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 is a perfectly lower carb smoothie recipe for weight loss. So whether you’re on the 17 Day Diet, Kickstart Diet or Keto Diet, you can’t go wrong.
Keep reading as I’ll let you know which cycle/phase this smoothie is allowed for on each diet!
Table of contents
- Ingredients for Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie
- Optional Boosters for Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie
- Is this a 17 Day Diet Smoothie?
- Can This Smoothie Be Used for the 17 Day Kickstart Diet?
- Is this Smoothie Keto Friendly?
- Transitional Day Fast Smoothie Recipes for the 17 Day Diet
- Additional Smoothie Recipes for the 17 Day Diet
- Other Low Carb Breakfast Recipes
Ingredients for Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie
Don’t let the “cream” in this smoothie recipe name fool you! There’s no actual cream in it, but it is creamy because of one of the ingredients.
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 my 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.
Optional Boosters for Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie
Depending on the protein content of your yogurt, you might want to add a scoop of your favorite protein.
I personally like unflavored whey protein powder so I can control the flavor of my smoothie.
However, if you have vanilla flavored, for instance, this would be OK too!
Here are a few optional boosters you may include in this recipe:
- Protein Powder
- Collagen Powder (I really like this brand of collagen)
- Nut Butter
- Ground Flax Seed
- Chia Seeds
- Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder (for an added boost in brain power)
Smoothie Tools & Ingredients To Use
- Personal Size Smoothie Blender
- Superfoods (Chia Seeds, Lion’s Mane, Flax Seed)
- Protein/Collagen Powder
Is this a 17 Day Diet Smoothie?
Yes! This smoothie was actually created specifically for the 17 Day Diet. In fact, it’s approved as-is for all cycles. In addition, you may add optional ingredients such as peanut butter if you’re on Cycle 3.
Can This Smoothie Be Used for the 17 Day Kickstart Diet?
Yes! This smoothie may be enjoyed during the 10-Day Stabilize Phase of the 17 Day Kickstart Diet. If you’re not sure when certain foods are allowed, make sure you take a look at my organized 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.
If you want to use this recipe for an earlier phase of the 17 Day Kickstart Diet, you’ll need to adjust the ingredients a bit as dairy yogurt is only allowed starting on day 10.
For the 3-day Scrub or 4-Day Soak Up Phases, you may use either a non-dairy yogurt or any of the following milks:
- Light Coconut Milk
- Unsweetened Flax Milk
- Unsweetened Hemp Milk
Is this Smoothie Keto Friendly?
Of course! Make sure you stick with full fat yogurt (or you can even have full fat coconut milk instead) and try to stick with blueberries as they are the lowest in sugar of all berries.
If your individual macros don’t allow for the amount of blueberries this recipe calls for, feel free to add in the amount that works best for you.
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!
- Lavender Haze Superfood Smoothie
- Strawberry, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Collagen Smoothie
- Summer Peach Crisp Smoothie a la Mode
- 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
- Greek Egg Cups
- Skillet Garden Eggs
- Asparagus and Eggs for the 17 Day Diet
- Waffle Omelettes
- Healthy Homemade Granola
- Breakfast Chia Pudding
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.
17 Day Diet - all cycles
17 Day Kickstart Diet - 10-Day Stabilize Phase (use non-dairy yogurt or seed milk for earlier phases).
Keto Diet - use full fat dairy and use less blueberries if your macros don't allow for as much.
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. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
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