Taken from the book by naturopath Kellyann Petrucci, “The 10-day belly-deflating diet” , this coconut and matcha meal replacement shake is a cure-all for those who suffer from a swollen stomach and want to lose weight at the same time. Low carb, packed with vitamins and mineral fats, and with medium-chain saturated fats that aid digestion and boost metabolism, the coconut and matcha meal replacement shake contains just 215 calories and can be used in place of dinner or lunch.
For those who intend to lose weight quickly and at the same time deflate the belly, we will see a special 7-day plan with this smoothie as a main meal replacement . But first the recipe, from Dr. Oz’s website.
COCONUT AND MATCHA MEAL SUBSTITUTE: 215 CALORIES
Ingredients for two people or for two servings:
a cup of water (250 ml)
a teaspoon of matcha powder (you can find it organic)
a scoop of casein-type protein powder or 300 grams delactosed skimmed Greek yogurt (in this case reduce the amount of water to 100 ml)
2 handfuls of leafy vegetables to choose from: spinach, rocket, songino, valerian, endive
100 ml of organic coconut milk with 60% fat coconut, like Biona or Aroy-D or Rapunzel (you can find it bio): be careful, it’s not the same with coconut milk drink like Alpro or similar. Check the label. For this recipe, coconut milk should not be kept in the fridge.
2-3 ice cubes
truvia to sweeten
Procedure: blend the ingredients in a mixer and drink it immediately. The final dose per person is one full glass and should be drunk in place of lunch or dinner. To make the meal replacement more filling, we can precede it with cucumber or fennel wedges to eat raw before drinking the smoothie.
Here is the 7-day low-carb plan to lose weight thanks to the coconut and matcha meal replacement.
Breakfast: 200 ml of almond milk with no added sugar. 2 eggs cooked in a teaspoon of butter or oil or goat yogurt. Two small tangerines, or two slices of pineapple, or 100 grams of kiwi or orange, or 100 grams of blueberries.
Snack: 6 walnuts and a sliced cucumber without seeds or a small raw carrot. A cup of unsweetened green tea, with stevia.
Lunch: Coconut and Matcha Meal Replacement *
Dinner:150 grams of white meat or white fish of your choice or 170 grams of shrimp, squid, octopus, or 100 grams of natural tofu or 50-60 grams of aged cheese such as gouda, grana padano, emmenthal or 77 grams of feta. 250 grams of courgettes, peppers, aubergines (these two peeled), spinach, fennel, endive, rocket cooked with a spoonful of oil and butter. A small piece of dark chocolate and a digestive herbal tea.
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