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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 – Cooked beetroot soup

The great news is that I’ve gone down another notch on the belt. My shirts feel looser and my trousers felt like they are falling down. So something is going right!

Tonight’s soup is beetroot. Whilst browsing in the supermarket I saw some cooked beetroot. I love beetroot and thought a beetroot soup would be lovely, so wondered about trying it. I searched for a couple of recipes and this one seemed easy enough. I wasn’t going to bother with the croutons or goat’s cheese.

Very simple: soften the onions add in garlic, beetroot, stock and balsamic vinegar and that’s it pretty much done. You only need to bring to the boil and then simmer for a couple of minutes. It’s the quickest soup I’ve made yet!

I think there was too much stock as it was quite watery.  I think next time it needs to be thicker so either more beetroot or less stock. It was really yummy. I’m not sure what the vinegar brought to the table though.

If you’d like to suggest a soup for me to try, tweet me @jelly_wobbler.

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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 – leek and potato

I’ve followed my smoothie – lunch – soup diet for about three weeks now. I’ve seriously cut down on my sugar/chocolate/cake intake, and I’ve lost about half a stone already. My trousers are feeling looser and my shirts aren’t so tight around the middle. Something is definitely working!

The next soup is an old favourite – leek and potato. Following on from the chunky chicken soup, I didn’t blizt the vegetables after cooking, so I had something more to chewy on. Really lovely, and really whomesome. Yum!

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