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Meal Replacement Smoothies


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


Tim didn't have his morning shake.


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!



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


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
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


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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