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Smoothie Diet

When you’re trying to lose weight you do just about anything to lose it– or– you’re just one of those people who just think of being thin and healthy , but don’t do anything to change.

I’ve been going to the gym for two months now and enjoy it. I have seen some changes and it helps me have control when it comes to not wanting to indulge on a full plate of food. But I want more change, quickly!

Summer is coming to an end and I want to wear a belly button shirt or a tight shirt without worrying about love handles bulging out.

I’m not into diet pills or food plans that I always have to keep buying. So yesterday I read an article from OK! Magazine featuring the lovely Melissa Meister from Pregnant and Dating and I decided to try something new.

Just 6-months after giving birth to her son Arrow she lost all her 46 pounds of baby weight — and it seems to be more. She looks amazing–


So what was her diet secrets? Melissa started working out 6-weeks after the birth, hiked all the time, did exercises at home and was on the smoothie diet!

The smoothie diet was created by Harley Pasternak. Whose not only works with Melissa, but with Katy Perry, Megan Good, Kim Kardashian and countless others.


You drink three different smoothies for all three meals and that’s all you’ll ‘eat’ for five days the first week. Capisce?

The first smoothie for breakfast is the “white” one–


5 raw almonds
1 red apple
1 banana
3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

•Place all ingredients in a blender. (Depending on how powerful your blender is, you may need to chop the apple and almonds into small pieces before blending.)

•Blend on medium-high for 30 seconds (or until desired consistency).
**Makes one 16-ounce serving for a total of 382 calories.**

For lunch you’ll have the red-berry “red” smoothie.

• 1 cup frozen raspberries
• 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
• 1/2 orange, peeled
• 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
• 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds (or whole flaxseeds, depending on your blender)

•In a blender or food processor, combine the raspberries, blueberries, orange, protein powder, and flaxseeds.

•Blend until of desired consistency.

Lastly, for dinner you’ll have the green smoothie.
• 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
• 1 ripe pear, unpeeled, cored and chopped
• 15 green or red grapes
• 3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
• 2 tablespoons chopped avocado
• 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

•In a blender or food processor, combine the spinach, pear, grapes, yogurt, avocado, and lime juice.

•Blend until of desired consistency.

After the first five days which is known as phase 1, you’ll move to phase two for another five days where you will substitute one smoothie with one solid meal (that includes soups, salads, sandwiches, stir-fries and sushi). The third phase (another 5 days) you’ll substitute two smoothies with two solid meals. And a tip– leave the skin on the apples.

“Super high intensive class does not make up for 23 hours of doing nothing. There’s no amount of exercise in the world that can make up for a bad diet.”

Harley states, “keep moving from the moment you wake up until you go to bed. Keep moving so you don’t have to go to the gym.” He recommends walking at least 10,000 steps a day.

I just bought all the ingredients I need and started yesterday (Sunday). Who’s with me!?


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  • Reply
    Melissa Meister
    Jul 15, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Good luck Betsy. Don’t forget your 2 daily snacks and most importantly be kind to yourself! Love for self is the #1 ingredient!

    • Reply
      Jul 15, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Definitely agree!!! Thanks 🙂

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