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Slimming Smoothie Recipe

Juice Master Jason Vale shares one of his most popular juicing recipes for a delicious slimming smoothie. Most weight loss recipes don’t taste this good!

If you don’t fancy doing a juicing programme and want just a “meal replacement” smoothie to help you lose weight gradually – here it is! The Slimming Smoothie has been carefully designed to provide your body with the right essential fats, carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, water and enzymes – the right fuel to keep you sustained. If you replace your breakfast with this smoothie, it should keep your hunger at bay til at least lunch.

If you eat three times a day, you have totally transformed 33% of your daily intake to a no dairy, no wheat, no refined sugar, no trans or saturated fats, no artificial flavour, no artificial sweeteners, 100% pure plant based meal. Replace two meals a day with this and another smoothie from my book 7lbs in 7 Days, you’ve hit 66%. Follow that with an evening carb-free meal (perhaps some fish and salad) and you’ll be on your way to the land of the slim and trim in no time at all!

Ingredients

2 Golden Delicious apples
2 celery stalks
1/3 medium cucumber
1 lime, peeled
3cm chunk ginger
1/2 ripe avocado
Small handful ice

Method

1. Juice the apples, celery, cucumber, lime, and ginger. Place the juice, ice and avocado into the blender, and blend until smooth.

Best served: as a meal replacement for breakfast. When you wake up, take on board some hot water and lemon, and go for a run. If you workout on an empty stomach in the morning you turn into a “fat burning machine”! You will be amazed at what a difference a little workout and this smoothie (as a meal replacement) once or twice a day, will have on your waistline and overall health.

November 25, 2013

Quick Dinner Ideas: Chicken Curry Recipe

My Kitchen Rules winners Dan and Steph have been trimming down – losing over 20kgs in 7 weeks combined! How did they do it? They’ve been on the Bodytrim system and they’re sharing another of their favourite Bodytrim recipes, a quick dinner idea that’s probably one of your stand-by takeaway meals, but now you can make it in less time – and healthier – than your favourite Indian restaurant.

“We are suckers for a good old curry, they are just so delicious! Ginger, garlic, coconut, coriander…there’s just no better combo! Use salt-reduced stock though so you can control the saltiness. Why not even try making your own red curry paste, it’s so easy and you know what’s gone into it! You can even have a crack at some cauliflower rice or cauliflower purée. Yummy!”

Ingredients

600g chicken breast fillets
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp freshly chopped ginger
1 tbsp tomato puree
100ml vegetable stock (salt-reduced)
500g tomatoes
Juice of half a lemon
2 tbsp sesame oil
100ml coconut milk (unsweetened)
2 tbsp red curry paste
2 stalks Thai basil and coriander

Method

1. Cut chicken breast into small strips. Heat sesame oil in a wok or frying pan, and fry chicken, garlic and ginger for 3-4 minutes.

2. Stir in coconut milk, tomato puree, curry paste and vegetable stock and simmer for a further 4-5 minutes.

3. Drop whole tomatoes into boiling water for a few seconds, refresh in cold water, then skin, quarter, de-seed and cut into wedges.

4. Add tomatoes to the chicken curry a few minutes before serving.

5. Stir Thai basil and coriander into curry and season with lemon juice, salt and pepper.

What’s your favourite curry recipe?

October 3, 2013

Easy Dinner Recipes: Spicy Beef with Green Beans

My Kitchen Rules winners Dan and Steph have been trimming down – losing over 20kgs in 7 weeks combined! How did they do it? They’ve been on the Bodytrim system and they’re sharing one of their favourite Bodytrim recipes, a quick dinner idea that will become a favourite of yours too. Lean beef mince is stir-fried with crunchy green beans and aromatic spices and you have dinner on the table in less 30 minutes.

It tastes better and has a lot less fat than takeaway – and is quicker than calling home delivery! “It’s really yummy, and even better it is cheap to make and will feed the whole family!” says Steph.

Serves: 4-5 people

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

500g lean beef mince
150g green beans, diagonally sliced into thirds
1 brown onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 red chillies, thinly sliced
2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
2 tbsp mild curry powder
½ cup beef stock
1 tbsp peanut oil

Method

1. Heat frying pan over medium heat, add oil. Add garlic, chilli, coriander and curry powder, fry for one minute.

2. Add onion, cook for 1-2 minutes.

3. Add beef and brown well, stirring occasionally.

4. Once the beef is browned, add beef stock and green beans, reduce heat and gently simmer for 10-12 minutes. Serve.

What’s your favourite stir-fry recipe?

September 25, 2013