December 13th 2015
The Fast Diet Recipe Book: The High-Energy Breakfast
February 19th 2014 / 1 comment
Spice up your 5:2 diet plan with a high energy breakfast a la Cameron Diaz. Mimi Spencer shares the delicious recipe
Mimi Spencer’s 5:2 diet plan is a household favourite here in the GTG office. With a general healthy eating plan interlaced with two days of fasting on 500-600 calories you’re bound to shift your unwanted weight in no time.
However, if you’re looking to shake up the routine a little or are just really missing your morning fry-ups then this highly nutritious big breakfast is definitely one for you - and hey, If it’s good enough for Cameron then it’s got to be good enough for the rest of us...
Calorie Count: 246
Cameron Diaz apparently eats her supper at breakfast time, which, she says, keeps her going all day: ‘I started doing it when I’d go surfing because I could go out for four hours and not get hungry.’ So, if you’re a big breakfast person, try an upside-down day - if you can face frying garlic in the morning.
1½ tsps of olive oil
2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2cm cubes
salt and pepper
100g broccoli, thinly sliced
100g cooked brown rice (cook the rice in stock for better flavour)
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
1 whole egg plus 1 egg white, scrambled
2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
handful of fresh parsley, chopped
Heat a large frying pan and add olive oil. Add the chicken and season. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add broccoli and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes or until chicken begins to brown.
Add cooked rice, garlic and lemon zest; cook for a further 3 minutes.
Scramble the eggs in a separate pan, and add to the mixture. Heat for a further 2 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
Remove from heat and add lemon juice and plenty of parsley.
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