Today I am sharing with you an easy recipe for a Negative Calorie Soup I have been making these past few weeks.
A Negative Calories soup is basically a vegetable soup that contains mostly, if not only, vegetables that are deemed to be negative calorie vegetables. It means that these food items require more calories to be digested and processed by your body than they provide as calorie intake for your body...Therefore, it is the perfect soup for someone trying to loose a few pounds. It will not impact your diet and will give you all the nutrients and fibers you need while keeping you full a long time.
Some negative calorie vegetables are:
Here are the ingredients for my Negative Calorie Soup (you can use any of the vegetables listed above as well):
- 1 half green cabbage
- 1 red bell pepper
- 5 garlic cloves
- 3 large carrots
- 3 celery stalks
- about two cups of fresh tomatoes
- 1 turnip
- 1 large onion
- 4.5 tbp of olive oil
- Sea Salt, Cumin, Turmeric and black pepper to taste.
I start by chopping /dicing all my vegetables and shredding the cabbage. I then rinse them all under water to ensure there is no dirt on them.
In a large soup pot, I bring some heat to the olive oil, then add my onions and garlic stirring them until tender and brown.
Once they are golden, I add all my spices, including the salt, and stir some more.
I then add about 2 cup of water and let the garlic/onion and spice mix simmer for about 3 minutes.
Once the water has reduced a bit, I add all my vegetables, one at a time, stirring them enough so that they become coated with the onion mix and take on the color of the spices.
Time to add water! I add about 1 and a half large pitcher of water. The amount of water depends on how fluid you want your soup, I like chunky soups so 1 1/2 pitcher is plenty for me.
I bring my soup to a boil for about 5 minutes, then lower the heat to simmer and let the soup cook for about 3 hours.
It is then ready to serve!
Here I am serving it with a simple salad and some pretzel sticks.
The soup is about 100 calories per cup, but remember, your body will burn more than 100 calories, just to digest it!
Watch this video if you want to watch me in action - making the soup!
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