Blueberry Pear Smoothie

Blue Berry Pear

This Phase 1 smoothie is packed with superfood ingredients that are both delicious and an awesome way to start the day! It would also be a delicious afternoon snack. Cheers to good health, and being the best version of you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 cups rice milk, chilled
  • 2 ripe pears, core, and skin removed
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ice

Instructions:

  1. Pour chilled rice milk initially into a blender.
  2. Wash with water pears and remove core and skin.
  3. Add pears, blueberries, and ice cubes into the blender.
  4. Blend on high speed for 1 to 2 minutes until mixture becomes creamy and has a uniform texture.
  5. Pour into 2 large glasses. Serve and enjoy!

Chili Roasted Chicken Thigh

Chili Roasted Chicken Thighs

It is given that however you choose to cook your chicken meals, it would always turn out delicious. However, in this Phase 3 chicken recipe, it is much better to use boneless chicken thighs so that the cooking time will not take that long and will only use up 20 minutes of your time. Boneless chicken thighs will also result in a juicier and more flavorful meal which is perfect for dinners or special occasions. Any leftovers can also be put to the refrigerator for the next day.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • fresh crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  • lime wedges for serving

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put chicken on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil on all sides. Rub with chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cook chicken thighs until cooked thoroughly or for about 15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

BAKED CINNAMON APPLE CHIPS

Apples are not only one of your most favorite fruits but also, it can be formed into chips making it a versatile food with its chewy and a little crunchy characteristic. Aside from that, it is also good for salads, soups, and other dishes which you think it might be delicious to the taste. In this recipe, it turns into a delicious Phase 1 delicacy cooked with the use of an oven.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 of your favorite apples
  • 3 tbsp. stevia
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice each apple into very thin slices to achieve crunchiness. Arrange two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper in line. Lay the thin slices of apples in a manner that makes one single layer.
  3. Sprinkle stevia and cinnamon over the top of each apple slices. Place inside the oven and bake for about an hour. Turn apple slices over and bake for another 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Shut the oven off and let chips cool for another hour to crisp.
  4. Serve warm or store in an airtight container.

Creamy Kiwi Green Smoothie

Creamy Kiwi Green Smoothie Phase 1

Green smoothies are a great way to load up on vitamins and minerals, especially when we are already heading towards the cold winter season. They also help you to keep you feeling full until your next meal comes.This deliciously creamy green kiwi smoothie is easy to prepare, nutritious and is perfect to have in Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program.

Ingredients:

  • 300 milliliters water
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla (25 grams)
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach (15 grams)
  • /2 peeled Kiwi fruit (35 grams)
  • 1/4 cucumber (50 grams)
  • 1/2 oatmeal (45 grams)
  • ice cubes

Procedure:

  • Put all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend on high speed for 2-3 minutes until texture becomes smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Jicama Fries

Jicama Fries

Jicama is a juicy, sweet, and nutty vegetable with a crunch different from other vegetables of the same family. While it is most commonly enjoyed raw, this recipe uses Jicama as a fried delicacy which will really help you on your goals to lose weight. Aside from that, it is very easy and consumes little time to cook, making it a very good and tasty Phase 3 recipe.

Ingredients:

1 pc. jicama

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon garlic granules

1/4 teaspoon granulated onion

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Pinch of black pepper

Procedure:

  1. Preheat your oven 400°F.
  2. Peel the jicama and cut into a fry shape.
  3. In a medium saucepan bring enough water to cover the jicama to boil on medium heat, add the jicama and boil for 8 minutes, or until jicama is less crunchy.
  4. Drain the water put the jicama slices in a large bowl and toss with crushed pepper flakes, garlic, onion, cayenne pepper and sea salt.
  5. Place in a single layer on top of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy, turning halfway.
  7. When other half is thoroughly cooked, put on a bowl. Serve and enjoy.

Baked Apple with Raspberry

baked apple with raspberry

Apple is one of our ever favorite fruits that we always find it hard to not live with, right?  But have you ever thought that an apple can actually be baked? This Phase 1 recipe is a sweet treat and at the same very healthy. Enjoy this snack and savor the unique flavor of this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 green apples, cored
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried, unsweetened or apple juice sweetened raspberries
  • ¼ teaspoon Stevia

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the cinnamon, raspberries, and stevia in a bowl.
  3. Add the mixture to the apple accordingly.
  4. Place the apples in a glass baking dish.
  5. Bake the apple in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes or depending on the tenderness of the apple desired to achieve.
  6. Let seat and cool for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Sautéed Spinach

Sauteed Spinach

Vegetable lovers out there here is a perfect dish for you. A very simple recipe which can be cooked virtually by anybody especially those who are in Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program. The best way in cooking this recipe is to drain and dry the spinach leaves as well as you can, using a salad spinner if need be, before cooking them.

Ingredients

  • 2 large bunches of spinach, about 1 lb
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cut off the thick stems of the spinach and allow any excess dirt to be removed by filling up a bowl or your sink with water and soak the spinach in it.  Drain the spinach and then repeat soaking and draining. Remove any excess moisture from the spinach using a salad spinner.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp of water over medium high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute or until garlic starts to turn brown in color and starts to create broth.
  3. Lift the spinach using two spatulas and transfer it to the pan. Add the spinach to the pan, packing it down a bit if you need to with your hand. Do this a couple of times. Cook the spinach for about a minute with the pan covered. Uncover and turn the spinach over again. Cover the pan and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Remove the heat after 2 minutes of cooking with the pan covered and if the spinach is completely wilted.
  5. Drain any excess moisture from the pan.
  6. Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve.

Cucumber Tuna Salad Bites

Cucumber Tuna Salad Bites Phase 1

These little bites are a perfectly portioned snack, full of protein and kicked up a notch with the flavors of dill, mustard and onion. Couldn’t this dish be the easier way to enjoy any tuna recipe? If you worry about how to maintain a beautiful and sexy body, this Phase 1 recipe is for you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. onion, raw, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. celery, raw, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh dill, minced
  • 2 cups or about 7.4 oz. cucumbers with peel, sliced (equivalent to about 16 slices)
  • 3 oz. canned wild tuna (choose boneless and skinless, packed in water, no salt added)
  • ½ tsp. yellow mustard

Directions:

  1. After washing the vegetables, chop onions, celery, and dill. Also, slice the cucumbers with skin still unpeeled.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined with the exception of the sliced cucumbers.
  3. Using a spoon, put tuna salad on top of the cucumber slices. Serve and enjoy!

Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant

Have you tried grilling veggies? Well, maybe it’s time for you to know that Eggplant is also one of those healthy vegetables which suit the process of grill cooking. Basic grilled eggplant is a simple side dish that lets the vegetable’s flavor pops out. This dish is also perfect for the Phase 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program, perfect for those who want a low glycemic meat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large globe eggplant (about 1 lb.), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more as needed
  • Kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. Prepare a medium-high charcoal or gas grill fire.
  2. Apply olive oil on both sides of the eggplants slices. Season with a reasonable amount of salt.
  3. A gas grill should be used with a cover on it and a charcoal grill without a cover. Grill the eggplant until golden brown-colored marks can be seen on one side or over 3 to 4 minutes of grilling.
  4. Grill the other side of the vegetable until tender marks appear or 3 to 4 minutes of grilling. The inner would be grayish and soft rather than white and hard.
  5. Serve warm or cool it down. Serve and enjoy!

London Broil with Mushroom Soup

10.) London Broil with Mushroom Soup

This Phase 2 recipe mixes the delicious taste of the mushroom soup and the succulent pieces of steak meat. High in protein, the steak used in this dish are usually marinated for a long time and then broiled at high cooking temperatures. It is also perfect to serve for every meal and any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds London broil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare the London broil for later cooking.
  2. Add the garlic, mushroom soup, water, basil, oregano, and salt.
  3. Slowly cook the London broil for 6 to 7 hours.

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