There are only 38 days left to Memorial Day. Let’s just say my eating and drinking habits this winter have not been stellar. Basically I need a miracle> Here it is , Miracle Soup from my friend Lyssa Weiss author of The Skinny Jeans Diet
Ever heard of negative calorie food? That’s a food that burns more calories to digest than it yields. Hence the name “Miracle”. This soup is great for weight loss. Enjoy a bowl whenever you are in the mood to eat, “just because”.
PS: A pot should last for several days!
PSS: I am a lazy cook. I buy all my veggies already chopped. Use any veggie combinations you like. These are non-starchy and just a suggestion.
- 6 cups water
- 1-quart low-sodium vegetable juice
- 3 large onions, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 6 celery stalks, chopped
- 10 carrots, chopped
- 2 cans stewed tomatoes (14.5 oz. each)
- 4 cups shredded cabbage
- ½ cup salsa
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ½ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 tsp. basil
- 2 tsp. oregano
- 1 envelope dry onion or vegetable soup mix or 2 tsp. low-sodium chicken boullion
Place water and vegetable juice in large pot, over medium-high heat.
Meanwhile, chop veggies (if you are not lazy), give yourself a little bow for ambitiousness, and toss into pot. Boil for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are done how you like them.
Serve hot off the stove, or keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This also freezes well.
Miracle Soup Nutrition Facts for about 1-½ cups
Calories 85. Fat 0g. Fiber 4.5 g. Sodium 425 mg. Protein 3g. Total Carbohydrate 19g. Sugars 11g.