by: Yuri Elkaim

13 Healthy Meal Replacement Smoothies for Busy People Squeezing in a meal can seem impossible on busy days.

Skipping breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Not always a good idea (unless you’re doing an intermittent fast).

Why? Because your body needs nutrients to keep you going.

That’s why I love meal replacement smoothies.

They’re a quick way to get in nutrients, and a smoothie with the right ingredients can fill you up and act as a stand-in for a real meal.

Plus, there are tons of flavor combinations, which helps prevent boredom and falling into the “same-old-same-old” rut.

Ideally your meal replacement smoothie should have both protein and fiber, which work to keep you full and satisfied, among other health benefits. You can also sneak in leafy greens and fruit to add antioxidants and boost the nutrition of your smoothie.

Try out these 13 healthy smoothies for busy people – they’ll not only keep your tastebuds happy but they’ll give your body a balance of vitamins and minerals to get you through your day.

13 Meal Replacement Smoothies You’ll Love

1. Very Berry Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Very Berry Chocolate Protein Smoothie via Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Need a healthy chocolate fix? Try this berry-chocolate smoothie.

It’s packed with the health benefits of berries, chia seeds, almond milk, and protein powder.

Find the recipe here: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

2. Oat Avocado Smoothie

While the name of this smoothie might not sound so appetizing, its flavors and benefits will help it become a go-to on busy days.

It’s high in protein and fiber for a filling post-workout drink or meal replacement breakfast.

Find the recipe here: Blender Babes

3. The Ultimate Healthy Meal Replacement Smoothie

The Ultimate Healthy Smoothie Meal

Greens, pineapple, mango, coconut milk and flaxseed make this a tropical taste delight, while protein powder adds sustenance and a delicious hint of vanilla.

It’s a truly balanced meal replacement.

This smoothie is also customizable, so if you want to include ingredients you have on-hand, have at it!

Find the recipe here: Yuri Elkaim

4. Orange Mango Recovery Smoothie

Protein powder and cashews gives this Orange Mango Recovery Smoothie and edge up on other smoothies.

Plus, you can’t beat the sunny taste combo of orange and mango, which is just what you need to break up your day.

Find the recipe here: Running on Real Food

5. Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Almond Breakfast Smoothie via ifoodreal

If you love almonds you’re going to love this one, which features complex carbohydrates, plant-based protein, and healthy fats all in one glass.

Oats, protein powder, almonds, and almond milk give this recipe everything you need in a healthy meal replacement smoothie.

Find the recipe here: ifoodreal

6. The Husband Protein Smoothie

This is a hearty smoothie that will satisfy even the biggest appetites – and the finickiest of tastebuds, too.

Packed with fruits, veggies, and heaps of protein from hemps seeds and almond butter, this smoothie is truly a meal.

Find the recipe here: Happy Healthy Mama

7. No-Hunger Post-Workout Shake

No-Hunger Post-Workout Shake via Yuri Elkaim

Stop your hunger pangs before they start with this creative and delicious smoothie that has unexpected ingredients.

It features blended northern beans, chia and hemp seeds, and almond butter for protein and healthy fats, as well as other ingredients for the perfect post-recovery or meal replacement smoothie.

Find the recipe here: Yuri Elkaim

8. Almond Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Get the taste of a PB & J without gobbling a sandwich in this yummy almond butter and jelly smoothie.

Along with amazing flavor, you’ll get healthy balanced meal fats, carbs, and protein, leaving you satiated without feeling overly full.

Find the recipe here: Blender Babes

9. Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie via Jennifer Meyering

Think “chunky monkey” with this delicious peanut butter shake, which is packed with protein and includes a delightful banana flavor.

Find the recipe here: Jennifer Meyering

10. Chocolate Cherry Superfoods Protein Smoothie

Chocolate and cherry?

Yes please!

This classic combo is made healthy thanks to protein powder, avocado for heathy fats, and superfood cherries.

Find the recipe here: Blender Babes

11. Blueberry Coconut Protein Smoothie

Blueberry Coconut Protein Smoothie via Natural Chow

This smoothie offers easy way to deliver nutrients to your body, and it tastes great too!

Try swapping out a meal for this yummy drink and reap the benefits of antioxidant-rich blueberries and heart-healthy coconut milk.

Find the recipe here: Natural Chow

12. Leprechuan Protein Smoothie

This minty green smoothie can be enjoyed any time you need to sneak in a drinkable meal.

It’s loaded with healthy fats and has plenty of protein to keep you energized for your day. Plus, you’ll love the refreshing vanilla-mint flavor.

Find the recipe here: Ketodiet Blog

13. Avocado Banana Protein Shake

Nutrient-dense avocados give this smoothie a creamy texture and heart-healthy fats.

When you’re short on time, this is a great choice because the combo of ingredients in this shake will keep you feeling full for hours.

Find the recipe here: Youthful Habits

Easy and Portable Meals in a Glass

Instead of skipping a meal or grabbing a last-minute, not-so-healthy snack to tide you over, plan ahead with these healthy and delicious meal replacement smoothies.

From coconut citrus to berry chocolate, choose any of the 13 meal replacement smoothies above to give your body healthy nutrients in a quick and convenient drink.

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Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.