Add these cooling, slimming, and delicious shakes to your summertime lifestyle.
Oh sweet summer. It’s full of long days, lots of activity, and heat. That combination means you need energy to get through the work day and then spend those extra hours of evening daylight getting an outdoor workout in, cooking up an al fresco dinner with family and friends, and spending countless hours running around on the beach and swimming in the ocean on the weekend. That’s where meal replacement shake recipes come in.
Shakes are perfect for adding to your healthy summer lifestyle because they’re cooling and slimming. They fill you up with delicious, nourishing ingredients that will keep bloat at bay, are perfect for a busy lifestyle since you can sip on the go, and allow you to keep from overheating in a hot boardroom meeting or with the sun shining down by the swimming pool.
Need a little inspiration? The following 16 meal replacement shake recipes cover a little bit of everything, from satisfying your sweet tooth to providing you a caffeine boost, and options for vegans as well. So whether you want to drink something satisfying prior to your workout in the morning, or at your desk during lunch, these are the healthiest ways to fill up without weighing you down.
So go ahead and enjoy these wonderful meal replacement shakes without any guilt, plus all the excitement that comes with fun colors, from a mean green machine to a fruity, tropical paradise in a cup.
1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
We might as well kick off the list with a sweet tooth lover’s dream combination: chocolate and peanut butter. This delicious duo is exactly what you need for a boost of energizing and filling protein when the cookies are calling your name.
2. Spiced Green Tea Smoothie
Need a morning jolt? Combine your breakfast with your coffee in this spiced green tea smoothie, which is a perfect morning fat-burning beverage that will fill you up and provide you a healthy, long-lasting dose of caffeine.
3. Chia Seed Berry Yogurt Smoothie
This is the perfect on-the-go breakfast smoothie when you don’t have time to sit down with a bowl of yogurt. The addition of chia seeds makes for a protein-packed shake to keep you from mid-morning snacking.
4. Clean Coconut Protein Shake
This clean coconut shake is the perfect addition to your meal replacement shake recipes if you’re looking for something that feels as tropical as your afternoon oceanside.
5. Banana Split Workout Protein Smoothie
Power through your workout with this delicious banana split smoothie that provides you some serious energy thanks to the addition of chocolate protein powder. The fresh strawberries, banana, coconut milk, and peanut butter make for a mouthwatering shake.
6. Mango Lassi Smoothie
A fresh combination of mango, plain Greek yogurt, cinnamon, cardamom, milk of choice, and raw honey makes for a creamy, dreamy shake you’ll love.
7. Kale & Orange Smoothie
Get a healthy dose of succulent greens in this recipe. You won’t even notice them when combined with the sweet and powerful fruits!
8. Morning Power-Up Energy Shake
Add this power-up energy shake to your meal replacement shake recipes if you’re looking for something quick and delicious to consume before or after your morning workout.
9. Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie
Wake up slow, but motivated, on the weekend with this succulent strawberry sunrise smoothie that will inspire you to get moving, get to the beach or park, and seize the Saturday!
10. Vegan Mango-Almond Milkshake
Looking for a creamy, sweat, nutty shake that’s full of nourishing ingredients and perfect for your vegan lifestyle? Then this tropical milkshake is a dream come true for you.
11. Creamy Orange Passion Smoothie
Skip the endless orange and vanilla popsicles your kids are craving on a hot summer day, and whip up this healthy creamy orange passion smoothie instead that you all can enjoy. It’s filled with good-for-you ingredients like almond milk and Greek yogurt, so you can all sip back lunch while you run around on a hot summer’s day.
12. Mango Smoothie Parfait
With this smoothie, you’ll fully benefit from smoothie ingredients while still getting the nutrition of a parfait! It’s filled with all kinds of good ingredients, like strawberries and blueberries. Toss in your favorite granola for some plant-based protein and a good crunch, and you have yourself a winner! This is one of my favorite ways to start my day.
13. Vegan Avocado Spinach Smoothie
Full of healthy fats and oh so creamy goodness, this thick and delicious superfood shake features an incredibly healthy and heavenly recipe that offers up a mean green color that will make you feel healthy just by looking at it!
14. Quinoa Banana Berry Smoothie
Whip up this nutty, rich recipe that’s filled with a wonderful combination of creamy banana and tart berry. The addition of brewed green tea makes for an all-in-one breakfast shake you’ll be happy you added to your meal replacement shake recipes.
15. Wild Blueberry, Mint, and Flax Seed Smoothie
A refreshing combination of mint and wild blueberry combines incredibly with the earthiness of flax seed, which is filled with fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
16. Superfood Strawberry & Goji Berry Smoothie
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