Smoothies are a great way to lose weight with the 17 Day Diet especially when it comes to this Dinner Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet.
When you think of smoothies, breakfast or lunch usually come to mind.
However, this dinner smoothie for the 17 Day Diet is also a great meal replacement.
Transitional Day Fast aka Smoothie Day for the 17 Day Diet
If you haven’t heard by now, the 17 Day Diet was updated back in 2014 and to include several additions for fat-burning and optimal weight loss.
One of those changes includes an optional Transitional Day Fast or better known as the “smoothie day”
In a nutshell, the Transitional Day Fast (aka smoothie day) is a special day of fat-burning smoothies in place of your regular three meals.
You can read more about the Transitional Day Fast for the 17 Day Diet.
Dinner Smoothie Ingredients
The dinner smoothie for the 17 Day Diet Transitional Day Fast is more like a green smoothie.
The dinner smoothie ingredients include both spinach and fruit.
Here’s a quick overview of what’s included.
Spinach is great in smoothies – you can barely taste it. Especially when your fruit is ripe.
Plus, spinach is filled with fiber, minerals and vitamins and a great superfood to add to any meal.
How to Help your Spinach Blend Smoothly
A tip for blending spinach in smoothies is to freeze your spinach ahead of time.
Using frozen fresh spinach helps allow the green to blend well (it’s basically pulverized in the blender).
Another main ingredient in this dinner smoothie for the 17 Day Diet is blueberries.
Blueberries are lower in sugar than most fruits, and they contain a ton of antioxidants. They are a super food!
The dinner smoothie recipe calls for frozen blueberries.
You can certainly use fresh, but frozen berries will make your smoothie colder and more “slushy”.
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, this dinner smoothie is a hit or miss with community members – some love it and some don’t care for it at all.
If you don’t want to be adventurous and try this smoothie with spinach, for instance, add another scoop of fiber like you did in the lunch smoothie.
If you don’t have matcha green tea powder, or if you’re concerned about the caffeine later in the evening, skip it (or use it in the lunch smoothie instead).
Whey Protein Powder for the Dinner Smoothie for Recipe for the 17 Day Diet
The recipe calls for vanilla flavored whey protein.
Many 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 carries a grass fed whey protein for those who prefer an even cleaner source.
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 Dinner 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 smoothie ahead of time and freeze it when you’re ready to drink it.
Place your blended dinner 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 dinner 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 the dinner smoothie ready to go when you need it!
Other Transitional Day Fast Smoothie Recipes for the 17 Day Diet
You can also find the other two recipes for breakfast and lunch for the Transitional Day Fast:
What Cycle is this Dinner Smoothie Approved For?
As I mention above, this dinner 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 dinner 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
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 dinner smoothie recipe for the 17 Day Diet. Enjoy!
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- Large handful of fresh spinach
- 1 serving vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- Truvia, to taste
- Place the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
Approved for the Transitional Day Fast on any cycle, otherwise approved only for Cycle 3.
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