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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. Husband is diabetic. How many carbs in smoothies?

  2. 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 🙂

  3. Emmah says:

    This is my favourite recipe

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

  5. meshack says:

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

  6. Emmah says:

    wow, this sounds wholesome and filling .

  7. Caitlin says:

    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.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Caitlin,

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

  8. Karen says:

    What can I use instead of oats

  9. Sharon says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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!!

  10. wadiyyah salaam says:

    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.

  11. Raul says:

    Almond butter? where I find it?

  12. Rachel says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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!

  13. Joana Hendy says:

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

  14. Nina says:

    How many calories are in. Serving if this smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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.

  15. Renee says:

    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?

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