Today I am going to share an awesome “meal replacement smoothie” or a higher calorie smoothie. I don’t really like just having liquids for a meal but I love making this smoothie when I am super hungry and will have a side of cooked veggies with it. It is perfect for days you want to eat all day, haha. Without further ado here is the smoothie!
Meal Replacement Smoothie:
-One Scoop Protein of Choice (I used Garden of Life Raw Meal)
-One Small Banana
-TBS. Hemp Seeds
-TBS. Chia Gel
-SMALL Handful Parsley
-Options I Used: Inch Fresh Aloe + Tsp. Matcha Powder
*Blend* – Note: This works best in a high speed blender like a blendtech. If you don’t have one I would leave out the parsley:).
~Protein Powder: Protein powder is an easily accessible and absorbable form of protein. It is good for satiation and muscle growth. Post on benefits of protein: HERE.
~Berries + Banana: Good source of fiber, carbs, antioxidants and natural sugars. Adding fruit to your smoothies helps add antioxidants and keeps cravings at bay.
~Spinach + Parsley: Parsley makes you smell good and is good for bloating. Spinach is full of vitamins and minerals and blends so easily you can’t even taste it. Such a great way to sneak in your veggies!
~Chia + Hemp Seeds: Amazing source of plant friendly omega 3 fats and fiber!
~Cinnamon: Great for balancing blood sugar. Especially if you can get ceylon cinnamon.
~Aloe Vera (Option): Aloe is amazing for digestion and healing of the gut. If you have any kind of digestive issues I would try and get some raw aloe. I found it at Central Market, but I have also seen it at Walmart in the tropical fruit section.
~Matcha Powder (Option): Benefits of Matcha: HERE. Matcha is pretty incredible. I would give this a read if you can. Make sure to get high quality matcha. It does make a huge difference. I linked a brand I liked in the ingredient list:).
I hope you try this out and let me know what you think in the comments below!
What is your favorite smoothie ingredients????