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1. Green Juice

Juice 1 kale leaf, ½ green apple, ½ cucumber, ½ lemon and 2 cm ginger. Mix with ½ cup coconut water and serve over ice.

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2. Soy & Lemon Edamame With Broccoli

Place ½ cup broccoli florets and 2 tbsps frozen edamame beans in a small heatproof bowl. Add 1 tbsp water, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 1 min. Drain and toss through 2 tsps lemon juice and thinly sliced rind, 1 tsp soy plus a pinch of chilli flakes if you like.

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3. Choc Berry Smoothie

Blend ¾ cup skim milk, ½ cup frozen mixed berries, 2 tsps cocoa and 1 tsp honey. Process in a blender until smooth.

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4. Spiced Popcorn

Pre-heat oven to moderate, 180 C. Spread 3 cups of plain popped popcorn on a baking sheet. Sprinkle 1 tbsp lime juice, ½ tsp cajun spice mix and ½ tsp salt. Heat for about 5 mins and toss just before serving. Serve warm.

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5. Watermelon & Mint Ice Blocks

Blend 100 g chopped seedless watermelon with ½ cup coconut water. Place a few halved blueberries and mint leaves into four plastic cups. Pour in watermelon mixture. Freeze 30 mins. Insert wood sticks and freeze 3 hours.

Extra Tip: Curb Cravings With Your Fingertips:

Research from Australia shows that concentrating on the sensation of tapping may help you forget about food. Try tapping your forehead and ear with your index finger for 30 seconds the next time you need to get rid of a sudden food urge. If you’re in public, tapping your toe can produce a similar response.

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Text: Bauer Syndication