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Nutrient-rich vegetable soups are the very popular dietary trend, especially in summer.
The extraordinary benefits of vegetable diets stem from many health properties of vegetables and their scientifically proven qualities related to weight loss.
Rejuvenating body with essential vitamins and minerals is important for those who wish to shed pounds while keeping their body in weight balance while consuming foods important for optimum health.
Boosting mental strength is important if one wishes to deal properly with cravings and emotional eating. Mental strength is crucial if one wishes to succeed and lose weight.
Whether you decide to include vegetable soups in your diet or not, just by including them in your nutritional plan is powerful enough for your body’s health and weight loss. We have decided to share with you very powerful vegetable soup recipes, that are easy to prepare, and lucrative and beneficial in numerous ways, especially for weight loss.
#1 Carrot Soup – Start with Boosting Immune System to Fight Cravings
The antioxidant-rich carrot soup is an extraordinary nourishing meal. Carrots are fat-free snacks and natural weight-loss food. Low-calorie food in general aid weight loss because you consume fewer calories than you do burn.
The rich fiber content in carrots promotes weight loss in various ways – fiber helps you control weight by leaving you fuller for longer and helping the digestive system maintain optimum health and digest food more efficiently and faster. Moreover, consuming more fiber means you are less prone to snacking.
Preparing meals that combine carrots with other powerful vegetables such as garlic and onion will boost antioxidant levels, even more, protecting your body from harmful free radicals, promoting healthy and beautiful skin and detoxification of the body.
To enjoy this delicious vegetable soup, you will need:
Carrots – ¼ cup (chopped)
Split green gram lentils – 1/8 cup (washed, well drained)
Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon (freshly ground)
Garlic – 6 cloves (peeled, chopped)
Onions – 1/8 cups (sliced)
Tomatoes – 1 small (chopped)
Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon
Skim milk – 1/8 cup
Cloves – 2
Oil – 1 ½ teaspoon
Salt, to taste
To prepare it you should use a non-stick pan – place on medium heat, and heat a teaspoon of oil, add onions and garlic, and sauté on medium flame until onions and garlic turn brown. Add carrots and cook for a minute, and mix in tomatoes (cook for 2 more minutes).
Roast green lentils in a different pan for approximately two minutes, and then add the lentils to the veggie mixture, with 1.5 cups of water to a large bowl. Pressure cook on high flame (3 minutes), lower the flame, then cook for an additional 3 minutes. Take it out and allow it to cool, then add to a blender and blend until you get a smooth mixture. Pour the mixture into a non-stick pan, mix in milk, ¼-cup water, salt, and black pepper powder, and boil for a minute.
Use a small pan, add the rest of the oil, add cumin seeds and cloves, and allow it to splutter. Finally, pour over the soup and serve immediately. Enjoy!
#2 Mixed Vegetable Soup – Control Weight Consuming Essential Nutrients
The more vegetables, the merrier. Many of you have probably prepared this delicious soup, or at least enjoyed a similar dish; however, this is a winning dish for weight loss.
A soup prepared of broccoli, beets, capsicum, green peas and carrots, is a powerful mixture rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, vitamin C and healthy protein. Garlic and onion add a necessary amount of antioxidants to this mixture, promoting strong metabolism and detoxification of the body.
For mixed vegetable soup, you will need:
Mixed veggies (broccoli, carrot, beets, capsicum, green peas) – 1 cup (chopped)
Garlic – 6 cloves (chopped)
Onions – 1 medium sized (chopped)
Oats – 2 tablespoons (roasted and powdered)
Oil – 1 teaspoon
Salt and black pepper powder – to taste
First, heat oil on medium flame; add garlic and onion, sauté until both turn golden brown. The next step is to add veggies, then sauté for 3 to 4 more minutes, and add 2 ½ cups of water, allowing the mixture to boil. Once the mixture is boiling, cover and cook on low to medium flame. When vegetables are cooked well, add salt and pepper as desired. The final touch is to mix in powdered oats, simmer for three more minutes and serve hot. Enjoy!
#3 Mushroom Soup – Balance and Control Emotional Eating
Mushrooms are skinny foods, according to many nutritionists and researchers. Providing a rich source of essential nutrients, yet very few calories, many urges to include mushrooms in diet plans.
Low in fat and sodium (important to many who wish to lose weight), glycemic acid in mushrooms is the most important weight loss stimulant because it balances the essential hormone important for weight regulation.
This recipe for mushroom soup is perfect in terms of nutritional value, and in comparison to creamy mushroom soup, this soup exceeds in terms of flavor.
Ingredients you need:
Button mushrooms – 1 cup (chopped)
Corn flour – 1 teaspoon dissolved in ¼-cup skim milk
Onions – ½ cup (sliced)
Milk – 1 cup
Water – 2 cups
Salt and black pepper powder to taste
Preparing this soup is fast and easy – first, you need to cook a cup of mushrooms in a cup of milk until they become soft. Allow the mixture to cool, and once cooled, get on the next step – add a mixture to a blender and blend it until you get a semi-smooth paste.
The next step is to heat a non-stick pan on medium flame, where you add onions and roast them until onions turn golden brown, then remove them from pan and keep aside. Add the ground paste to the pan, add water and simmer for 3 minutes. Mix in corn flour, salt, and seasoning, and cook it until the mixture boils. Finally, lower the flame, simmer until the mixture turns creamy and thick, and serve immediately.
Weight loss takes more than eating low-calorie foods rich in essential nutrients. It takes exercising apart from a good diet plan. These vegetable soups are super powerful in numerous ways regardless of their weight loss benefits, however, if you need more information on superfoods that aid weight loss, read 30+ foods that burn calories.
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Last article update: 5/11/2019