Homemade Fruit Meal-Replacement Drinks


A meal-replacement drink should encompass all that a regular meal would, including protein, carbs, fat and vitamins. Meal-replacement drinks are convenient and can be made ahead of time and enjoyed up to two days later. Meal-replacement drinks can give you a needed dose of vitamins and minerals all at once that are hard to get with a regular meal.

Strawberry Banana A Go Go Fruit Meal-Replacement Drink

Put 1-1/4 cups of water, 1 tbsp. skim milk powder, 1 tbsp. high-quality plain protein powder, 1 tsp. flax oil, 6 frozen strawberries and 1 frozen banana into a blender. Blend well on high until thoroughly mixed. Pour into a glass and enjoy. Leftovers can be refrigerated and enjoyed later.

Banana and Pumpkin Meal-Replacement Shake

Mix 1 cup nonfat milk, half a banana, 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, a hint of vanilla extract, 1 oz. high-quality vanilla protein powder, 1/8 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, and 3 ice cubes on high in a blender. Pour into a glass to enjoy. Any leftover drink can be placed in the fridge to drink later.

In the Tropics Meal-Replacement Drink

Put 1-1/4 cup water, half a frozen banana, half a mango, 4 frozen strawberries, 2 tbsp. frozen pina colada mix (or 1/8 tsp. natural coconut extract), 1 tbsp. high- quality plain protein powder, and 1 tsp. flax oil into a blender. Blend well and pour into a glass. You can add 6 ice cubes if you want a frozen version of this meal-replacement drink. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Get Your Java Fix Meal-Replacement Drink

Mix half a banana, 1 cup nonfat milk, 2 tsp. instant coffee, 1 oz. high-quality chocolate protein mix, and 3 ice cubes in a blender on high. Pour the mixture into a cup or glass and drink as a replacement to a meal. Any leftover mix can be refrigerated.

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