With a celebrity clientele like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lara Stone and David Gandy, James Duigan knows everything about looking and feeling good. One of the UK's most sought-after fitness and wellness trainers, James has built a Clean & Lean empire, including a range of supplements and authoring several books on health and diet.
But far from taking on a no-prisoners approach to training and exercise, James espouses a positive approach to living a healthy life — just read his book, Clean and Lean for Life
, which contains recipes for a "happy, healthy body."
Here, we ask him to share some of his favourite smoothie recipes to help us get started on the Clean & Lean track:
Shakes are a wonderful way to create the foundation for a healthy, happy day or a nourishing boost to keep you going in the afternoon. I use my blender to mix up lots of green vegetables with a scoop of one of the Clean and Lean supplements, a handful of berries and whatever type of milk I feel like that day.
A word of warning: If you’re blending apples, berries and melon with only a tiny bit of kale, you’re not doing it right. All that fruit will provide a huge hit of sugar- fructose, which is a naturally occurring fruit sugar, is still sugar and you can have too much of it. So always add a bit of fruit to a lot of vegetables and some good fats. Remember the basic Clean and Lean principles and you’ll be fine.
Here's three of my favourite smoothies to get me through the day — just throw in the ingredients in a blender and shake it up!
Ultimate Clean is a great way to reboot your system as it contains two types of fibre which work together to give your intestines a good clean! The probiotics in the supplement help the good bacteria in your stomach and support healthy digestive functions.
1 scoop Ultimate Clean
½ cup frozen berries
½ cup coconut milk
Few cubes of ice
I am Beautiful Shake
The aim of this shake is to make your skin glow. Blended with Beauty Food, Protein Excellence and a dose of daily greens, this will boost your energy levels all day long.
1 scoop Beauty Food
1 scoop Protein Excellence
½ cup Brown Rice Milk
¼ cup spinach
Few cubes of ice
Morning Metabolic Mocha
Sometimes we all need an extra kick to wake us up in the morning. This seriously easy smoothie does just that while providing you with a healthy dose of protein. If you want an even stronger kick, add ¼ chopped red chilli into the mix!
1 scoop Body Brilliance
½ cup almond milk
½ cup coconut water
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon ground coffee
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