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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fat Flush Soup

So, New Year's Resolutions, Goals, Plans, etc. Anyone? I have a few, one of which is Get Strong. I have fallen out of shape much more than I would like to admit the past few years, but the camera & the muscles don't lie. So, Operation Get Strong is (kind of) in effect.


Enter Fat Flush Soup. Have you ever checked out the books by Ann Louise Gittleman? I read the Fat Flush Plan a few years ago-liked it a lot. I got through 2 days of the Fat Flush and then it all crumbled-I don't love my days without dairy, sugar, or caffeine:( But I recently saw a recipe for a fat flush soup in Woman's World and it sounded delicious. I didn't love all of the ingredients so I altered it a bit-what's new? It better still flush the fat! (OK, OK, not expecting miracles here, but this soup is full of healthy ingredients and is pretty darn delicious-even the Mr. likes it!)


Here is the recipe, modified slightly from the original. I haven't figured out how to do the cool 'Print this' button, but this is pretty easy to cut & paste into a word document to print.
Fat Flush Soup
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2 tsp. olive oil
1 20 oz. pkg ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pkg. frozen peppers
1/3-1/2 pkg. frozen spinach
1 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
half of a 64 oz bottle reduced sodium tomato or vegetable cocktail juice
1 14 oz can cannelli or kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 Tbls ground cumin|
Few shakes hot sauce
½ bunch each fresh cilantro & parsley, chopped
In sauté pan, heat olive oil. Saute meat until cooked through, about 5 min.  Dump turkey into stock pot.
In same saute pan, sauté onions, garlic, & peppers until soft, about 5 minutes. Just before finished, add spinach. Add to stock pot. Add vegetable juice & tomatoes.
Stir in remaining ingredients (beans, cumin, hot sauce), except cilantro & parsley.
Cover & simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro & parsley. Cover, simmer 10 minutes longer. 
Good for several days in the fridge, but it won’t make it that long.
Here is the ingredients list, enough for 2 big batches of soup.

Fat Flush Soup Ingredient List
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For 2 batches of soup, buy;
2 20 oz pkg. ground turkey
2 onions
1 bulb garlic
2 pkg. frozen peppers
1 pkg. frozen spinach
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 64 oz bottle reduced sodium tomato or vegetable cocktail juice
2 14 oz cans cannelli or kidney beans
1 jar ground cumin|
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 bunch fresh parsley
This list assumes you have hot sauce & olive oil at home. If not, pick these up too:)
And, the original recipe from Woman's World.

Fat Flush Soup,
Woman’s World magazine
2 tsp. Olive Oil
1 ¼ lb lean ground beef, turkey, or shredded chicken
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 bell pepper, seeded & chopped
8 oz mushrooms, chopped
1 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 32 oz bottle reduced sodium tomato or vegetable cocktail juice
1 14 oz can beans, rinsed & drained
1 Tbls ground cumin|
1/8 tsp cayenne, or to taste
¼ c. each fresh cilantro & parsley, chopped
In stock pot, heat olive oil. Saute meat/poultry until cooked through, about 5 min. 
Saute onion, garlic, peppers, & mushrooms until soft, about 5 minutes.
Stir in remaining ingredients, except cilantro & parsley.
Cover & simmer 20 minutes.   
Stir in cilantro & parsley. Cover, simmer 10 minutes longer. Store in refrigerator up to 5 days. Freezes well.
Makes 16 cups.
1 serving=3 cups.
Also, I finally caved & joined Pinterest. It is kind of awesome. Another great way to lose a few hours of your day effortlessly. You can look at all of the things you want to do, bake, & create, and then waste all of your time looking so you don't have time to do any of them (Oh, maybe that is just me-please tell me it's not!) Anyway, if you want in, it seems to be best to get an invite-so let me know if you want one!

Have a great day!
Vanessa

3 comments:

  1. Loving this soup! I didn't add spinach, so will have to try that next time. How's your Get Strong plan going?

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    1. Tiffany-definitely try spinach too! Get Strong plan-could use some work. I guess it is a 'work in progress.'

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