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Meal Replacement Smoothies

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Lately I've been sucking at balancing my meals. I don't know if it's the winter blues or just crazy work days, but I'm either stuffing my face with snacks all day or starving myself until I get home. So I decided to start making meal replacement smoothies at night to bring with me to work. I don't drink them everyday, but definitely during "workout days" since the protein powder we use (here) is a great post-workout (and a 10 lb bag lasts a long time!). 

First off, I love my blender. We bought the Bella Blender at Target on Black Friday a couple years back and the best part about it is that it's single-serving so we each can pick our own ingredients. Each serving also fits in a Mason Jar perfectly so travel (even in the city) is super easy with its storage caps (found here).

My Smoothie Ingredients:

  • Frozen fruit (with no added sugar or added ingredients)
  • 1 scoop of Protein Powder (I prefer Vanilla, but your choice)
  • Milk or Water (amount varies on your preferred consistency)
  • 2-3 spoonfuls of plain Greek Yogurt 
  • 1/4 cup of uncooked oatmeal (optional)
  • OR 1/4 cup of raw spinach (also optional)

Blend & place in freezer (or fridge depending on when you plan to drink it) - & enjoy!

*Update - Post-Workout Smoothie recipe now added!

- J

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Tim

Stop starting sentences with the word "SO". Please.

Carl

Tim didn't have his morning shake.

Tausha

About how many calories would you say one of these shakes has?

Eli & Eve

Hi Tausha,
It really depends on which ingredients you choose - oatmeal will carry more calories than spinach for example. If I had to pick a range I would say 350-400 on average with the protein powder making up half. The point of this recipe is to be a meal replacement so a higher calorie intake isn't a bad thing here, especially if you're already active. If you're super active and your body needs more protein I suggest adding a little peanut or almond butter. Thanks for reading!

-J

Tausha

Ok thank you : ) I'm trying my first one today and stepping up my exercise routine a bit. Trying to get in better shape and drop a few lbs. We'll see how it goes!

CiCi Tunsson

SO I love it really good I use when ever I have had major dental work

Linda

How portable is your blender for traveling?
I am looking for a travel blender since my husband needs to keep track of his nutrition while we are traveling(we are 65 years old).
So, far we have found this https://onebagger.com/drink-delicious-smoothies-while-traveling-with-this-portable-blender/
Do you think its good enough?
Thank you for the recipe. Will try that out.

Jordan Bremus-Wyles

Hi Linda,
I currently use a regular blender and blend within a mason jar which makes clean-up so much easier (make sure to use the pulse button to manually blend to prevent breaking). I used to own the Bella Bullet (now called Bella Rocket). It broke during our move last year - I dropped it :( - but I enjoyed it. It's compact enough for travel.

Jordan Bremus-Wyles

Thanks, CiCi! I hope you're dental work is coming to an end soon.

Magdalene Mwangi

Yummy, recipe noted, thanks for sharing

CARRIE O

Thanks for sharing this recipe. What a great way to store a smoothie for later consumption! Dollar store here I come. 😊

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