A meal replacement green smoothie is a great way to load up on nutrients to fuel you through the day or your next adventure.
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?
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). Some of the benefits you may experience when swapping a meal with a green smoothie are:
- you'll be more energized thanks to all the fresh, raw ingredients
- they're super quick to make and drink
- you'll feel less bloating than after a heavy 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.
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
- Blend kale and almond milk until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
*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.