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The Ultimate Smoothie Diet!

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This has to be one of the easiest ways to lose weight – swap one meal each day for a healthy smoothie and you’ll shift up to 7lb in two weeks!
LEMON
THE LOWDOWN
This simple plan, put together by celebrity trainer Laura Williams, is based around swapping a meal for a smoothie every day. But don’t worry, you won’t get hungry  – each smoothie is packed with nutrients like fibre and healthy fat to keep you full. For your other two meals, choose super-healthy dishes based around protein with veg. It’s couldn’t be simpler – so read on!

THE DIET

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MONDAY

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BREAKFAST
» Green Tea Smoothie.Mix 1tsp lemon juice, 2tsp maple syrup, 1 sliced apple and 3tbsp low-fat yogurt into a cup of strong chilled green tea.

LUNCH
» Fill 2 slices dark rye bread with  1 sliced pear, 2 slices thick-cut  ham and 3 slices brie.

DINNER
» Cook 30g noodles. Top with a grilled salmon fillet, 1⁄2 small sliced avocado and asparagus. Dress with sesame oil, soy sauce and lime juice.

TUESDAY

BREAKFAST
» Protein Power Smoothie. Blend 1 banana with 250ml almond milk, a sprinkle of cinnamon, 1tsp honey and ice cubes (optional).

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LUNCH
» Curried egg salad. Slice 2 hard- boiled eggs and dress with a blend of chopped red pepper, 2tbsp Greek yogurt and 1⁄2tsp curry powder, then season with salt and pepper. Serve with mixed leaves and garnish with cress.

DINNER
» Fry 3 chopped shallots, 1 chopped red chilli and a little garlic; then sprinkle over a grilled chicken breast. Heat 1tbsp soy sauce, pour over the chicken and serve with 40g jasmine rice and 8 steamed broccoli florets.

WEDNESDAY
BREAKFAST
» Spread 1tsp nut butter on a slice of rye bread and top with 1 medium-sized sliced banana.

LUNCH
» Kale & Carrot Smoothie. Blend  3 handfuls of kale with 2 large carrots, 1 large orange, 1 apple and 100ml water.

DINNER
» Grill 1 small steak and serve sliced on  a bed of chicory leaves and handfuls of walnuts, halved green grapes and green beans. Serve with a dressing made with a little olive oil, a little tarragon vinegar and 1tsp honey.

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THURSDAY

BREAKFAST
» Blueberry Punch Smoothie. Blend a small cup of blueberries with 1⁄2 a small tub Greek yogurt, 1⁄2tsp cinnamon, 200ml almond milk and 1tsp honey.

LUNCH
» Blend a small portion of your usual coleslaw veg with a large handful of cooked chickpeas, 1dsp pumpkin seeds and 1dsp walnuts. Dress with a blend of yogurt, cider vinegar and honey.

DINNER
» Heat 100ml orange juice, 1tsp grated ginger and 1tsp honey until syrupy, then add 1 seared turkey breast and a handful of orange and grapefruit segments. Serve with 50g long-grain rice and a large cup of steamed broccoli.

FRIDAY

BREAKFAST
» 1 pink grapefruit drizzled with honey with 2tbsp granola.

LUNCH
» Lentil soup served with 2 mini wholemeal pittas and 2 handfuls of crudités (cucumber, carrots, etc), with 2tbsp tzatziki made with Greek yogurt.

DINNER
» Green Dinner Smoothie. Blend  3 stalks celery with 1 small avocado,  1⁄2 a cucumber, lemon juice, a handful of parsley and 150ml water.

SATURDAY

BREAKFAST
» Tropical Breakfast Smoothie. Blend  1 sliced peach with 1⁄3 of a pineapple,  1 small banana, 1 large tsp cashew nut butter and 1tsp honey.

LUNCH
» Dress 1 small sliced grilled chicken breast in spicy barbecue sauce, then serve with lettuce, sliced tomatoes and a handful of tortilla chips. Sprinkle over 1tbsp grated reduced-fat Cheddar and pour over 2tbsp salsa.

DINNER
» Cook 1 large jacket potato and cut into quarters. Scoop out the cooked potato centre and combine it with 1tbsp reduced-fat cream cheese,  2 slices chopped smoked ham and  3 finely chopped spring onions. Return the mixture to the skin quarters, sprinkle with 1dsp reduced-fat Cheddar and return to the oven  for 15-20 mins.

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SUNDAY

BREAKFAST
» Make porridge with 40g jumbo oats, 300ml almond milk, 2 handfuls of raspberries, 1 handful of blueberries and 1tsp honey.

LUNCH
» Savoury Smoothie. Blend 1⁄2 an avocado, 2 tomatoes, 1⁄2 a red onion, a little parsley, 1 red pepper, 1 small cup of carrot juice with 1 small glass of water.

DINNER
» Make an omelette with 2 eggs, 2tbsp feta and 8 broccoli florets and serve with 2 slices rye bread.

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