Dinner Smoothie Recipe

If you are trying to lose weight, or simply fancy a quick dinner, this smoothie for dinner is ideal.

It takes 5 minutes to make, and it’s nutritious and filling enough to serve as a dinner.

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Smoothie For Dinner

Smoothie For Dinner (High Protein)

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End your day with a nutritious Dinner Smoothie, crafted from a balanced mix of vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats to satisfy hunger in a nutritious way.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 heaped cup of cooked beans (I used canned)
  • 1 tablespoon of nut butter (I used almond)
  • 1 cup of frozen banana slices
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons of rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the beans if using from a can.
  2. Add them to a blender first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Depending on the power of your blender.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe notes, smoothie benefits, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 555
  • Sugar: 19.3g
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 77.2g
  • Fiber: 21.1g
  • Protein: 43.2g

Why You Will Love This Smoothie For Dinner

a tall thick glass cup filled with a smoothie which dripples on the sides

After my lunch meal replacement smoothie was a hit, I made this dinner smoothie, and here are some of the comments I got from my community:

  1. Anorette’s Feedback: “I was honestly skeptical about having a smoothie for dinner, but this recipe changed my mind! It was surprisingly filling and the blend of flavors from the beans and almond butter was both unique and satisfying. It’s become my go-to on busy nights when I need something quick yet nutritious. Plus, I’ve noticed I sleep better without the heaviness of a traditional meal. Highly recommend giving it a try!
  2. Eileen’s Feedback: “I’ve been looking for ways to incorporate more plant-based protein into my diet, and this dinner smoothie was a game-changer. The protein content kept me full throughout the evening, and I loved the creaminess of the nut butter. It’s also incredibly convenient for my post-workout meal. Definitely adding this to my weekly menu.

Apart from the happy people who tried this recipe, here’s a list of other reasons why I think you will love this smoothie:

  1. High in Protein: With protein from beans, almond butter, and protein powder, this smoothie packs a whooping 43.2g of protein per serving.
  2. Nutrient-Dense: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, this smoothie provides a significant portion of daily nutritional needs, including iron, potassium, calcium, and vitamin C, supporting overall health and well-being.
  3. Satisfying and Filling: The combination of high fiber from beans, oats, and banana, along with the protein content, makes this smoothie quite satiating, helping to curb night-time cravings and prevent late-night snacking.
  4. Quick and Easy Meal: For those evenings when cooking is not an option, this smoothie offers a quick, no-fuss meal that’s both nutritious and satisfying, saving time and effort.
  5. Digestive Support: The fiber content not only helps to keep you full but also supports healthy digestion, which is particularly beneficial for individuals looking for lighter dinner options that are easy on the stomach.
  6. Energy Boost without Heaviness: Unlike heavy dinners that may lead to lethargy or discomfort, this smoothie provides a balanced energy boost, thanks to its nutritious ingredients, without leaving you feeling overly full or sluggish.
  7. Supports Weight Management Goals: For those aiming to manage their weight, this smoothie offers a controlled calorie intake with high nutritional value, making it an excellent dinner option that aligns with weight loss or maintenance plans.

If you enjoy this smoothie, you should try some of my other meal replacement smoothie recipes, such as my weight loss breakfast meal replacement smoothie.

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes

Smoothie For Dinner being poured into a glass cup after being blender

There are numerous different ways to customize this smoothie.

Here are some ideas:

  1. Sugar-Free: If mixing sweet and savory isn’t your thing, you can swap the banana for 1 medium-sized ripe avocado. 
  2. Oat-Free: Swap the oats for chia or flaxseeds if you struggle to digest oats.
  3. No Protein Powder: Use 1/2 cup of yogurt or cottage cheese instead of protein powder.
  4. Nut-Free: Swap the almond butter for sun butter, or use seeds instead, such as chia or flax. As for the almond milk, use oat or soy instead.

Recipe Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The recipe worked with all my blenders and models.

Even if you own a blender that is lower in speed, that is totally fine. The recipe should work just fine with it.

Smoothie For Dinner

Smoothie FAQs:

Can I Use Any Type Of Beans For The Smoothie?

Yes, you can use any type of cooked beans you prefer. Black beans, white beans, or kidney beans are all great options. Just make sure they are well-rinsed if using canned beans to reduce sodium content.

Is There a Specific Type of Protein Powder Recommended For This Smoothie?

Any unsweetened protein powder works well with this recipe, whether it's whey, soy, pea, or rice protein. Choose based on your dietary preferences and nutritional needs.

Is This Dinner Smoothie Suitable For Weight Loss?

While individual needs vary, this smoothie is high in protein and fiber, which can aid in satiety and potentially support weight loss goals as part of a balanced diet.

Can This Smoothie Be Made Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you can prepare this smoothie ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Just give it a good stir or shake before drinking, as separation may occur.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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