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Cucumber For Weight Loss


Cucumber

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.
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