Since starting Dr. Mike Moreno’s 17 Day Diet in mid-May, I have lost 15 pounds and 7 inches. One of my favorite recipes that you can have for breakfast, lunch or a snack during all phases of the diet is the Kefir smoothie.
I was completely unaware of Kefir until this diet. In essence, it is a drinking yogurt with a lot of great nutritional qualities including the “good” bacteria that keeps your digestive tract happy. You can find Kefir in most mainstream grocery stores and other stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.
The recipe in “17 Day Diet” is pretty basic with some Kefir, and fruit or jam to add some flavor. While fresh fruit is the best and has the most health benefits, I still keep bags of frozen fruits at the ready – strawberries, peaches, mangoes and blueberries – so I can have a smoothie whenever I want one. (I find they are really great after a Zumba workout.)