Fat Flush Soup
Here's a great soup I use often to help shed a few pounds without feeling hungry. It is very filling at only 150 calories per cup and very healthy. Find out more about the Fat Flush Soup diet at http://www.annlouise.com/blog/2011/10/04/my-famous-fat-flush-soup-recipe/
Fat Flush Soup
2 tsp. olive oil
1 ¼ lbs lean ground beef, turkey or shredded chicken
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
8 oz. mushrooms, chopped
1 (14 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (32 oz.) bottle reduced-sodium tomato or vegetable cocktail juice
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 (14 oz.) can black, navy, red or pinto beans rinsed and drained
1 Tbs. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. cayenne, or to taste
¼ cup each fresh cilantro and parsley, chopped
- In stockpot, heat olive oil over medium-high setting. Sauté meat/poultry until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- Sauté onion, garlic, peppers and mushrooms until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in remaining ingredients, except cilantro and parsley. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro and parsley.
- Cover; simmer 10 minutes longer. Store soup in refrigerator up to 5 days. Freezes well. Make 12-14 cups. 1 serving = 3 cups.
Note: For me personally, I use dried parsley for convenience and refrigerated cilantro that comes in a tube from Gourmet Gardens as it keeps longer in the refrigerator. I have made this soup over and over. I also cheat a bit and put a sprinkle of grated cheese on top. So yummy. (If you are on a paleo diet, replace beans with more veggies of your choice). Also, there is no way I can eat 3 cups as stated as 1 serving. 1 1/2 is a good serving for me. I often double the recipe and freeze half.
The Complete Fat Flush Soup DietHere are the basics:
1. A protein-rich breakfast
2. 2 daily servings of soup
3. Fat-flushing snacks
Tip: Make sure you drink plenty of water (about ½ your body weight in ounces of water daily).