Grab one of these meal replacement smoothies for a healthy, convenient, and easily consumable alternative to a traditional meal.
These drinks aren't just for breakfast anymore, we love a lunch smoothie and have a wide variety of dinner smoothie recipes in this collection. Try our favorite homemade meal replacement shakes, the blueberry protein smoothie and chocolate cherry smoothie. Or, if you're in the mood for something lighter, our detox island green smoothie is perfect for you!
What are Meal Replacement Smoothies?
A meal replacement smoothie is a blended beverage designed to provide the nutrients, vitamins, and calories necessary to replace a regular meal. It's a blend of well-balanced ingredients that contain macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) required for a complete meal. We try to aim for 500 calorie smoothies to replace breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Benefits of Meal Replacement Smoothies
Blend meal replacement smoothies for weight loss. These smoothies are a great way to control portion sizes and calorie intake making them ideal for those looking to achieve specific health and fitness goals.
Other than health benefits, smoothies are also convenient and time-saving. It's quick and easy to make a smoothie for a grab-and-go meal. We especially love making smoothies for lunch or dinner when we don't feel like cooking.
Smoothies will always have a liquid - usually water or milk. Then greens, like spinach, and a variety of fruit can be added.
Personally, I like to add protein powder to any smoothie I make to up the protein content. Depending on the flavor I want to achieve, I use either vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate protein powder.
Favorite smoothie toppings and add-ins:
- protein powder
- coconut flakes
- chia seeds, hemp seeds, or flaxseeds
Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipes
Blueberry Muffin Protein Shake
This homemade meal replacement shake is a healthy swap for blueberries muffins for breakfast and one of our favorite Nutribullet weight loss recipes.
Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Smoothie
Replacing meals with smoothies is easy when they look this good! And, trust me, it tastes even better!
Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie
Bring tropical flavors to meal time with this refreshing high protein smoothie.
Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Smoothies aren't just for breakfast; here is one of our favorite smoothies for lunch or dinner. A meal and dessert at the same time - win, win!
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
This is one of our favorite meal replacement smoothie recipes because of the delicious flavor combination of chocolate and cherries. Plus, it's a great protein smoothie recipe for weight loss.
Sweet Potato Smoothie
The savory flavors in this lend perfectly to a dinner smoothie. We love this nutrient packed dinner smoothie for weight loss because it's low calorie, low carb, and high protein.
Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie
If you're looking for dinner smoothie recipes, look no further. Have your dinner and dessert at the same time with this healthy meal replacement smoothie.
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
This 500 calorie smoothie will keep you filling full and energized.
Strawberry Tofu Smoothie
This low calorie smoothie is extra creamy thanks to the addition of silken tofu.
Iced Coffee Protein Shake
One of the best meal replacement shake recipes for breakfast. Have your coffee and breakfast all in one delicious glass.
Mango Yogurt Smoothie
Mango is one of our favorite smoothie flavors, so this healthy smoothie is an easy choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Avocado Protein Shake
If you're looking for a lunch smoothie, the flavors in this meal replacement shake will hit the spot.
Cottage Cheese Smoothie
The viral cottage cheese trend is making its way into smoothies. Cottage cheese is a great way to add protein to any meal and makes this a good choice as a breakfast smoothie for weight loss.
Green smoothies are some of the best weight loss smoothie recipes because of their filling balance of protein, carbs, and greens.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
We love this savory and healthy meal replacement smoothie recipe on a crisp fall day.
You need to add a well-balanced blend of protein, carbs, and healthy fats to make a smoothie filling enough for a meal.
Yes, a smoothie can be a healthy meal replacement as long as it's not too many calories or too few calories and contains the proper nutrients required for a traditional meal.
Yes, it can be healthy to drink a smoothie everyday if you are watching your calorie and sugar intake.
Smoothies can aid in weight loss by managing portion control and calorie intake.
If you try any of these smoothies or any recipe from Happy Honey Kitchen, please rate the recipe and leave a comment below! Enjoy!