Thanks for your interest in LeafSide! Our smoothies should definitely be considered as meals. They are full of nutritious ingredients like black beans, sweet potatoes, greens, oats, peas, seeds, nuts, fruit, etc.. Many LeafSiders tell us that our smoothies keep them full for many hours and help them from snacking in between meals.
Our smoothies are the only meals that need to be blended. We recommend that you use a high-speed blender with 800 watts or more power in order to blend them to a smooth consistency.