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Old 06-20-2014, 08:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My 5:2 Diet Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies, especially homemade are a great help to anybody trying to lose weight. It reduces your urge to eat and makes you achieve your weight loss goals faster. Researches have shown that those who consumed soy based smoothies lost weight three times faster than those who consumed the same calories in a normal diet.



Recipe type: 5:2
Cuisine: Drink
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 2

Ingredients

- 500ml seedless watermelon
- 250ml strawberries
- 250ml low fat plain yogurt
- Few cubes of ice

Instructions

1. Cut open the water melon and remove the flesh from the skin
2. Cut the water melon into small chunks and add to the blender
3. Take the green tops off the strawberries and cut any large ones in half
4. Put a few cubes of ice into the blender
5. Blitz the fruit and ice until it starts to become smooth
6. Add in the yogurt and blast again
7. Serve with a sprig of mint on the top and extra ice if desired
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks luscious!
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey,
I've been on a normal diet for a long time and losing weight as well but not so fast, that I want to. I've heard about smoothies but thought that maybe it doesn't work. Well as you've shared your research here it seems effective, And I'm planning to try it, I'll be so thankful of you if it'd really be a faster and effective. I appreciate your sharing by the way.
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Smoothies and protein drinks are great for a meal replacement, but soy (you mentioned soy) can interfere with thyroid function, so it might be something to keep in mind. You might also want to investigate fructose (in the fruit) and weight loss, as in Dr. Richard Johnson's book "Fat Switch".

However, the drink looks delicious! Some of us can handle fruit...some can't
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