HOW TO TURN A GREEN SMOOTHIE INTO A MEAL
A green smoothie can be made into a full and satisfying meal. The key to replacing meals with green smoothies is including healthy fats and proteins. Healthy fats and proteins are the way to go if you want to power up with green smoothies as a meal replacement. This combo will keep you feeling full and give you the energy you need to carry you through until your next snack or meal. Below are our favourite options for green smoothie meal replacement boosters:
STEP 1 // PICK A PLANT-BASED PROTEIN
Plant-based proteins keep your body full and give you lots of energy. These boosters also help repair your muscles, which is perfect for that post-workout buzz.
- Hemp hearts
- Chia seeds
- Plant-based protein powder
- Rolled oats
STEP 2 // PICK A HEALTHY FAT
Healthy fats protect your heart, keep your energy levels up, boost metabolism, and lower bad cholesterol levels. So please don’t skip the fats. They’re actually really, really good for you! And these ingredients below make your green smoothies extra creamy.
- Coconut oil
- Almond butter
- Chia seeds (loaded with lots of healthy fats and protein, making them a great everyday booster)
PART 3 // PUT ’EM TOGETHER AND THIS IS WHAT YOU GET…
Healthy Fat + Plant-based Protein = Meal Replacement Boosters
Green smoothies are the perfect fast food and adding these boosters will save you lots of time in the kitchen and keep you away from any drive-thru food that will wreck havoc on your body.
Use one of these meal replacement booster combos in your next green smoothie. The boosts below are measured for our delicious Simple Green Smoothies recipes, which serve 2.
- 4 tablespoons hemp hearts + ½ avocado
- 4 tablespoons plant-based protein powder + 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons almond butter + ¼ cup rolled oats
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds + 4oz silken tofu
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds + 2 tablespoons coconut oil
You can find all of these ingredients at your local health food store, or if you live remotely, then you can order them online.