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Daily detox soup – Tomato soup

As January draws to a close, my detox soup trial must also come to an end. Since 30th December I have had a fruit smootie for breakfast, a large lunch and then a soup for dinner. I have also cut down on my cakes, biscuits and chocolate consumption – I would say by well over 50%. I have lost nearly 3/4 stone, my trousers feel like they will fall down and I can do my belt up a couple of notches. I feel trimmer and much better for myself. That’s not to say I will go back to my old ways. The large lunch and soup for dinner does not match the home routine. So I will still try to have a large lunch but will have a smaller portioned dinner. And I’ll definitely be having fewer sugary things than I normally do.

So the last soup was tomato soup, from BBC Good Food. Wow – there’s a lot of tomatoes! As with most of the soup recipes I’ve tried, you throw in an onion, carrot and celery (I haven’t quite worked out why celery is prevailent in so many soups! Please tweet me the answer!). Then you drop in the tomatos. I didn’t realise this but you need to take out the hard cores  -they don’t soften apparently. The recipe called for a couple of bay leaves, and by lucky coincidence I had some on the shelf (I had to blow the dust of the lid first!). Let it simmer for a 25 minutes, give it a blizt and there we have it – tomato soup!

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Daily detox soup – Jamie Oliver’s mushroom soup

We had a packet of mushrooms in the fridge which looked like they were about to turn bad so I thought I’d use them for my evening soup. I did a quick search and, surprisingly for a Jamie Oliver recipe, this one looked pretty simple. I only had 300 grams of mushrooms so decided to half the weights. I was quite glad I did as I got a bit impatient peeling the mushrooms!

In went all the ingredients, including some parsley we had (very rarely do we have herbs, let alone the ones required in a random recipe!) and blitzed it all up when cooked. A VERY tasty soup, full of yummy mushroom flavour. Definitely trying this one again!

If you have a soup I could try (starting to go over the same tried and tested ones), then please tweet me @jelly_wobbler

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Daily Detox Soup – Broccoli and Celery soup

My wife made the soup tonight. It’s not a combination I would have put together (and would probably eat again) but nevertheless it was edible and fairly tasty.

My detox plan is going well. A fruit smootie in the morning, a big lunch (today was cous cous and lamb meatballs) and soup for dinner. I had a slice of birthday cake in the office but that was it (which is amazing by my standards and judging by the amount of left-over chocolate from Christmas!).

Related articles:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24621394 – coffee or smoothies – which is better for you.

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