Fortunately, healthy meal replacement shakes make it easy to keep calories in check when you may be too busy to think about making healthy choices. Try these meal replacement shakes as an easy and tasty way to get the nutrition you need and feel fulfilled while leaving out the calories.
Shake #1: Morning Energy
½ cup of freshly prepared and chilled green tea
½ cup of milk (or soy milk as a dairy substitute0)
½ cup of fresh spinach
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for added flavor, if desired
Forget coffee and energy drinks – if you find yourself needing a boost of energy in the morning, this is the shake for you. It is best served to those who normally have a light breakfast, but can be thickened by adding more fruit. Try not to add more spinach, unless you don’t mind the taste being overtaken by it.
Shake #2: Ultimate Nutrition
2 cups of fresh spinach
1 cup of grapes
1 medium pear
½ medium avocado
1 cup of yogurt
This shake can easily replace your nutritional needs for breakfast or lunch. It provides vitamins A, C, K, and B6; protein, fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, and a variety of other nutrients. Use regular yogurt if you need long-term energy; opt for the higher protein Greek yogurt for workouts and weight loss.
Shake #3: Winding Down
3 tablespoons of peanut butter
1 cup of milk (or dairy substitute)
1 cup diced pineapple
Vanilla extract and/or maple syrup for taste
After an intense workout, the body needs to repair itself. This shake is packed full of nature’s agents of recuperation. It is great after any exercise, or as a dinner shake to help your body get back to full strength in the morning.