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The Smoothie Diet

• 1 heaping tablespoon protein powder with a P.E.R. (Protein Efficiency

Ratio) of at least 2.5

• 1 raw egg - make sure the shell is not cracked to avoid salmonella, and to be double sure put it in water that is already boiling - for 60 seconds - enough to kill any salmonella, but not enough to cook the egg.

• 1 four ounce glass of fruit juice

• 1 four ounce glass of fruit that goes well with the juice you have chosen

The choice of juice and fruit most liked by most people is cranberry juice and unsweetened strawberries. This combination totally covers the taste of the raw egg and the protein powder and is really a delicious drink.

For those who are worried about the cholesterol in the raw egg, the high amount of lecithin in the raw egg neutralizes most of this effect. If you still want to avoid the raw egg for cholesterol reasons leave out the egg.

The calorie content of this drink is:

• 1 heaping tablespoon of protein powder 40 calories

• 1 raw egg 79 calories

• 1 four ounce cup of cranberry juice 164 calories

• 1 four ounce cup of unsweetened strawberries 45 calories

Total: 328 calories

For people on a diet or those who have a difficult time having breakfast this drink serves very well for one meal a day. It has the protein, fat, and carbohydrates you need for healthy, balanced input to start the day out right, though a good supplement is recommended to go along with it.

For those on a weight loss program the smoothie may be consumed twice a day along with one good balanced meal consisting of not more than 6 ounces of meat and three fresh vegetables (not frozen or canned), and 2 slices of whole grain bread. In addition to this, supplements should definitely be taken to make sure that adequate nutritional intake is maintained on this low calorie program. The supplements that should be included are:

• Multi-Vitamins + Minerals

• B Complex - 3 to 5 times RDA

• Lecithin - 2 to 4 capsules of enhanced lecithin product

• EPA/GLA - 2 to 4 capsules per day

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