Healthy Habits: Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipes

When it comes to deliciousness and convenience, smoothies are our go-to meal in a cup. After all, it takes significantly less time to prepare a smoothie when we’re in a rush to head out the door. But did you know that if made with the correct ingredients, smoothies are a great meal replacement while still getting the essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs? When holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque first introduced us to her Be Well Smoothie and the formula behind it, we knew we were hooked for good.

So what does the perfect smoothie meal consist of? Lucky for us, Kelly has broken down the ideal smoothie into exact ingredients, making our lives a whole lot easier! The trick behind a meal replacement smoothie is ensuring that it’s chock-full of healthy fats, protein and fiber so that you aren’t left hungry after you take your last sip. Over the years, one mishap that we’ve found ourselves making is adding too much fruit to our smoothies. While consuming fruit is part of your dietary needs, too much fruit can actually turn into unwanted fat. According to Kelly in this post, fructose turns to fat faster than any other form of carbohydrate. Not to mention you’re going to be hungry soon after if your smoothie is chock full of just fruits and greens. Ever since we found out that fun fact, we’ve vowed to stick to no more than ½ cup of fruit per smoothie. Now that you’re more aware of what your smoothie should and should not consist of, here’s Kelly’s perfectly calculated formula for her Be Well Smoothie that will keep you full long after your last sip:

Healthy meal replacement smoothie recipes

Be Well Smoothie formula:

  • 20g minimum of protein
  • 10g minimum of fiber
  • 1 tablespoon fat
  • a handful of greens
  • ¼ cup of fruit
  • superfoods
  • liquid

As you can see from this formula, there’s a lot of room to create a smoothie fit to your taste buds. Some of our personal favorite Be Well Smoothies include the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry Coconut Creme, and Peanut Butter Cacao Nib smoothies. For Kelly’s complete list of Be Well Smoothies, be sure to check out her website here.

Will you be trying a Be Well By Kelly approved smoothie?

Let us know if you mix one up by leaving a comment below!

XO Team LC

Photos: Be Well By Kelly
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  • Leah Kauffman

    I love smoothies as meal replacements. I started with going to Smoothie King and getting them there….but when I got the Magic Bullet blender for my bday, I have been making my own smoothies. Such an easy breakfast in the morning. Plus, they taste amazing!

  • I love having smoothies for a meal. I’m always creating and trying a new one.

  • Thank you so much for this great recipe! <3 I actually really love replacing my meals with smoothies because they're not only filling and delicious, but they make me feel so healthy!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Green smoothies are my favourite, especially for breakfast! ♥

    Amy // snippetsofamy.co.uk

  • Lisa Autumn

    Green smoothies are so lovely.. I love the combination of pineapple and spinach!

    xx Lisa
    lisaautumn.com