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7 Meal Replacement Smoothie Diet Ideas

Posted by Blendtec on

In order to remain happy, healthy, and strong, your body should be getting a certain amount of protein and fiber every day.* This is true for everyone, but it is especially important for those who want to lose weight quickly. Unfortunately, many dieters think that the quickest way to a swimsuit-worthy body is through starvation.

The problem with this mentality is that it puts the body into a survival mode, where it begins to burn through muscle rather than stored fat in order to free up important nutrients. Instead, the best way to lose weight is to monitor food intake, and to make sure that you’re taking in the right kind of foods, like kale or spinach.

This is where the meal-replacement smoothie diet comes in. Meal replacement smoothies give the body a heaping helping of the nutrition it needs, without the added fat and sugars that tend to collect as unwanted flab around the midsection (and elsewhere). Check out our infographic for seven tasty and healthy meal replacement smoothies that you can start trying today!

*Blendtec's in-house registered dietitian recommends that meal replacements contain at least 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. Getting adequate protein and fiber will increase satiety and help maintain stable blood glucose levels reducing the urge to eat again immediately after consumption.

Meal Replacement Smoothies

 


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37 comments


  • Just want to say thanks for the many ways you have given to allow folks to go healthy, these smoothies are awesome! ?

    Lajecia on

  • I need to stay on a Mediterranean diet, or atleast low fat because I have 5 Stents in my Heart , Can you say these smoothies would meet the need to be heart healthy?

    Tim on

  • There’s not a set plan, they are all great replacements for any meal!

    Jessica Andreasen on

  • Is there a plan for what smoothie to replace what meal

    Jeff on

  • Hi, I saw your recipes and they sound great, but I am allergic to almonds. Is there a substitute for almond milk and raw almonds? Thanks.

    Stephen on

  • Hi, Stephen! Yes, you can use your milk of choice in place of almond milk and you can either omit the almonds or replace them with another nut of choice. Happy blending!

    Jessica Andreasen on

  • You can use any other protein powder as a substitute, or omit it altogether.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Good day, I can’t take whey Protein in my diet, as it makes me very uncomfortable and bloated. What can I replace it with?

    Lee-Ann on

  • Hi Nicole
    Here are links for the smoothies from Blendtec.com:
    Protein Power Crunch
    Chocolate Peanut Butter
    Healthy Start Smoothie

    For calorie information on the other smoothies, you will need to visit the sites where the recipes came from. You can find the websites on the graphic in the blog post.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Here is the calorie information for the smoothies from Blendtec.com
    Protein Power Crunch – 450 calories
    Chocolate Peanut Butter – 360 calories
    Healthy Start Smoothie – 260 calories

    For calorie information on the other smoothies, you will need to visit the sites where the recipes came from. You can find the websites on the graphic in the blog post.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Yes it is possible to do two smoothies as meal replacements with a balanced dinner. We recommend that you talk with your health care provider.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Hello There!

    My name is Nicole and I suffer from Lupus and Fibromyalgia. I came across this post and was so enamored by how healthy they were and possibly filling. What is the carb intake for all of these smoothies? I want to make sure that I’m getting at least 45 percent of my caloric intake from carbs, 35 from protein, and 20 from fats.
    nicole on

  • Hi Victoria I have allergies too so I buy a pea protein powder. You can get it at most health shops in a variety of flavors. Give it a go.

    Ange on

  • Hi is it possible to replace breakfast & lunch with the these meal replacement smoothies & then have a balanced dinner? If so could you eat a protein based snack mid morning between the breakfast smoothie & lunch smoothie & then another protein snack mid afternoon? A protein snack being a hard boiled egg or a handful of nuts say.

    Tina on

  • Hello! How many calories would these smoothies be? I’m starting a 1500 calorie diet and wanted to know much calories the smoothies would take up?

    Kelsey on

  • Yes you can. We recommend that you consume within 24 hours, so as to get the most benefit from the nutrients.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Hi can these be prepared over night if I wanted to replace for breakfast?

    Felicia on

  • I go over to the top right & hit menu opt., click on print, go to print preview & click on how many pages you want & viola!

    Linda on

  • I get a stomach ache from eating bananas. Do you know of a good replacement? I see I can buy banana flavoring but what about replacing the nutrition ?

    Sue on

  • Hi Carlos,
    Yes, you can use these smoothies as replacements for dinner. The Go Green Smoothie is a great option.

    Kelli Farley on

  • You can use these smoothie replacements for dinner.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Will these smoothies work better if they are replaced with dinner rather than the breakfast or lunch. I do not like to eat much for dinner I like the feeling of being light in the mornings when I wake up. Please advise

    Sushma on

  • Hi Jennifer,
    You can replace the banana with yogurt, avocado, or even tofu. 1/2 banana equals 1/2 cup of any of these previous listed substitutions.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Thanks so much for these I would like to try all, but unfortunately I am allergic to bananas and that seems to be in all of them. Is there anything else you suggest I could substitute this with? Thank you!!

    Jennifer on

  • What are the total carbs in each of these?
    I’m doing a low carb diet to begin and would like to change it up with a smoothie if possible.

    Patty on

  • We’ve never thought to make our own protein powder, but I’m sure you can. That’s a great idea, and one we’ll have to look in to.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Hi, I saw you mentioned that these smoothies can be used to replace the traditional breakfast and lunch meals…what about dinner? I was looking at the Go Green smoothie as my dinner. Would you recommend that?

    Carlos on

  • You can replace the banana with yogurt, avocado, or even tofu. 1/2 banana equals 1/2 cup of any of the previous listed substitutions.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Thanks for the recipes for the meal replacement smoothies. I want to try almost everyone of them, they sound really good and I never thought of using the combination of ingredients so these are different for me and I like that.

    Thanks again

    Rachel on

  • Hi! These sound really good! However, I have quite a few allergies. Whey, Gluten, Corn & Soy being just a few that I’m dealing with right now. I was wondering about the protein powder, what would you suggest? I’ve never seen hemp or rice powder… could I make the powder myself??

    Victoria on

  • Protein Power Crunch – 65g/serving
    Spinach Banana – 39g/serving
    Chocolate Peanut Butter – 56g/serving
    Go Green – Not Available
    Apple & Cinnamon – 38g/serving
    Carrot Cake – 34g/serving
    Healthy Start – 49g/serving

    Kelli Farley on

  • Hi Diego,
    We recommend just replacing one meal a day with one of these smoothies, or other meal replacement smoothies. Breakfast is typically the meal most people use a smoothie to replace, but lunch is also one you can replace a smoothie with.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Hi, those smoothies replace everyone of the meals ?
    Or only can replace just a meal ?

    Diego on

  • We recommend replacing breakfast with a protein packed smoothie.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Which meal do you recommend replacing with a smoothie?

    Lisa on

  • Are you looking to be able to just print the graphic?

    Kelli Farley on

  • Is there a printable friendly version of this article? Thank you.

    jmason on

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