The Breakfast Smoothie for the Transitional Day Fast for the 17 Day Diet is a great smoothie recipe to start off your day.
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.
If you’re allergic to pineapple or don’t care for it, use another favorite food such as berries or an orange.
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.
Jarrow’s also offers a grass fed whey protein powder.
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.
How to Freeze the Breakfast Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet
If you have time over the weekend before you start your Transitional Day Fast, you can easily make your breakfast smoothie ahead of time and freeze it when you’re ready to drink it.
Place your blended 17 Day Diet breakfast smoothie in a sealable freezer bag and lay it flat in the freezer so it freezes in a thin layer for easy storing and defrosting.
When you’re ready to have your breakfast smoothie, take your frozen flat smoothie bag out of the freezer the night before and allow it to defrost in the refrigerator over night.
This will not only save you time, but you’ll always have a super chilled breakfast smoothie ready to go when you need it!
Plus, if you don’t have time to drink it at home, it’s a perfect grab-and-go in a bag type of meal.
Take your baggie of defrosted breakfast smoothie with you and put it in a glass when you get to your destination or drink it on the way to work.
Other Transitional Day Fast Smoothie Recipes for the 17 Day Diet
You can also find the other two recipes for lunch and dinner that are a part of the Transitional Day Fast:
What Cycle is this Breakfast Smoothie Approved For?
As I mention above, this breakfast smoothie is part of the Transitional Day Fast when you drink three smoothies a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
The Transitional Day Fast can be used in between each cycle or when you have a bad few days and want to jump back onto the diet and need a quick boost in weight loss.
If you decide to drink this breakfast smoothie outside of a Transitional Day Fast, then it would be appropriate for Cycle 3.
Additional Smoothie Recipes for the 17 Day Diet
If you’re a fan of smoothies and want to try a few other recipes, other than the ones listed in the Transitional Day Fast, I have a few other recipes you may enjoy!
- Busy Bee’s Superfood Smoothie Recipe
- Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie
- 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 Breakfast Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet and are looking for more low carb breakfast ideas with recipes 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
- Waffle Omelettes
- Skillet Garden Eggs
- Asparagus and Eggs for the 17 Day Diet
- Healthy Homemade Granola
If you happen to make this 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!
Here is the breakfast smoothie recipe for the 17 Day Diet. Enjoy!
- 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.
Approved for the Transitional Day Fast for any cycle, otherwise approved for only Cycle 3.
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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