Crash Diet Detox Smoothie: when the scale won’t budge

By on January 28, 2016


Crash Diet Detox Smoothie
smoothie diet detox

When the scale won’t budge, ok, admit it, you cheated.  Here’s what I do when I’ve used up my calories for the day and have little room to spare.  I make this satisfying smoothie.  It tastes good even if it looks kind of green, it is packed with nutrition, it makes all the parts move, and by the next day, I’m back on track for weight loss.  Yes!


OK To Say You’re Sorry

Crash Diet Detox Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

1 cup green tea

1 cup mango slices, fresh or frozen

½ ripe avocado, peeled and chopped

1 cup fresh kale

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon powdered wheat grass

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 packet stevia

4-6 ice cubes

Whiz it up in the food processor, then enjoy.  381 total calories and a powerful jolt of nutrients including protein, vitamins and trace minerals.  Yes!

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About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”