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6 Easy & Healthy Smoothie Recipes to Blend & Sip On the Go

Plus, how to pack in more protein.

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Headshot Crop By Cara O'Bleness March 28, 2022

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Smoothies are hands down my favorite meal replacement. Whether for breakfast, lunch, or a quick snack, healthy smoothie recipes combine proteins, carbs, and good-for-you fats for a convenient and portable dose of nutrition. Smoothies make for great pre- and post-workout snacks and tend to be slightly more nutritious than green juices because they blend whole fruits and vegetables rather than juicing them, resulting in more fiber intake.

When consuming a smoothie as a meal replacement, nutritionists recommend including at least 25 g of protein (you can get away with 10 g if it’s just a snack), which will help keep you fuller for longer. If you find your stomach grumbling shortly after sipping on a smoothie, make your concoction more substantial by adding one of the following protein-packed ingredients to your blender:

  • Protein powder

  • Oats

  • Chia, hemp, or flax seeds

  • Greek yogurt

  • A spoonful of your favorite nut butter

  • Avocado

  • Tofu

  • Quinoa

Add These Smoothie Recipes to Your Weekly Meal Plan

Try blending up one of our favorite healthy and satisfying smoothie recipes!

Danny Saltos’ Post-Workout Cookie Dough Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 c. ice

  • ½ frozen banana

  • ½ c. frozen cucumber slices

  • 1 tbsp. sugar-free dark chocolate chips

  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds

  • 1 tbsp. almond butter

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

  • Dash of cinnamon

  • ½ c. water

Download Danny Saltos’ TWD fitness app for preparation instructions and more tasty recipes!

Sadie Jane’s Banana Bread Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 c. almond milk

  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds

  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds

  • 2 scoops collagen peptides

  • ¼ c. rolled oats

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1 frozen banana

For full preparation instructions — and other smoothie recipes, including a Goddess Smoothie Bowl and Super Green Smoothie — download Sadie Jane’s fitness app.

Juice’s Post-Workout Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 4-6 oz. water, plus ice (optional)

  • Protein powder

  • ½ c. frozen blueberries

  • ½ c. frozen strawberries

  • ½ frozen banana

  • 1 tbsp. almond butter

  • ½ c. oats

Download Juice & Toya’s fitness app for step-by-step instructions, where you’ll also find Toya’s Post-Workout Smoothie Bowl recipe, as well as the duo’s workouts of the week and more.

Michelle Khare’s Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 c. baby spinach

  • 1 c. baby kale

  • ½ green apple, chopped

  • ½ c. frozen banana, sliced

  • ½ c. almond milk

  • 1 ½ tsp. fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 ½ tsp. honey

  • Optional ingredients: dates, agave, lime juice

For instructions, download Michelle Khare’s MK Fit app, which also includes gym and home programs, mobility workouts, and more.

Magnus Lygdback’s Berry Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 c. baby spinach

  • ½ c. unsweetened almond or oat milk

  • ½ c. fresh or frozen strawberries

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

  • Water, if necessary

Download Magnus Lydgback’s Magnus Method App for additional smoothie recipes — including a Post-Workout Blueberry Smoothie and Simple Green Smoothie recipe — as well as the programs he uses to train his celebrity clientele like Gal Gadot, Charlize Theron, and Ben Affleck.

Yogozkenz’s Antioxidant Raspberry Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. orange juice or almond milk

  • ½ c. to 1 c. vanilla Greek yogurt

  • 1 c. frozen mixed berries

  • 1 scoop 1st Phorm’s Opti-Reds 50

  • 1 scoop 1st Phorm’s Opti-Greens 50

  • 1 c. fresh spinach

For instructions, more recipes (including an Easy Red Mango Smoothie and Easy Green Mango Smoothie), yoga flows, and more, download Yogoskenz’s yoga fitness app.

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Cara O'Bleness

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Cara is a passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media. She loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. In her free time, Cara is an avid reader, enjoys meditating, and loves spending time with her husband and their chihuahua pug mix, Callie, streaming the latest horror flick or true crime documentary. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.

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