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10 Meal Replacement Smoothies Recipes

By Judith Amondi 5/8/2019 8 minutes

Skipping meals is a weight loss myth! Well, this is debatable. But the truth is, skipping meals means lack of vital nutrition for your body.

However, in today’s busy world and fast food temptations, living healthy is an uphill task.

Sometimes you find yourself skipping a meal because of your busy schedule or because you simply don’t have time.

Did you know you can get the same if not more nutrition from a smoothie? With the advent of the internet and social media, I’m sure you do!

But which meal replacement smoothies will give you the right nutrition and energy to last you the whole day? How do you keep your metabolism going without any solid foods?

Let’s find out…

meal replacement smoothie recipeAlmond, Banana and Flax Smoothie

Almonds are some of the healthiest plant-based proteins Mother Nature has to offer. They are packed with antioxidants, are known to lower cholesterol and are high in vitamins.

Bananas are known for their fiber, sweetness, antioxidants and aiding in weight loss. They add flavor and creaminess to any smoothie as well as improve the taste.

Flax seeds contain Omega 3 fats, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing certain cancers.

So if you are an almond and banana lover, this is one of your must-have breakfast or lunch smoothies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large bananas; frozen or fresh
  • 1 tbs of almond butter
  • 2 tbs of flax seeds
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender until well mixed and serve chilled.

Post-Workout Spinach, Mango and Carrot Smoothie

Working out is great because it is a great weight loss mechanism. You also release endorphins that reduce stress and create a sustained sense of wellbeing.

Time now to recharge your body with something nutritious and delicious!

As a way of sustaining your weight and good health, DIY meal replacement shakes are something you must learn. Luckily, if you have a good blender and simple ingredients, you are good to go!

The spinach, mango and carrot smoothie is packed with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Your body will replenish all lost fluids during a workout and improve your digestive functions.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup frozen mangoes
  • ½ cup baby carrots
  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 2 oranges (peeled)

Directions:

  • Add all the ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth and creamy. Serve.

strawberry bananaOatmeal, Banana and Strawberry Smoothie

If there’s one food item you must have in your house, its oatmeal! Why? Whole oats are great for any weight loss plan. They are high in soluble fiber and are nutritious.

Strawberries are not only mouthwatering but are high on nutrients and treat gout and arthritis.

This is one of those healthy smoothies for dinner that allows you to sleep better without the feeling of hunger. This is because oats and bananas are filling making a good substitute for a heavy dinner.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup whole oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients into a blender until well mixed and serve.

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Jelly Smoothie

Did you know that peanut butter is good for your heart?

Secondly, it helps in bodybuilding! So if you want to build more muscle, this must be one of your regular meal replacement smoothie recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 tbs peanut butter
  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries

Directions:

  • Combine in a blender until smooth and creamy. Serve.

Avocado and Banana Protein Smoothie

Avocado lover? Then you’ve got yourself one of the best lunch smoothie recipes of all time!

Avocados are a popular food ingredient and for good reasons. They are loaded with heart-friendly fatty acids, potassium, and fiber. Like oats, avocadoes are known to be very filling.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 ripe and frozen avocado
  • ½ ripe banana
  • ¼ cup Whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp flax

Directions:

  • Add all the ingredients in a blender until well mixed and creamy. Serve.

blueberry Coconut Milk and Blueberry Smoothie

If you want to get your weight down, start consuming more coconut milk. The lauric acid in coconut milk boosts the immune system inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.

Combine this with blueberries which are low in calories and you have a perfect smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup plain coconut milk
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender. Mix well and serve.

Spinach, Banana and Flax Protein Smoothie

It’s almost impossible to lack spinach as an ingredient in many recipes for meal replacement shakes.

The reason being spinach is full of iron. Iron supports the production of oxygen-filled red blood cells. Spinach is also crucial in managing diabetes and providing the body with much-needed minerals like magnesium and calcium.

So clean up your spinach and enjoy this protein-packed healthy smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 ripe banana
  • 1 tbs NutriBullet Organic Pea Protein powder
  • 1 tbs flax seeds
  • ½ cup almond milk

Directions:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Serve chilled.

pumpkinPumpkin Ginger Protein Smoothie

Pumpkin is another superfood that aids weight loss. It is also rich in vitamin A and is high in antioxidants.

Ginger is a popular household ingredient known to treat common diseases like nausea, muscle pain, and inflammation.

Due to the high availability of the ingredients, this is one of the easiest meal replacement smoothie recipes to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • ¼ tsp crushed ginger root
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla powder

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and mix. Add some water until you achieve the desired consistency and serve.

Avocado, Spinach, and Kiwi Smoothie

Not only is this smoothie a great meal replacement option, but it also detoxifies your system.

Kiwi complements the health benefits of avocado and spinach as it’s full of fiber and vitamins. It contains vitamin C which prevents body cells damage leading up to cancer.

Because of its filling and detox properties, this can be one of your healthy smoothies for dinner. Best taken an hour before bed.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 3 peeled and sliced kiwi
  • ½ ripe fresh or frozen avocado
  • ½ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 cup ice

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients and blend until creamy. Enjoy!

chocolate berry Chocolate Berry Smoothie

If you are crazy about chocolates, this healthy smoothie is going to blow your mind!

Not only are chocolates absolutely delicious, but they also have tonnes of health benefits. They are full of antioxidants, reduce the risk of heart disease and protect your skin from the sun.

The same can be said for berries which are also known to lower cholesterol levels.

This is one of the best lunch smoothies which will help you curb unhealthy cravings as you work.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup of frozen berries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond, soy or coconut milk
  • 1tbs honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients and blend to a smooth consistency. Serve immediately.

A smoothie a day keeps the doctor away…

All the ingredients used here are easy to find and use. You only need at most 10 minutes or less out of your day to make any of these amazing meal replacement smoothie recipes.

So start getting fit, healthy and focused with your smoothie of choice.

 

 




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Judith Amondi

Judith has over ten 10 years of experience working as a writer. She has written numerous articles, profiles, and reports for academic, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. Her byline has appeared in the Harvard Business Review with several of her articles being published by the Harvard Business School

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