The Best Healthy Meal Replacement Smoothie

This basic smoothie meal replacement recipe delivers a wide variety of vitamins and minerals as well as a healthy ratio of protein and good-for-you fats. It’s got everything your body needs in a meal and will sustain you if you’re rushing out the door.

This ultimate meal replacement green smoothie is the perfect way to deliver protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals to your body – deliciously.


INGREDIENTS


  • 2 cups greens (spinach, kale, or romaine lettuce)
  • ⅔ cup coconut milk
  • 1⅓ cups water
  • 1½ cups mango (frozen)
  • 1½ cups pineapple (frozen)
  • 3 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseeds (either buy pre-ground or grind in a coffee grinder or food processor)


INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Place the coconut milk, water and greens in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the mango, pineapple, protein powder and flax. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately, topped with garnishes if desired.


NOTES:

  • Greens options: spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, Swiss chard, dandelion greens, parsley.
  • Liquid options: instead of coconut milk and water, try 2 cups of almond or cashew milk. Make sure to add in some healthy fat like 1 tbsp of nut butter, coconut oil, coconut butter or ½ avocado.
  • Fruit substitutes: instead of mango and pineapple, try other frozen fruit such as bananas, peaches or berries.
  • Protein Powder substitutes: try 2-3 tbsp of almond butter or hemp seeds.
  • Seed substitutes: try 3 tbsp of chia seeds.
  • Garnish Options: chopped pineapple or mango, unsweetened coconut, mint sprigs

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