Healthy Eating

3 Smoothies That Are Almost as Filling as a Full Meal

Because sometimes life gets crazy and a homemade lunch just isn’t gonna happen.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

If we’re being honest, sometimes making a full nourishing meal right before our busy work day starts, or right smack in the middle of the day just doesn’t happen. Life gets busy, and we run out of time. But, this doesn’t mean you should completely skip a meal — filling smoothies, packed full of nutritional goodness can easily be the difference between feeling those blood sugar levels plummet or feeling like a total boss as you power through your day. 

And, to give you exactly what you need to toss ingredients into your blender and get going, we’re sharing the secret sauce to making those filling smoothies your body craves. 

Say goodbye to missed meals and enter the power of blending up a “meal” on the go. 

The Secret to Making Your Smoothies Filling

First, let’s talk about the fact that not all smoothies are filling. If you’re sipping on a store-bought option, chances are, it’s full of added sugar (hello blood sugar swings) — not to mention the fact that there needs to be a balance with what you put into your smoothie. 

Just like we want to focus on balance when prepping a meal, we want to do the same when blending up filling smoothies — think healthy fats, protein, and complex carbs. 

This perfect balance looks something like this: 

Carb: Low-sugar fruit like berries. 

Fat: Avocado or nut butter. 

Protein: A scoop of your favorite protein powder (check out JS Health X FitOn Protein for a no added sugar option) or full-fat unsweetened Greek yogurt. 

Blend up your balanced shake with some unsweetened almond or coconut milk, and you have yourself a delicious shake that can serve as a quick meal replacement on a busy day. 

Our Favorite Add-ins For Filling Smoothies 

In addition to creating a balance when blending up your favorite smoothies, we also like to add some extra superfoods to help give you an added dose of energy and nourishment. 

Why? Because the foods you eat need to help you feel like the boss that you are to tackle your to-do list and daily sweat sesh. 

Here are some of our go-to smoothie superfood add-ins: 

  • Chia, flax, and hemp seeds
  • Coconut or MCT oil 
  • Avocado 
  • Coconut butter 
  • Almond butter 
  • Dark leafy greens

3 Filling Smoothies to Keep You Full Between Meals 

Hungry yet? We’re sharing three filling smoothie recipes that will nourish your body and help keep your belly full when making a homemade lunch just isn’t gonna happen. 

#1 Raspberries & Coconut Cream Smoothie

Serves: 1


  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 
  • 1 cup full-fat unsweetened Greek yogurt (use coconut or almond yogurt for a dairy-free option) 
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries 
  • ¼ avocado, sliced 
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds 
  • 1 tbsp raw honey 

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. 

Sip and enjoy a nourishing shake on the go! 

#2 Avocado Mint Cacao Smoothie 

Serves: 1


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • ½ avocado, sliced 
  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves or ⅛ tsp pure peppermint extract 
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs (or unsweetened dark chocolate chips)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. 

Sip and enjoy this healthy mint chocolate chip shake! 

#3 Guilt-Free Rocky Road Smoothie

Serves: 1


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 scoop JS Health X FitOn protein powder (flavor of choice)
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • 1 tbsp raw unsweetened cacao powder 
  • 1 tbsp almonds 
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter 
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp raw honey 

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. 

Sip and enjoy this smoothie that tastes like dessert! 

Don’t Get Hangry — Try a Smoothie Instead

Skipping meals can result in irritability, a lack of energy, and can leave us feeling downright hangry. So, even on the super busy days, take care of you by nourishing your body with what it needs to help you feel your best. 

If you’re too busy to cook and are tempted to just wait to eat until your next meal, blend up one of these smoothies — you’ll thank yourself later when you have the energy to tackle the rest of the day.