Top 11 Healthy Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipes For a Catwalk Look
Forget everything you used to know about meal replacements. Here are 11 chemical-free and 100% healthy meal replacement smoothie recipes you can do at home and get your body ready for the catwalk!
Kale, Spinach & Pear Smoothie
1 heaping cup of kale leaves (chopped)
1 heaping cup of spinach leaves
1 frozen banana
1 ½ cups of cold almond milk (or orange juice or soy milk if you prefer)
1 tablespoon of honey
Rinse the kale with plenty of water, de-rib the leaves and chop them coarsely. Add the kale leaves, spinach and almond milk into the blender. Continue to blend until there are no big chunks left in the blender. Then, add the banana, pear and honey, and blend until they become smooth.
Kale, spinach and honey act as metabolism boosters. Additionally, the banana, pear and almond are high in fiber that not only aids with digestion but will also keep you feeling full longer.
Berry & Spinach Smoothie
½ cup of plain Greek yogurt
½ cup of frozen cranberries
½ cup of frozen blueberries
½ cup of frozen strawberries
½ frozen banana
spinach (1-2 large handfuls depending on taste)
½-1 cup of water (enough to help mix everything together)
Add the yogurt, spinach, water and frozen fruit into the blender. Blend until it all reaches a smoothie-like consistency. You can also add the water little by little if you feel it’s necessary.
Sweet and high in protein, this is the ideal drink after intense workout. Spinach is high in iron, and combined with the antioxidant-rich berries and fiber and potassium high banana improve metabolism and nourish your body, keeping you satisfied for hours.
Cocoa & Peanut Butter Energy-Boosting Smoothie
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of peanut butter
8 oz Greek yogurt
½ cup ice cubes
1 pinch of cinnamon
Pour the cocoa powder, peanut butter, yogurt and ice cubes into the blender. Mix at high speed. Then, slice the banana, add it in and re-blend. It’s ready! Enjoy your smoothie! Sprinkle cinnamon on top to enhance the flavor.
½ cup of kale
1 tablespoon of cacao nibs
½ cup Greek yogurt
½ cup vanilla almond milk
½ cup of frozen mango
1 teaspoon of honey
Pour the avocado, kale, cacao and greek yogurt into your blender and mix until smooth. Then, mix together the almond milk, mango and honey and re-blend until there are no fruit chunks left. Top with a pinch of cacao nibs for garnish. Enjoy immediately!
In addition to being tasty, this smoothie is highly nutritious. Full of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K and polyphenols, it is the perfect uplifter after a rough day at work.
Colorful Berry Smoothie
1 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
1/3 cup of frozen raspberries
1/3 cup of frozen blackberries
1 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 1/2 tablespoon of honey
1 cup of milk
Pour all the ingredients into your blender and mix until you obtain a smoothie-like paste.
½ cup of frozen mixed berries
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 scoop of chocolate (Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein Powder)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 handful of walnut pieces
1 sprinkle of cinnamon
4 ice cubes
Blend the ingredients in the order they are listed (if you use a high-powered device you can easily mix them all together, if not you might need to do it in stages).
Step 1 - Start with the fruit and liquid ingredients. Blend until homogeneous.
Step 2 - Add the peanut butter and blend.
Step 3 - Add in the powder and seeds and repeat the procedure.
Step 4 - Finally add the walnuts and a pinch of cinnamon. Blend.
Step 5 - Add in the ice and blend on high until it becomes smooth and dense.
Prep tip: Too much cinnamon will thicken your smoothie. So, don’t go wild with it! A pinch is just enough. You may also use any other protein powder you like.
Fruit & Seeds Healthy Meal Replacement Smoothie
3 strawberries (the only limit here is your imagination - use any other soft fruit to your liking - a handful of blackberries)
1 tablespoon of organic flaxseed (ground)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds (ground)
1 scoop of Garden of Life raw protein
1 scoop of Garden of Life super green formula
soy milk (approx. 10 fluid ounces) (alternatively, use coconut milk or almond milk. Your taste is your master)
stevia (to taste)
Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy your lunch!
High in fiber, this fruit & seeds drink stimulates digestion and supports weight loss while keeping your body nourished.
Avocado, Spinach and Kiwi Green Smoothie
¾ cup (6 ounces) of vanilla-flavored yogurt
water or milk (just enough to whiz it all together)
1 peeled kiwi
lime juice (½ lime is enough)
1-2 heaping cup(s) of spinach
1-2 teaspoons of honey (optional)
¼ teaspoon of nutmeg or cinnamon (feel free to let your taste rule)
Blend the ingredients together for 5-10 seconds, until they become a homogeneous paste. Depending on how powerful your blender, preparation may take up to 45 minutes.
This drink provides around 30 percent of the recommended daily intake of potassium. Additionally, it is a rich source of fiber, protein and healthy fats.
1 peeled and chopped banana
½ cup of frozen berries
1 cup of rice milk (or almond milk)
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Place the banana, berries, rice milk (almond milk) and coconut oil into your blender. Start blending and continue on high speed until there are no chunks left. Then, add in the chia seeds and let it sit for at least 30 minutes to allow the chia seeds to gelatinise.
Blueberry Power Smoothie
1 cup of full fat coconut milk (it is BPA and guar gum-free!) or grass fed raw milk (if you tolerate it)
2 cups of ice cubes
3 tablespoons of gelatin (from grass fed cows)
stevia or honey (to taste)
Blend everything together (except the gelatin) until fully liquified. Then, add the gelatin while the blender is working for a few more seconds. Ready!
Strawberry, Banana & Oatmeal Smoothie
½ cup of milk (Unsweetened Silk Pure Almond Milk)
½ cup of pomegranate juice
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 pack of baby spinach (or spinach, kale and chard mix, let your heart and taste take control here)
1 cup of frozen strawberries
¼ cup of oats
First add the milk, pomegranate juice, vanilla protein powder and spinach (or any other greens of your choice) into your blender and whiz on. Once this is all smoothie-like, dump in the strawberries and banana and re-mix. Then, add the oats and blend them all together until it becomes creamy and smooth. For a mouth-watering visual, top it off with half a strawberry. Sit down and sip up!
High in potassium, iron, fiber and vitamins, this smoothie lavishes you with health benefits and gives you just about the energy boost you need in the morning. The iron compound in spinach improves circulation, while the potassium plentifully found in banana helps prevent stroke and heart disease, while the fiber-full oats give your digestive tract a boost while keeping you well fed all through to lunch.