Cucumber is an important and efficient vegetable when it comes to weight loss. Here are some options on how on you can use it in your meals:
For Breakfast: Blueberry and cucumber smoothie
Refuel by chucking a chopped cucumber, a fist of berries, a few mint leaves, ice cubes and 350g natural yoghurt into a blender for a fast post-exercise shake. The yoghurt’s calcium is a powerful fat burner.
For Lunch:Feta Pitta breads
Mix a sliced cucumber with 100g feta cheese, 1 tbsp natural yoghurt, 100g black olives, fresh mint and mixed seeds. Stuff it all into wholemeal pittas for a light lunch. The feta is a rich source of riboflavin which will fuel your workouts
For Dinner Hot cucumber soup
Scrape out the seeds, slice and fry the cucumber for 2 minutes. Add chopped spring onions, 500ml chicken stock and chilli powder to increase your metabolism. Simmer and serve with yogurt and fresh mint.
For Side dish: Tzatziki
Grab a grater and shred a whole cucumber. Mix with two handfuls of chopped mint and two crushed garlic cloves, and combine with sour cream. Share as a dip or on the side with poached salmon. Garlic’s whiff comes from allicin which is a proven fat-burner.