Health

Detox Vegetable Soup

Want an incredibly low calorie meal that will keep you full? Want a meal that can promote good digestion and provide you with tons of nutrients? Look no further. Loaded with High Fiber vegetables this dish will scrub you clean from the inside out. We present to you the detox vegetable soup.

ONE WORD OF WARNING: Thinking they are burning fat and that they will drop tons of weight quickly, many people attempt to eat this soup daily without the addition of chicken meat. Well, don’t be one of those people. This soup detoxes your system, it does not burn fat. If you remove the chicken meat, you take away much of the vital protein, that helps keep you full (not just the fiber from the vegetables). You will not get enough calories by eating this soup for every meal, everyday, without the chicken (or the addition of beans as a substitute, for example, chickpeas or garbanzo beans). Not getting enough calories causes your body’s glucose levels to drop (this is your primary source of energy). As a result low glucose levels (known as “Hypoglycemia”) can cause hunger, headache, dizziness, lack of focus, anxiety and fatigue. This is why nobody can stick to only eating the meatless version of this soup for extended periods of time.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cubed white chicken breast (cooked)
  • 8 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 64-ounce cans or plastic bottles V8 Juice (Or other Tomato Juice)
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 2 cups cut green beans
  • 2 handfuls Spinach
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans or cartons chicken, vegetable or beef broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Cayenne Pepper or other hot spice (optional, but recommended to boost metabolism)

Directions

In a large stock pot, add all liquid ingredients and bring to a boil.

As liquid is heating up add all the other ingredients.

Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes to 1/2 an hour or until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf.  

Other ingredient ideas:

  • Kale
  • Lean Pork
  • Tabasco
  • Beans
  • Zucchini
  • Sprinkling Of Shredded White Cheese

Source:  The Science Of Eating