Let’s be honest, our lives are busy and sometimes sit-down meals can be tricky to fit in. So to keep things easy and able to be grab and go, I love to have a complete meal smoothie recipe on hand, like this one!
When it comes to making a complete meal into a smoothie it’s important that the smoothie have vegetables, a little fruit for sweetness and flavor, healthy fat and protein;- which is basically everything that you would find in a meal. This helps to ensure not only satiety but also that it’s well balanced too. So that means you should have protein, healthy fat, a little healthy starch (ahem, fruit), and lots of vegetables.
For the source of protein, I used pea protein, but you can use another type of protein like grass-fed whey, hemp, sprouted rice or a blend (pea/rice). You want to make sure that regardless of the protein that there’s no artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors involved! You can also swap in different greens and fruit sources as well to mix it up.
Enjoy this tasty and well balanced smoothie as a meal replacement or have half of it as a snack!