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Dr. Oz and Tosca Reno dish Eat Clean weight loss diet: Slim smoothie recipes

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Celebrity diet guru Tosca Reno has become famed for her "eat clean" wisdom. Now she's crafted a new weight loss book, which she shared on Dr. Mehmet Oz's show. It's entitled "The Start Here Diet: Three Simple Steps That Helped Me Transition from Fat to Slim . . . for Life." Get the skinny on Tosca's book below, plus recipes for super-slimming smoothies and tips on Dr. Oz's new magazine.

It's become conventional diet advice to tell people to "eat clean." But that tip originated with Tosca, whose best-selling books include "The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook 2: Over 150 brand new great-tasting recipes that keep you lean" (click for details). It's the plan that helped Tosca herself lose 70 pounds, and now her new book can help you attain your own weight loss goals with these tips:

  • Push away processed foods.
  • Acquire a fear of fast food restaurants, and a fondness for eating at your own dinner table.
  • Understand the health benefits of buying foods such as strawberries organic.

Dr. Oz also talked about his new magazine. He's jazzed about it because he feels that it combines fitness, family health, food and diet to help you make its title come true: "Dr Oz: the Good Life" (click for more information).

Among Dr. Oz's favorite recipes: Slimming smoothies. They're designed to fill you up (not out), and satisfy your sweet tooth. Try two of his recipes below.

Energy-Boosting Smoothie

Ingredients
Makes 2 servings

2 tbsp 100% pure cocoa powder
2 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
1 medium ripe banana
8 oz non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
4 to 6 ice cubes
Dash of cinnamon

Directions
Pour peanut butter, cocoa powder, Greek yogurt and ice cubes into blender and mix at high speed.

Slice banana, add into mixture, and re-blend.

Pour smoothie into two cups and serve. Sprinkle dash of cinnamon on top for extra flavor.

Nutrition Facts
245 calories per serving
16 g protein

Vitamin C Smoothie

Ingredients
2 oranges
1/2 cantaloupe
1 cup of strawberries
1 tomato

Directions
Juice the 2 oranges and combine juice with other ingredients. Blend over ice.

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