Meal Replacement Smoothie for Weight Loss

Weight Loss Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipe

This vegan Weight Loss Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipe is just 317 calories, and it has 26.5g of protein!

These are the perfect breakfast meal replacement smoothies, but I also love to have them for lunches and dinners. I’ve recently added 5 additional flavors (6 smoothies total) and a topping guide to make this quite the fancy and healthy meal.

Weight Loss Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipe

No matter what time of day you want to make a healthy meal replacement smoothie, this one will fill you up and keep you full for hours.

Plus, with fat burning ingredients like berries, almond milk, and spinach, this filling smoothie meal will help boost your metabolism!

Why You’ll Love this Meal Replacement Shake:

  • Boosts Weight Loss – filled with fat burning ingredients, this metabolism boosting smoothie boosts weight loss!
  • 26.5g of Protein – this smoothie meal is packed with protein thanks to almond butter and protein powder!
  • Extra Filling – with lots of protein, uncooked oats (they expand in your tummy!) and a health dose of greens, this extra filling smoothie will full and happy.
  • Perfect Amount of Calories – this yummy meal replacement shake is 317 calories (before toppings- so you have lots of room to add them!)
  • Comes with Toppings – who said smoothie bowls get to have all the fun?! I suppled you with a toppings guide, and tips on adding toppings to your weight loss smoothies.
  • Low Cost – these drinks are low cost, especially if you get frozen berries and frozen spinach! This makes the entire recipe a freezer+pantry meal which means nothing goes to waste and you save money. Plus it costs just about $2 per smoothie to make!

Healthy Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipe

Health Benefits of Meal Replacement Shakes

Meal replacement drinks are a great way to give your body a boost of nutrition, in a healthy and fast way. With so many health benefits, I wanted to share my favorite (go-to) meal replacement shake so you can give it a try too.

Weight Loss Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipe

1. Low calories – Meal replacement smoothies are low in calories and great for weight loss. It helps control appetite so you eat less throughout the day, saving you calories all day long! (1)

2. Proven weight loss – Research has found that meal replacement shakes can help boost weight loss. One study tracked two groups of people on their weight loss journal (one control and one meal replacement smoothie group). The group that used replacement shakes lost 8.6% of their initial body weight! (2)(3)

3. Full of nutrients A meal replacement shake is a healthy option on busy days. Packed full of protein, healthy carbs, greens, fruit, and healthy fats, it’s a one stop shop for everything your body needs. (4)

4. Added fiber – In addition to filling protein, meal replacement shakes are also high in fiber. This helps you feel fuller, longer and also promotes digestion. (5)

5. Helps you avoid the drive though – When life gets busy, we often fall off our diets. Those drive troughs are just too convenient! But making a meal replacement shake is quick and easy, and requires virtually no clean up!

More than just a weight loss smoothie, this meal replacement drink is a great option anytime you are in a rush, on the go, or just not into cooking.

Ingredients for Meal Replacement Smoothies

Though I like to use a bag of frozen berry medley to make this meal smoothie, you can choose your favorite berries or your own combination. The important note here, is that you use frozen fruit in smoothie recipes for meal replacements. This will help them thicken up, and it will keep the meal replacement shake recipes cold. Of course you can always get fresh fruit and freeze it.

Here are 5 more fruit combinations you can use in place of the berries. They will all help boost metabolism (just like the original meal shake) and will need one cup total of fruit, per serving.

5 More Fruit Combos for Meal Replacement Smoothies to Lose Weight:

  1. Mango / Banana / Pineapple
  2. Cherry / Papaya / Blueberry
  3. Pineapple / Apple / Banana
  4. Banana / Strawberry / Blueberry
  5. Orange / Strawberry / Banana
Weight Loss Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipe

Smoothie Toppings:

  • Fresh Berries
  • Flaked Coconut
  • Homemade Granola
  • Honey Drizzle
  • Chopped Nuts

Who says toppings are just for smoothie bowls? I love to add toppings to my meal replacement smoothies… I drink down the smoothie and then I have a little treat at the end to eat with a spoon. This makes the shake feel more like a meal, and that is after all, what a meal replacement shake is all about.

The Best Protein Powders:

  • Plant Based Vanilla Protein Powder (great for vegans and vegetarians)
  • Vanilla Flavored Whey Protein (meat based protein powder)
  • Vanilla Flavored Collagen Powder (you can find meat and plant based)

My favorite is plant based Vanilla Protein Powder (see the link in recipe card!), but really any will work. Collagen has many added benefits like joint, skin, and heat health. And whey has been a staple in the weight loss community for years. Choose your favorite, or try a new one each month until you find a favorite.

How to Make Meal Replacement Smoothies

You can enjoy this healthy smoothie for dinner, lunch, or breakfast.

It will help keep you full for hours, and also help fuel your workouts… Making these meal replacement smoothies for lose weight perfect before or after a work out.

Weight Loss Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipe

How to Make Meal Replacement Shakes:

  1. Add the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, adding more water 1/8 of a cup at a time to reach desired thickness.
  3. Pour into a glass and immediately rinse your blender out (to stop the ingredients from sticking to the inside).

Weight Loss Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipe

Meal replacement shakes recipes are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinners. If you want to make your smoothie thicker, or make it into a smoothie bowl, here are some times on making an extra thick Smoothie or Smoothie Bowl.

Make these smoothies as meal replacements for weight loss anytime of the day, and enjoy all the metabolism boosting ingredients in one glass.

Be sure to see above for 5 more meal replacement smoothie flavors!

Weight Loss Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipe

Weight Loss Meal Replacement Smoothie

Lose Weight By Eating
This weight loss meal replacement smoothie recipe is just 317 calories and will keep you full for hours.
The vegan meal replacement for weight loss has 26.5g of plant based protein!
With fat burning ingredients like berries, almond milk, and spinach, this meal replacement smoothie will help boost your metabolism, while it fills you up.
4.98 from 48 votes
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Blending Time: 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Breakfast, meal replacement
Cuisine American
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 317 kcal



  • 1 cup assorted frozen berry medley (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or your favorite nut butter
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 tablespoon uncooked oatmeal or gluten free oatmeal
  • 1 cup water and more to thin as needed/desired


  • Add the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth, adding more water 1/8 of a cup at a time to reach desired thickness.
  • Pour into a glass and immediately rinse your blender out (to stop the ingredients from sticking to the inside).


Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 31.1gProtein: 26.5gFat: 13.8gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 503mgFiber: 10.3gSugar: 8.9gCalcium: 86mgIron: 7mg
Keyword breakfast, meal replacement, Smoothies
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Nutrition and Calories in Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipes

The nutrition and calories shown below are based off 1 serving (the full recipe above – it’s for 1 serving) of the low calorie meal replacement smoothie for weight loss.

Weight Loss Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipe

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is my goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

Frequently Asked Questions – Meal Replacement Q&A

Are smoothies good meal replacements?

If you want to replace a meal with a smoothie, make sure to choose a “Meal Replacement Smoothie”. These meal replacement shakes/smoothies have healthy fats, carbs, and lots of protein.

Are meal replacements shakes good for weight loss?

Meal replacement shakes are great for weight loss! They fill you up and give you all the necessary nutrients your body needs. This Weight Loss Meal Replacement Shake Recipe includes fresh ingredients to really boost nutrition and fill you up!

How many calories should a smoothie be as a meal replacement?

Meal Replacement Smoothies should be 300-450 calories.
Try this 317 calorie Weight Loss Meal Replacement Smoothie Recipe! It has OVER 26g protein!

Is it OK to only drink meal replacement shakes?

It’s ok to have just 1 meal replacement shake for a single meal, but not for the entire day’s worth of food. Ideally replace just 1 meal with a meal replacement shake per day. But if you must, you can replace 2-3 meals per day for a short period.

Is it OK to drink smoothies everyday?

Drinking smoothies each day is a great way to boost nutrition and lose weight! Make sure to add fresh ingredients and protein to your Meal Replacement Smoothie.

What is the number 1 meal replacement shake?

Depending on your dietary needs, there are many great meal replacement shakes. But this Weight Loss Meal Replacement Shake Recipe is the best for all diets it’s Vegan, Gluten-Free, Allergen Free!

15 More Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes:

These weight loss smoothies range from fat burning, to bloat reducing. Some help you clear you out (see the papaya for more info…) and they all help boost metabolism.

And if you’re looking for a more “traditional” flavored smoothie, try this Protein Packed Strawberry Banana Meal Replacement Shake.

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