretty tough on your digestion. But it’s all about finding what’s best for you + your body.

      Even if you’re adding yogurt, we do suggest adding some liquid base to ensure your smoothie blends to creamy perfection. Want to find an alternative to almond milk? Check out our favorite liquid base options here…

      Hope this helps!

  12. Kristina says:

    If you could come up with one or two smoothies that would be ideal in terms of weight loss what would they be (including additions like coconut oil)?

    I’m doing the 30 day challenge right now, but I think I’d like to try and find 1 or 2 smoothie staples to stick to. My ultimate goal is weight loss and I’m getting a little overwhelmed with information!


    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Kristina,

      Thanks for reaching out! Looking for the perfect weight loss green smoothie? Look no further than our Kiwi Berry Punch! The Kiwi Berry Punch is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense smoothie recipe that combines the best fruits and veggies for an optimal approach to healthy weight loss.

      You may also be interested in reading Jadah’s story and how she reached her weight loss goals by replacing one meal with a green smoothie! Check it out here…

      Please continue to reach out with any questions! We’re always here to help you along your health + wellness journey!

  13. Janine says:

    I’m not a fan of kale. Would replacing it with spinach be just as good?

  14. Andrea says:

    How many carbohydrates are in the meal replacement green smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Andrea,

      Thank you so much for reaching out. We personally don’t count calories or carbs, 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 this info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

      Hope this helps!

  15. Jenny says:

    Can I make this smoothie at 2pm and after refridgerating drink it at 8pm? I drink smoothies at 8pm every night when I’m at work, I work shifts

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Jenny,

      You can definitely pre-blend your green smoothies! Our recipes will keep in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to two days. Adding a small amount of lemon juice will help preserve all of their green goodness.

      Also, you can enjoy green smoothies anytime of day. Just be aware that they give you a great natural energy boost, in case you enjoy your smoothie close to bed time.


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