5 Healthy Meal Replacement Smoothies Recipes – Fruit, Veggies, Protein – Mind Over Munch
I forgot to eat!
And now I’m late!
I really should eat a meal…
I’m Alyssia if you’re new, welcome to
Today I’m going to do something I’ve never
done before– MEAL REPLACEMENTS.
I am not generally for meal replacements,
I like to eat more than I like to drink beverages,
so I usually choose food I have to chew over sip.
BUT, sometimes I’m in a rush or in an on-the-go
situation and, in those cases, a drink can
be an efficient way to get in a healthy meal.
Rather than skipping meals, keep your body fueled with a healthy meal replacement smoothie
and fill you up.
First of all—NO, I don’t mean actually
blending up meals like you saw in the intro,
A lot of people use regular smoothies as meal replacements, but those aren’t really “meals.”
So, when developing these recipes, I thought about what MAKES a meal for me.
So I like to have some fruits, some vegetables, AND some protein and grains, so you will see
some funky ingredients in these smoothies.
But fret not– I tested them all to make
sure they’re tasty, and often, those ingredients
are so sneaky you can’t even detect them.
First up is the Berry Refreshing Protein Smoothie!
The ingredients you will need are almond milk, coconut water, frozen strawberries, cucumber
(which adds a refreshing flavor AND nutrients), tofu (for a boost of protein), honey,
Smoothies are EASY—just blend everything up!
I love using frozen fruit in my smoothies
because it means I need LESS ice,
if any at all!
This smoothie is cool, fresh, and you’ll
never know that the tofu is there to make
it a heartier meal!
Next up is my Sweet Potato Carrot Pie smoothie…one of my favorites!
The ingredients you will need are nut milk
of choice—if you can find walnut or pecan
milk, those are fun flavors that vibe with the rest of the ingredients, but any kind
of milk will really do—carrot juice, roasted
sweet potato cubes, whole carrots, Greek
(or coconut milk yogurt for vegan), vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, honey, and ice.
I honestly don’t need the honey in this
smoothie, since this is a “meal replacement”
I don’t need too much sweetness, but I know a lot of people are more accustomed to having
SWEET smoothies, so feel free to adjust to your preference.
Don’t get too caught up in smoothie recipes—you don’t really NEED one.
Add liquid to thin or add ice to thicken and just go with it!
We HAD to have a green smoothie, and today I am sharing this Avocado Banana Smoothie!
The ingredients you’ll need are almond milk, cooked quinoa (which is a surprising smoothie
ingredient but integrates really well, while
also adding nutritious carbs and protein),
a frozen banana (and remember– the more brown spots, the sweeter it will be!), avocado,
spinach, and maple syrup to sweeten if needed.
I almost think it’s a sin to NOT add spinach to a smoothie because you literally would
never know it’s there, if it weren’t turning
your smoothie bright green!
What an easy way to add in those veggies!
This smoothie covers all of the groups we
in a deliciously sneaky way!
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Next I’ve got a cheeky Blueberry Coconut
The ingredients you will need are coconut
milk, blueberries, cooked beets, white beans,
coconut sugar, and coconut shreds.
Now those are some wacky ingredients—beets
But don’t knock it ‘til you try it…
honestly, the beans add a great, thick texture
and the beets flavor is slight, but adds beautiful color.
It’s always more fun to eat more beautiful
The last one I’ve got for you is my
Vanilla Almond Pr-OAT-ein Smoothie…
Because there are oats?
The ingredients you will need are almond milk, protein powder (you could use vanilla flavor
OR plain), cauliflower florets—say whaaaat?
Don’t worry… oats, almonds, and a fresh
If you use sweetened protein powder, you won’t need any sweetener, but if you use plain you
may want some.
The fresh vanilla bean makes this one feel
very gourmet, and I promise, you won’t even
know the cauliflower is there!
Thumbs up for including fruits, veggies, proteins, AND grains in your smoothies!
THAT is how you replace a meal.
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And a BONUS to my loyal Munchies who stick around—you know I love you—I’ve got
ANOTHER smoothie on my Facebook page today. It is a Chunky Monkey smoothie
with an unexpected ingredient… check it out at facebook.com/mindovermunch.
If you have any favorite smoothie recipes,
feel free to share them in the comments below!
I will see you next week, and remember!
It’s all a matter of Mind Over Munch.