Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sublime Smoothie

Started my Sunday with the most satiatingly-sublime green smoothie brunch: organic pointed sweet cabbage,

3 small local(Kent) apples, juice of 2 lemons(lemon and lime juice are soo incredibly-versatile and adds a real depth of flavor to any juice, smoothie or meal:) and a small, but perfectly-ripe avocado; ah what bliss in a glass. It was DELICIOUS! Go on try it for yourself(you know you want to:0), I dare you?! The perrrfectly-balanced, Sunday brunch meal in a glass for a healthy brain / mind, body and soul, Namaste

Friday, 7 January 2011

As a animal-loving individual I don't endorse meat and flesh.

GMTV weathergirl Clare Nasir was so mortified by photos of her exercising in a bikini, she knew something had to change - and it wasn't just her choice of workout gear.

This week, she tells The Sun's Buzz magazine how she lost 3st with a specially-created diet and exercise plan - and how you too can follow the steps to a brand new body in 2011.


"Clare's diet involves eating five meals a day," says her nutritionist, Martin MacDonald.

"It sounds strange, but eating fuels your metabolism; so if you eat little and often, you'll actually burn more calories.

Also, it's easy to stick to because you never feel hungry when you're eating every two to three hours."

Clare's diet is low fat, high in protein, and full of low GI foods or 'good' carbs.

"Unlike sugary high GI foods like white bread, low GI foods like sweet potato and porridge release their energy slowly, so you feel fuller for longer," explains Martin.

"Protein also speeds up your metabolism and helps repair your body after exercise. The great thing about this diet is that you get to eat a lot AND rev up your metabolism to burn more fat and lose weight."


"The five-meals-a-day diet plan created by my nutrition guru has loads of great suggestions for what to eat at all times of the day," says Clare. "Here are some of my favourite options - just pick one from each list."

Breakfast (300-350 calories each)

* 60g muesli with 200ml semi-skimmed milk

* 2 medium eggs, 1 slice of wholemeal bread and 1 apple

* 50g oats mixed with 100g plain yoghurt and 100g blueberries

* 50g branflakes with 200ml semi-skimmed milk and 1 apple

Mid-morning snack (150 calories each)

* 100g cottage cheese, 50g ham, 100g salad (leaves, celery and cucumber)

* 50g turkey mixed with 40g feta cheese and 100g salad

* 20g whey protein shake (from health food stores) and 15g cashew nuts

* 80G low fat mozzarella, 25g sundried tomatoes and 100g salad

Lunch (200-250 calories each)

* 50g chicken and one pepper (sliced) dipped in 40g low-fat hummus

* 70g low-fat mozzarella, 2 Ryvitas and 100g salad

* Chicken fajitas made with 1 tortilla wrap, 60g chicken seasoned with spices and 100g peppers, served with 100g salad

* Brown pitta bread stuffed with 50g tuna and 100g salad

Mid-afternoon snack (150 calories each)

* 20g almonds, cup of coffee made with 30ml semi-skimmed milk

* 80g green olives

* 50g avocado with 20g green olives and 100g salad

* 20g cashew nuts, cup of coffee made with 30ml semi-skimmed milk

Dinner (250-300 calories each)

* 100g steak with mixed vegetables stir-fried in 10ml olive oil

* Omelette made with 2 eggs, 2 egg whites, 50g peppers and 30g onions, served with 150g salad or mixed vegetables

* 150g salmon served with 150g broccoli

* 150g grilled, skinless chicken breast, served with 150g roasted mixed vegetables cookedin 10ml olive oil

Clare Nasir's Boot Camp is out now on DVD (Universal Pictures, £19.99), available from High Street retailers.