If you haven’t noticed, smoothie recipes for the 17 Day Diet are a big thing these days! If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, I’ll explain.
Back in 2014, Dr. Moreno, the creator and author of the 17 Day Diet updated the 17 Day Diet in his published book The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition.
One of the major changes is the optional Transitional Fast Day.
Some call this the “smoothie day”.
If you haven’t read about this change, you can read about it now before proceeding (or watch this cute video I made for you!).
Smoothie Recipes for the 17 Day Diet
As part of the optional Transitional Fast Day, between each 17 Day Cycle, you have the option to fast for one day — this includes drinking three smoothies – one for breakfast, one for lunch and one for dinner.
Another way to take advantage of this “smoothie day” is to use it as a way to get back on track, especially if you fell off the wagon for a few days and need to drop a few pounds.
If you keep reading, I briefly go over what each smoothie contains and there are links to the full printable recipes.
The idea behind the smoothie recipes for the 17 Day Diet is to help boost your metabolism.
Each smoothie is formulated by the doctor himself to provide REAL results when you need them.
Most who use the smoothie day in between each cycle or after they had a few “bad” days, often lose one to two pounds.
In addition to your three smoothies for the day, you’ll continue to drink eight 8-oz glasses of water and 3-4 cups of green tea for the entire day.
Here are a sneak peek a the smoothie recipes for the 17 Day Diet.
Breakfast Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet
The breakfast smoothie for the 17 Day Diet is the smoothie that probably contains the most sugar out of all of them.
Usually you’re more active during the mornings and early afternoon, so it only makes sense to fuel up on more carbs early in the day to give you sustainable energy.
Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients
The main fruit ingredients are pineapple and banana.
Some of the other breakfast smoothie ingredients include yogurt, unsweetened almond milk and protein powder.
I have the full recipe if you want to give it a try. It’s probably a community favorite!
Get the full printable recipe for the Breakfast Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet, plus get my recommendations for substitutions if you’re allergic to pineapple.
Lunch Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet
The lunch smoothie for the 17 Day Diet is also another community favorite. It combines low-sugar strawberries with unsweetened almond milk.
This smoothie has added fiber to keep you fuller longer.
Lunch Smoothie Ingredients
Like I mention above, this lunch smoothie for the 17 Day Diet fills you up with fiber from strawberries and powder fiber.
The lunch smoothie also contains plain yogurt, unsweetened almond milk and extra protein.
This lunch smoothie is definitely a fiber-rich meal that keeps you full throughout the day.
Get the full printable recipe for the lunch smoothie for the 17 Day Diet, plus my recommendation for a clean, unflavored whey protein that has no added sugar.
Dinner Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet
The dinner smoothie is a hit or miss with most who come into contact with it.
It truly is a “green” smoothie with the addition of spinach.
Dinner Smoothie Ingredients
In addition to spinach, the dinner smoothie also contains fresh blueberries, matcha powder and unsweetened almond milk.
There are a few other ingredients as you can see and you can grab the entire recipe below.
Get the full printable recipe for the dinner smoothie for the 17 Day Diet, plus my recommendation for making this smoothie go down a bit easier if you’re not used to adding greens to your smoothies.
Transitional Day Fast Smoothies for the 17 Day Diet
The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition features a Transitional Day Fast where you drink three nutrient-rich smoothies to help boost your metobolism.
Breakfast Smoothie Recipe for the 17 Day Diet
The Breakfast Smoothie is more of a tropical flavor featuring pineapple (which is great for digestion) and banana (a greener fruit has resistant starch to help you lose weight).
Lunch Smoothie Recipe for the 17 Day Diet
The lunch smoothie is full of fiber to help you stay fuller longer! I also provide a link to my favorite homemade almond milk rather than using a store bought version.
Dinner Smoothie Recipe for the 17 Day Diet
The Dinner Smoothie features yummy fiber from spinach (along with a scoop of powder fiber for added benefit) and frozen blueberries!
While you’re here, you can also check out the smoothie ingredients for the 17 Day Diet.
4 thoughts on “Smoothie Recipes for the 17 Day Diet”
Hi I have a question.Can you use whey protein in cycle one.
Hi Linda. Technically, there’s a single line in the book where it says that whey protein can be used starting in Cycle 2, but I personally think it’s OK to use in all cycles.
Iam on day 5 cycle 1 and hungry after dinner so thought I could make a whey protein shake.Anothet question why isn’t cows milk allowed in cycle 1.
Cycle 1 is all about low carb and low sugar. Cow’s milk has naturally occurring sugar in it and is allowed as a dairy starting in Cycle 3 when the food list is more expanded. However, probiotic milk is allowed in Cycle 1 as one of your probiotics.
If you’re going to make a protein shake in the evening, make sure you skip the fruit (no fruit after 2pm) if you want to keep your weight loss going per the C1 guidelines.
Otherwise, you may want to try eating a bit more for dinner if you find you’re still hungry – you’re allowed unlimited lean proteins and cleansing veggies during Cycle 1. Also, keep in mind that hunger might be mistaken for dehydration, so make sure you’re drinking plenty of water, too!