Follow this super juice plan and you could lose 3lbs!
Juicing your favourite fruits, vegetables and salad ingredients is the quickest and possibly one of the easiest ways to get your five a day this summer. Every slurp provides your body with easy-to digest- ‘live’ nutrients that feed every cell with the vitamins and minerals needed for you to stay fit and healthy and to boost energy levels.
Drinking at least one juice a day will also ensure you get enough water – essential for fresher, younger looking skin. And as the average juice contains around 200 calories, which your body burns faster (it’s in a form that’s easy to break down and helps prevent bloating) you’ll notice the slimming effects of the plan in days. Replace a meal a day with a healthy juice and have a juice on the go when you need an extra boost. Follow the plan for three days and you could lose 3 lbs.
Day 1 –
Rise and shine breakfast- Red pepper and orange blast: Whizz together 2 carrots (topped and tailed), ½ red pepper, 2 clementine’s.
Leaner lunch- 1 wholemeal wrap filled with shredded lettuce tomato and red onion slices, 30g cooked chicken 1 teaspoon salsa.
Super skinny supper- Mediterranean cod: Bake 1 medium cod fillet with a can of chopped tomatoes, garlic, herbs and 1 chopped green pepper for 20 minutes. Serve with 30g dry weight brown rice.
Juice on the go– Totally tropical: Whizz 1 kiwi, orange, ½ mango, a few raspberries. Add fizzy water.
Day 2 –
Rise and shine breakfast– 1 free-range egg, poached, 1 slice wholemeal toast, 3 grilled mushrooms, and handful of grapes.
Leaner lunch– Spinach sizzler: Combine 1 stick of celery, 2 tomatoes, 2 handfuls fresh spinach, 2 carrots topped and tailed, 1 green apple and some ice
Super skinny supper– 1 chicken fillet brushed with 1 tablespoon green pesto, 30g dry weight whole-wheat spaghetti, 3 tablespoons of broccoli and sweetcorn.
Juice on the go– Melon magic: whizz up ½ ripe honeydew melon, small bunch seedless grapes, handful strawberries, 3-4 mint leaves.
Day 3 –
Rise and shine breakfast– 30g granola-style cereal topped with 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt and a handful of blueberries
Leaner lunch– Crunchy Greek tuna salad: Toss together ½ crunchy lettuce shredded with green pepper, cucumber and tomato slices, 30g crumbled feta cheese and 1 small can no-drain tuna. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil-free dressing. Serve with 1 wholemeal pitta.
Super skinny super– Juice 4 broccoli florets, 2 spring onions, ½ small cucumber, 3 tomatoes, handful parsley and the juice of 1 lime.
Juice on the go– Strawberry surprise: Whizz together 1 banana, 6 strawberries, 1 orange, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, handful ice.
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