January 12, 2022

3 Healthy Meal Replacement Recipes

General, Healthy Living, Leg / Vein Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss

Smoothies offer many health benefits as a versatile beverage for any taste and dietary preference. Drinking smoothies as meal replacements can cut out processed carbohydrates and the calories that come with them. A study from Current Nutrition & Food Science found that people lost over 18 pounds in 12 weeks after replacing breakfast and lunch with a high-protein smoothie.

Try these three smoothie recipes to help increase your health while having a tasty meal replacement!

Triple Berry Smoothie

While any combination of berries will work for this smoothie, we decided to go with strawberry, blackberry and raspberry.


1 banana

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup frozen blackberries, plus more for garnish (optional)

1 cup frozen raspberries

1 1/4 cups almond milk

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

Get the full recipe on Delish.

Kale Smoothie

Whether you do or don’t like the taste of kale, we can all agree on the health benefits it can provide. Kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet and can help lower cholesterol. Try this recipe that’s loaded with bananas and peaches to hide the kale taste.


1 cup almond milk

1 medium frozen banana

2 kale leaves, stems removed

2 to 3 small ripe peaches, frozen, or 1/2 to 1 cup diced mango, frozen

1/2 teaspoon grated ginger

1/2 teaspoon matcha, optional

Handful of ice

Get the full recipe on Love & Lemons.

Banana Nut Smoothie

This smoothie not only tastes great, it will leave you feeling full to avoid overeating. Walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals to help increase the added health value of this recipe.


1 1/2 cups ice

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup coconut water

3 tablespoons walnut pieces

2 dried dates, pitted and coarsely chopped

1/2 medium banana, peeled

Get the full recipe on Food Network.

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