Here’s a little hint:
If the ingredients you use for your smoothie are 17 Day Diet approved, then go for it. When you think about it, the only difference between a salad and a smoothie is your smoothie is blended.
Here’s an example of what I mean – let’s say you want to have a kale and orange salad, but you don’t feel like chewing your food and you need to get on the road quickly.
Putting your kale and orange (along with liquid) into a blender produces a different outcome: a green smoothie.
Green Smoothie Recipe Book
Even in my Addicted Green Smoothie recipe book, I feature 29 smoothie recipes you can use for meals or snacks on the 17 Day Diet.
So, yes, they are allowed on the diet!
Making green smoothies are super easy. In my green smoothie recipe book, I also have a section where you can make your own custom recipes.
How to Create a Custom Green Smoothie
In fact, making your own custom green smoothie recipe is super simple.
If you follow my formula of 1 cup greens, 1 1/2 cups of fruit and 1 cup of liquid (iced water, yogurt, kefir, etc), then you have yourself an easy, grab-and-go smoothie for breakfast or lunch.
You can certainly have a green smoothie while on the 17 Day Diet. If you want to make it a total meal replacement, make sure you have sufficient amount of protein (and maybe a little bit of fat such as flax seed or coconut oil).
At the end of the day, make sure your ingredients are 17 Day Diet friendly, and blend away!
Grape & Lime Green Smoothie Recipe
A bit further down in this post is a green smoothie recipe I shared with my community recently. I kept getting asked for more breakfast options, so I opted for a green smoothie.
For the most part, the green smoothie was a big hit.
Just make sure you blend your greens and liquid VERY well before adding your fruit.
Other Smoothies for the 17 Day Diet
If you enjoy this little gem of a green smoothie, you might enjoy these other 17 Day Diet Smoothies (the first three smoothie recipes are from the Transitional Day Fast:
- Breakfast Smoothie Recipe for the 17 Day Diet
- Lunch Smoothie Recipe for the 17 Day Diet
- Dinner Smoothie Recipe for the 17 Day Diet
- Busy Bee’s Superfood Smoothie Recipe
- Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie
Other Low Carb Breakfast Recipes
If you enjoy this recipe and are looking for more low carb breakfast 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
- Healthy Homemade Granola
If you happen to make this Grape & Lime Green Smoothie, come back and give the recipe a review. Plus, if you’re on social media, I’d love to see your photos – make sure you tag me on Instagram @17ddblog
- 1 cup fresh kale (may use spinach)
- 1 cup ice cold water
- 1 1/2 cups red grapes
- 1/2 lime, peeled
- Blend kale and water together first, very well.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend again.
Approved for all cycles.
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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!
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