This is one of my popular green smoothie recipes, Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie, that we featured in both a previous 17 Day Diet weight loss challenge and my green smoothie recipe book called Addicted!
This Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie is pretty basic – three ingredients is all you need.
First there’s the star of the show, blueberries.
The recipe calls for frozen blueberries. If you have fresh blueberries, you can use these too.
However, using frozen fruit in any smoothie is going to keep your smoothie nice and chilled!
The next ingredient is spinach.
A great tip is to freeze your spinach ahead of time. Using frozen spinach will help your smoothie ingredients blend better.
Lastly, the liquid in this smoothie is plain yogurt.
If you’re not a fan of plain yogurt, feel free to substitute with kefir or homemade almond milk. Use the same measurement as you would with yogurt.
Smoothies are a great go-to snack or breakfast when you’re busy and need something in a pinch.
It’s even quicker if you have all of your smoothie ingredients (except for the liquid) pre-packaged and frozen in individual serving sizes in a sealable bag.
Plus, like I mentioned earlier, having your spinach frozen ahead of time helps with the blending process!
When you have individual packets ready to go, you just dump your ingredients right into the blender, add your liquid and blend away!
If you’re looking at a meal replacement, consider adding a bit of whey protein to your smoothie, and maybe a drizzle of coconut or olive oil.
After you try this Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie, you can also create your own smoothie recipe by following my custom green smoothie formula.
Transitional Day Fast Smoothie Recipes for the 17 Day Diet
In case you didn’t know, the 17 Day Diet has a Transitional Day Fast which includes three smoothies for your entire day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can read more about the Transitional Day Fast if you’re not aware of it. Here are the three smoothies:
- Breakfast Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet
- Lunch Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet
- Dinner Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet
Additional Smoothie Recipes for the 17 Day Diet
If you’re a fan of smoothies and want to try a few other recipes, I have a few other recipes you may enjoy!
- Busy Bee’s Superfood Smoothie Recipe
- Grape and Lime Green Smoothie
- How to Create a Custom Smoothie
- Addicted Green Smoothie Recipe Book
Other Low Carb Breakfast Recipes
If you enjoy this Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie recipe and are looking for more low carb breakfast ideas with recipes for the 17 Day Diet that are not smoothies, here are a few other healthy breakfast recipes you may want to try:
- Veggie Egg Cups
- Dr. Mike’s Power Cookie for the 17 Day Diet
- Skillet Garden Eggs
- Asparagus and Eggs for the 17 Day Diet
- Waffle Omelettes
- Healthy Homemade Granola
If you happen to make this Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie recipe, please come back to review the recipe card below. Plus, if you’re on social media, make sure to tag me @17ddblog so I may see your pretty smoothie!
- 1 Cup Spinach
- 1 Cup Plain Low-fat yogurt
- 1 ½ Cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- Blend spinach and yogurt first.
- Add blueberries and blend again.
- Depending on thickness of smoothie, you made add a bit of water to thin it out, if desired or use Kefir instead of yogurt. Depending on the ripeness of your fruit, you may add Stevia to sweeten the smoothie.
Approved all cycles.
You may use Kefir instead of plain yogurt if you prefer.
Consider adding whey protein if you use as a meal replacement.
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Kelly used kefir in her green smoothie pictured above. Thanks for sharing, Kelly!
If you’re in Cycle 3 and want to use a homemade almond milk recipe for your liquid instead of or in addition to yogurt, then more the merrier!
I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. As you know, your health & wellness is a life-long journey and food is one piece of the puzzle. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
When I’m not hanging out here, I enjoy quick trips to the Oregon Coast, helping you with your anti-aging & skincare needs over at my Avon store (come say hi!!), and helping you achieve better health through nature with my other love, Busy Bee’s Wellness Co.