Nutrient-Packed Smoothie Alternatives – Men’s Journal


Who hates scraping bits from the blender after making a smoothie? Busy, active people need healthy fruit, veggie, and protein mixes that are easier to make – and to clean up.

“Smoothies are not my deal,” Ashley Ellis, RDN, a dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition, eating disorders, and gut health for Essential Nutrition in Boulder, Colorado, tells us. “I just hate cleaning the blender, so I really experience this in my own personal life.”

Instead, Ellis employs a variety of easy, no-measure, no-mess alternatives that might work for you, too.

Soak-and-Go Oats

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Another smoothie alternative is fridge-friendly soaking oats, ancient grains, and seeds. Start with your favorite dry base: old-fashioned oats will set up with a chewier texture, while the steel-cut variety will maintain more crunch, but also…

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