I don’t know about you but I certainly over-indulged over the holiday season. Between the bubbles, baked goods and too many dinners out I feel bloated and well…fluffier than normal. What’s my go to fast fix for this? My Magic Tummy Trimming Soup of course!
Now you have probably seen quite a few versions of soup recipes designed to cleanse and assist with weight loss. So have I. The problem is none of them really satisfied me and I found myself hungry an hour later. I have found this combination of ingredients to be tasty and satisfying. It includes some super cleansers in celery, turmeric, lemon juice and parsley. The beans and the quinoa keep you feeling full for hours!
I eat this soup for lunch and dinner accompanied by a green salad for 3-4 days and it does wonders for my waistline and digestive system. If I am very hungry sometimes I throw in a tablespoon or two of Boca Vegan Crumbles to add some heartiness.
- 6 Cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
- 1/2 Cup Diced Onion
- 1/2 Cup Diced Carrots
- 1/2 Cup Diced Celery
- 2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
- 1/4 Cup finely shredded Basil
- 2 Cups Green Beans (Cut into bite sized pieces)
- 2 Cups Broccoli (Cut into bite sized pieces)
- 1 Cup Zucchini (Cut into bite sized pieces)
- 2 Cups Shredded Cabbage
- 1 Can Garbanzo Beans
- 1 Can Low Sodium Diced Tomatoes
- 1/2 Cup Quinoa
- 2 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1/2 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Parsley Flakes
- 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast ( You can find it Here
- Healthy dash of salt
- Add 1/2 Cup Vegetable broth to hot dutch oven or large pan.
- Sauté onions, garlic, carrots and celery in veggie broth until tender adding more broth if needed.
- Add tomatoes, garbanzo beans, green beans, quinoa, basil, parsley, cabbage, spices and remaining veggie broth.
- Bring almost to boil.
- Reduce to simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add in broccoli and zucchini. Simmer for another 15 minutes or until all veggies are tender.
- Add in lemon juice and nutritional yeast and enjoy!