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Are you looking for some meal replacement shake recipes to swap some of your meals and still get the nutrients your body needs?

If so, check out our six recommendations with nutritional information, ingredient lists, and how-to instructions. 

Keep in mind that any modifications to these recipes will impact the nutritional content.

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1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

This is a delicious option if you’re a fan of the chocolate-peanut butter combo. It has a rich, creamy, and slightly nutty flavor. The higher fat content makes the shake highly satiating, which is ideal if you’re losing weight.


  • A scoop of chocolate whey protein
  • A cup of your preferred milk
  • A tablespoon of peanut butter
  • One medium banana
  • Ice


Add everything to a blender and mix until you get a smooth, creamy texture. 


  • 400-420 calories
  • 30-32 grams of protein
  • 35-37 grams of carbs
  • 14-16 grams of fat

2. Vanilla Berry Blast

Vanilla and berries go hand in hand because they have complementary tastes. The result is a sweet flavor with a fruity aftertaste.


  • A scoop of vanilla whey protein
  • Half a container of Greek yogurt
  • A cup of berries (mix or the ones you like best)
  • A handful of spinach leaves
  • Almon milk (add more for a runnier consistency or less to keep it thicker)


Add everything to a blender and mix until you get a creamy texture. Add almond milk little by little to get the consistency you prefer.


  • 340-370 calories
  • 28-30 grams of protein
  • 35-40 grams of carbs
  • 7-9 grams of fat

3. Green Power Shake

This shake has a green color and comes with all the helpful nutrients and health benefits associated with green veggies. It also has a refreshing taste and is 100% vegan-friendly.


  • A scoop of pea protein powder
  • Handful of spinach leaves
  • Half an avocado
  • One green apple, chopped or sliced
  • Coconut water


Add to a blender and mix until creamy. As with the previous shake recipe, add as much or as little coconut water as you want, depending on the consistency you’re after.


  • 260-310 calories
  • 22-25 grams of protein
  • 25-30 grams of carbs
  • 8-10 grams of fat

4. Pumpkin Pie Shake

This will be your new favorite meal replacement shake recipe if you’re a fan of pumpkins. It tastes great, offers a great nutritional boost, and only requires four ingredients.


  • A scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
  • A ¼ to ½ can of pumpkin puree (depending on the size)
  • Almond milk (add more for a more liquid consistency)
  • Cinnamon to taste


Add everything to a blender and mix until smooth. 


  • 350-400 calories
  • 25-28 grams of protein
  • 45-50 grams of carbs
  • 8-10 grams of fat

5. Blueberry Oatmeal Shake

This shake combines classic oatmeal with blueberry flavor and contains antioxidants that support health. Oats are also full of complex carbohydrates that digest more slowly and lead to steady energy levels.


  • A scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
  • Half a cup of blueberries (you can also use frozen)
  • A ¼ cup of rolled oats
  • Half a container of Greek yogurt
  • Almond milk


Add the ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Use less almond milk for a thicker consistency.


  • 300-320 calories
  • 30-32 grams of protein
  • 30-35 grams of carbs
  • 4-6 grams of fat

6. Super Seeds Shake

This super seeds shake is a fantastic option if you’re looking for something with a slightly nutty taste. It’s also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which support cardiovascular health. Plus, it’s a 100% vegan-friendly option.


  • A scoop of hemp protein powder
  • A teaspoon of chia seeds
  • A teaspoon of flaxseeds
  • A cup of mixed berries
  • Almond milk


Put the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. 


  • 390-420 calories
  • 26-28 grams of protein
  • 34-36 grams of carbs
  • 16-18 grams of fat

Final Thoughts

Meal replacement products are one of the best ways to cut down on carbs and calories you consume daily. Adding other ingredients will make them a lot healthier and tastier. Combined with workouts and a healthy diet, they can help you achieve your body goals.

Here are some additional types of meal replacement shakes depending on your weight control and fit goals:

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David Williams

A diet and fitness enthusiast, David is an ex-Army Airborne Ranger and Infantry soldier with decades of fitness and wellness experience. A West Point graduate with a degree in engineering, he focuses on technical research related to fitness, nutrition, and wellness. He loves the beach and working out, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

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