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Meal Replacement Smoothie

breakfast smoothie with berries for weight loss

A meal replacement 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 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 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
5 Plant-based meal replacement smoothie combinations

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.

Meal replacement smoothie with berries

Do smoothies help you lose weight?

If you swap out a meal (or two) each day with a smoothie, there’s a good chance you’ll lose weight and also have more energy. This is due to the increased nutrition and decrease in overall calories. What’s even better than a smoothie is a green smoothie. When you add in leafy greens you’re adding fiber and phytonutrients… yet very few 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.

Searching for the perfect blender to carry you through the 7-Day Plant-Based Resent and beyond? I’ve created The Ultimate Blender Guide and reviewed countless blenders to find the best ones for blending all those healthy greens. Here’s the best news — not all of them cost $400+. 🙂 Check out this special deal that Vitamix and I have where you can get my preferred blender for less than $300 (and shipping is FREE). Just add this blender to your cart and head to checkout to see the secret pricing!

 

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Whole food plant based diet recipes

Meal Replacement Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: 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

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

Instructions

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

*Use a frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

Keywords: smoothie as a meal

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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 2.13.2020 | COMMENTS: 328

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  1. Cheryl says:

    Hi.
    I am new to meal replacement smoothies. Can I add both protein powder, collagen powder, and oats plus spinach and fruit or am I adding too much protein by using both protein powder and collagen powder?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Cheryl! Welcome to the world of meal replacement smoothies. 🙂 They can be really great!

      To me, that seems like a lot of protein but, I also don’t know which brands of each you’re using and there are different amounts of protein per serving in different brands of protein powder and collagen powder. The FDA recommendation for daily protein intake is 50 grams on a 2,000-calorie diet. Keep in mind that your personal needs may be different since the recommendation is made for the general population. It’s best to discuss protein needs with your physician if you’re unsure of your exact needs.

  2. Neema says:

    I want to loose weight

  3. Kimberly Howard says:

    What can I substitute in smoothie recipes that call for almond milk, peanut butter or nuts? I have severe allergies to all of these items. Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Kimberly. For almond milk, you can sub coconut milk, rice milk, or oat milk. For peanut or almond butter, try sunflower seed butter. In place of nuts, you can use flaxseed or hemp hearts, or you can just leave the nuts out. 🙂

  4. Cassie Phillips says:

    Were can i get your protine smoothy tub from??

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      You’re in luck! Copy and paste this into your browser: https://shop.simplegreensmoothies.com/collections/smoothie-boost/products/plant-based-protein-powder.

      We were sold out but discovered we have about 100 containers to sell until we get our second big shipment toward the end of August. Get one before they’re sold out again!

  5. Cassie Phillips says:

    How many calories are in your meal replacement shakes?? Xx

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Cassie. Our nutrition facts are below each smoothie recipe. There are 320 calories in this meal replacement green smoothie.

  6. Cheryl DeKoevend says:

    Hi
    I am new to this.
    Is there a big nutritional difference in swapping out Spinach instead of Kale?
    Would the protein in unflavored Greek Yogurt be an issue if I added it or would I be throwing off the diet drastically? If I can add it, how much can I use?
    What about additions such as chia seeds, hemp seeds, collagen powder, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. I know they are all good for your body, but do they throw off the nutritional balance of this diet?
    Thank you for answering my questions.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Cheryl!
      1. No big nutritional difference and we encourage rotating greens in your smoothies.
      2. We prefer to not use any dairy in our smoothies because it’s the #1 undiagnosed food allergy and can cause many issues, including digestive problems. If you love yogurt and the way it makes you feel, def feel free to use it.
      3. We love adding boosts like chia seeds, hemp seeds, etc. They are great for creating a green smoothie that serves as a complete meal. That’s why this recipe calls for almond butter and rolled oats. To see more great combos, check out this post: https://simplegreensmoothies.com/plant-based-diet/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

      We have lots more great recipes and articles, def take a look around for more information. And remember, this isn’t a “diet,” it’s a plant-based eating lifestyle that results in more energy to do the things you love!

  7. Arlette says:

    HEy there, could you please tell me what measurement i could use when i do not have thesame small cups as you do? thanks

  8. Liz Biella says:

    I loved this smoothie with the almond butter, but your smoothies all look so pretty, mine ALL look like pea soup!!!! But they taste good. What am I doing wrong?

  9. Gabby says:

    I absolutely LOVED this smoothie. It was rich and creamy. Very delicious! Question, can I have this smoothie for both breakfast and dinner (I’m trying to lose weight)? Lastly, does it hurt if I add spinach as well as Kale?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      You can def add both spinach and kale! And yes, you can drink a smoothie for breakfast + one for dinner if you like. 🙂

    • tatergirl says:

      A trick that has helped me with tougher veggies is to blend just the veggie and some liquid/water first until it looks like green water and then add in the rest of my ingredients and blend it all together. I get chia seeds blended up better that way also.

  10. Christy says:

    Made this today and found it filling and tasty. Note on my experience: I used dinosaur kale (all I had). I’m not sure it was that or the blueberry skins, but it didn’t blend as smooth as I wanted. When I make again, I’ll use a more tender kale or spinach. Definitely a keeper recipe. 🙂

  11. 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. 😀

  12. 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!

  13. 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. 🙂

  14. 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?

  15. 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!!

  16. Randy Miller says:

    what is the nutritional breakdown of this recipe?

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Choleton Senior says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. Judith L. Kecskes says:

    Husband is diabetic. How many carbs in smoothies?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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

  25. Marco Maldonado says:

    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 🙂

  26. Emmah says:

    This is my favourite recipe

  27. Sulayne Brooks says:

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

  28. meshack says:

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

  29. Emmah says:

    wow, this sounds wholesome and filling .

  30. 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?

  31. Karen says:

    What can I use instead of oats

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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

  32. 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!!

  33. 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.

  34. Raul says:

    Almond butter? where I find it?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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/

  35. 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!

  36. Joana Hendy says:

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

  37. 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.

  38. 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?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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

  39. Nancy says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Nancy,

      We suggest replacing 1-2 meals with a green smoothie. Just remember to add protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Learn more about our favorite meal replacement booster combos here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

  40. 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.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Theresa,

      Oh no! We’re so sorry to hear of your upcoming dental work, no fun!! Need help making your Simple 7 smoothies into a meal replacement? Check out Simple 7: LEAN + GREEN, it’s the perfect guide to turn your green smoothies into a nutrient-packed meal replacement!

      https://shop.simplegreensmoothies.com/products/simple7

  41. Inbal says:

    Hello:),
    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?

    Thanks
    Inbal

    • 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!

  42. cathy says:

    Hi!
    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!

      Cheers!

  43. Nancy says:

    Hi

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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Nancy!

      Thanks for reaching out! You can absolutely use your smoothie as a dinner replacement :). Just be sure to add some healthy fat + protein to keep you fuller longer + help your body thrive. Here are some of our favorite combos!

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

  44. 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!

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

      Hope that helps! Cheers :).

  45. 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 :).

  46. Mj says:

    Do you cook the oats first?

  47. Angelle says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Angelle,

      We can’t get enough of our leafy greens so we suggest tightly packing them when measuring. Curious how Jen + Jadah measure their greens? Check out this video of them blending here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/blendtec-vs-vitamix

      Cheers!

  48. 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!

      Cheers!

  49. 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…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

      Hope this helps!

  50. 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!

    Thanks!

    • 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.

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/kiwi-berry-punch

      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…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/meet-jadah

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

  51. Janine says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Janine,

      Not a fan of kale? No worries! We love switching up our leafy greens + spinach is a great substitute. Learn more about our favorite leafy greens here…

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

  52. 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!

  53. 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.

      Cheers!

  54. Angie says:

    Hi! I am new to making smoothies. I am so excited I found your website. You have some great smoothie recipes and also some great information on here. I have a question…I love the idea of adding almond milk to my smoothies. However I work in a childcare center and we are “nut free”. I try not to use dairy. So, would coconut or soy milk work as an alternative to almond milk. Again thanks so much. I really am learning a lot and I am excited about taking the smoothie challenge!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Angie,

      Thank you so much for reaching out! Coconut milk is a great nut + dairy free liquid base option. Just an FYI: though it is high in protein, fiber, and other micronutrients, it is also high in calories and fat. For this reason we recommend using coconut milk as a liquid-base only for special indulgences–maybe for date night desserts. This milk does help to protect your heart, but it will cost you in other areas if used on a regular basis.

      Other great options are rice + hemp milk.

      Personally we avoid adding soy to our recipes. As unfermented soy products can interfere with nutrient absorption and leach nutrients from your body.

      Learn more about our favorite liquid base options here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  55. Norma says:

    Your smoothies look delicious and as I am medically on a puréed intake for two weeks I thought I would try them out. However they are for two servings so can I save portion number #2 in the fridge for later or will it deteriorate? My husband won’t drink it. Or should I just halve the recipe and make one portion at a time? Thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Norma,

      Great question! Our recipes will keep in your refrigerator for up to two days in an airtight container. Adding a small amount of lemon juice will help preserve their green goodness!

      And here’s a quick tip! Turn any of our recipes into the perfect meal replacement by adding protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Check out our favorite meal replacement booster combos here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

  56. Javier P says:

    Good recipe, as someone who is lactose intolerant Almost milk is an awesome substitute and I also add Coconut water to my smoothies with a dab of Agave syrup to add a little sweet to counter the greens.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Javier,

      We love reaching for dairy alternatives! As you are well aware dairy can be pretty tough on your digestion! Learn more about our favorite liquid base options here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  57. lacey says:

    Great post! Thanks for sharing the booster guide. I just have to ask – why the almond milk? So many smoothie recipes call for it and I always wonder why – it’s not cheap and it’s pretty nutritionally void (minus the fortified vitamins). Am I wrong? I usually skip it and blend up a couple of tablespoons of hemp seeds instead. Cheaper, less waste, better nutrition… I’m just wondering if I’m missing something, because so many people are so into it! Thanks 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lacey,

      Great question! We love blendin’ with almond milk, it’s a great alternative to dairy milk. If you weren’t aware, dairy is the #1 undiagnosed food allergy and can be pretty tough on your digestion. We especially love almond milk for its warm flavor and it’s a pretty rawkin’ source of vitamin E, protein, and fiber. Since it is lactose free it is easily digestible, and its even low in fat and cholesterol free.

      But it’s all about finding what’s best for you + your body! Feel free to switch up our recipes with different liquid bases that fit your taste + nutrition goals!

      Learn more about our favorite liquid bases here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  58. Summer says:

    Hi! I’m a 16 year old female. Will this be harmful for my body if I replaced my lunches with smoothies?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Summer,

      Thank you so much for reaching out! At 16, instead of using your green smoothie as a meal replacement we suggest adding it to your diet as a healthy option! Reach for a green smoothie as a healthy snack, or addition to a healthy lunch!

      Cheers 🙂

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