The Breakfast Smoothie for the Transitional Day Fast for the 17 Day Diet is a great smoothie recipe to start off your day.
If you’re not familiar with the smoothie day, you can catch up on how the Transitional Day Fast works.
Essentially, you’re using three smoothies in place of your meals for one day that help promote fat burning and weight loss.
Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients
You’ll notice ingredients for these smoothies aren’t technically cycle 1 or cycle 2 approved. No worries!
The Transitional Day Fast has its own set of rules, and each ingredient has been carefully selected for a certain purpose.
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find in the breakfast smoothie.
One “star” ingredient is pineapple. Even though pineapple might be a Cycle 3 approved fruit, it’s used for the breakfast smoothie.
Pineapple has great nutritional qualities – it has Vitamin B promoting energy.
Energy is what you’ll need during the morning as you’re generally most active during this time and your body can burn off the energy from the smoothie ingredients pretty easily.
Another star ingredient in the Breakfast Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet is banana.
Bananas are full of vitamins and minerals. One important benefit is potassium.
In addition, bananas give your smoothies “bulk”, filled with fiber and keep you fuller longer.
Plus, if you use a greener banana, you can take advantage of the resistant starch found in green bananas that help promote weight loss.
Substitutions for Certain Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients
It’s always best to make the smoothies as-is. The doctor formulated the smoothies with certain ingredients for a reason.
However, if you’re allergic to pineapple, for instance, swap it out for a low-sugar berry such as strawberries, blueberries or raspberries (or a combination of the three).
If you’re not a fan of banana, choose another fruit such as mango or peaches.
Whey Protein Powder for the 17 Day Diet Smoothies
The recipe calls for vanilla flavored whey protein.
The problem with this is that many, if not all, flavored protein powders will contain either sugar, artificial sweetener, or a combination of the two.
I highly recommend using a non-flavored whey protein. I use Jarrow’s unflavored whey protein.
When you’re using an unflavored powder, you’re not only eating a cleaner processed food, but you’re also able to control the flavor of your smoothie.
Other Smoothie Recipes for the 17 Day Diet
You can also find the other two recipes for lunch and dinner:
Here is the recipe for the breakfast smoothie for the 17 Day Diet.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 serving powdered fiber
- 1/2 cup crush pineapple, canned in its own juice, drained
- 1/2 frozen banana
- Place the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
Tip from Book: Blend the ingredients for several minutes as this will add air to the smoothie and the extra air will make you feel fuller.
Torey’s Tip: Add crushed ice to your ingredient list and blend. The ice will make the smoothie slushy and add a bit more volume to your meal.
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