Your guide to weight loss with the 5:2 Intermittent Fasting Diet

Banana Berry Smoothie

5:2 Diet Meal Plan

Banana Berry Smoothie
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On fasting days, a good breakfast is essential to make sure that you keep your energy levels up and don’t slip from the fasting diet plan.

A great way to keep calories low and to obtain adequate nutrition is to try out a low-calorie breakfast smoothie.

We chose a nutritious blend of banana, apple juice and berries that can be whipped up in minutes.

Bonus factor: loads of antioxidants from the berries!

Ingredients:

Banana Berry Smoothie

A Banana Berry Smoothie is a great breakfast to start the day when on a fasting diet plan

  • ½ cup blueberries – 42 calories
  • ½ cup raspberries – 32 calories
  • 1 medium sliced banana (ripe) – 90 calories
  • ½ cup apple juice (unsweetened) – 57 calories
  • 1 ½ teaspoons honey – 32 calories
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon or cinnamon powder – 1 calorie
  • ½ cup ice – 0 calories

Method:

Simply add the ingredients in a blender and pulse a few times until the fruit is all chopped up. Stir well and then blend the mixture until smooth and drinkable.

Servings: 2

Calories: 127 per serving

Enjoy!

PS. If you would like some more recipe ideas for your 5 2 fasting diet days, please click here.

5 Comments

  1. Lavinia Larsson on October 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Im starting the fasting on monday and wil have the berry banana smoothie for breakfast. I don’t like apple juice so can i have orange juice for the same 126 calories?

    Thank you

    • Sarah Sarah on October 4, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      Hi Lavinia.

      Glad to see that you are thinking ahead. Planning will ensure that your fast days are a success.

      Yes you can substitute orange juice for apple juice. Oranges are slightly higher in calories and so this recipe may now total a calorie count of 128 calories instead. But this change would be negligible.

      Here’s to your success
      Sarah

      • Lavinia Larsson on October 5, 2014 at 10:06 pm

        Great thanks Sarah, roll on tomorrow!

  2. Lavinia Larsson on October 6, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Hi again Sarah,

    Is it the same calories if i use frozen berrys for my smoothie?

    Thank you
    Lavinia

    • Sarah Sarah on October 11, 2014 at 4:42 am

      Hi Lavinia
      If the berries are not in some sort of syrup or sauce, and are just natural, then I’d say that they would be virtually the same as fresh berries.
      thanks
      Sarah

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