I can’t wait to share this delicious and healthy weight loss soup! Have you heard of the soup diet? There are loads of weight loss soup recipes out there, but this one not only works it tastes so good!
Weight Loss Soup
Eat this protein-packed weight loss soup if you need to lose a few pounds. It has all the ingredients to kick up your metabolism and help you start burning fat! The best part is it is so yummy and satisfying that you won’t even know you are on a soup diet! It is also gluten-free and dairy-free.
Here’s What You Need to Make Weight Loss Soup
Weight Loss Soup Ingredients
Everyone loves this healthy recipe filled with nutrient-rich ingredients.
- Ground lean turkey (or shredded chicken) I personally like the ground turkey making this soup taste like a hearty chili. If you are going meat-free, leave out the ground turkey and you have a great veggie soup.
- Bell Peppers
- Tomato juice
- Lemon juice
- Black beans
- Cayenne Pepper
Needed Kitchen Equipment
Here are some of my favorite pots and kitchen utensils used to make this soup. (Affiliate links included.)
HoW do You make Weight Loss Soup
Cook this healthy soup on the stovetop or it would be great made in a slow cooker. I am going to give it a try in the Instant Pot. Cooking it for 8 mins on high pressure.
In a large pot, brown ground turkey or cook chopped chicken. Once the meat protein is cooked, drain the fat if there is any.
Prepare your fresh vegetables by chopping the onion, mincing the garlic, seeding and chopping the bell peppers, and slicing the mushrooms. Add all the fresh vegetables to the browned chicken.
Stir the contents of the pot together and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the remaining ingredients, except cilantro and parsley. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
A cup of green beans (fresh or frozen) and or a couple of cups of shredded cabbage would also be a nice addition. If adding these veggies make sure you simmer the soup for 30 minutes or until the cabbage is softened.
Lastly, stir in cilantro and parsley. Since cilantro and parsley can lose their flavor quickly when boiled or simmered add them last. By adding fresh herbs like these last you will add freshness and color to your soup.
This soup is delicious and hardy. I really think that it is the best soup for weight loss. I definitely prefer the tomato juice base to beef broth, vegetable broth, or chicken broth base. Who would think a diet soup recipe could be so good!?
Let’s dive in and get our diet on!
Why this weight loss soup diet really works!
Here is why:
- Lean Protein
Protein curbs the appetite and can boost post-meal metabolism by 25% and stimulates fat-burning hormones. Adding protein will keep you feeling fuller longer than with just a plain vegetable soup recipe.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and other natural acids that help your liver break down fat faster.
Beans can stabilize blood sugar which reduces the number of fat-storage hormones our bodies make. While I use black beans in my soup kidney beans or another bean of your choice would work.
Onions are loaded with chromium, which also helps with fat storage hormones.
Cayenne kicks up the heat and kicks up the metabolism up to 20%. If you don’t have cayenne pepper throw in about 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
Garlic might actually keep pre-fat cells turning into fat cells.
- Cilantro and Parsley
These herbs help flush toxins from your system.
Mushrooms provide protein, vitamin C, and iron.
- Bell Peppers
Bell peppers contain beta-carotene, which gives you antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
Many weight loss soups have cabbage while it isn’t necessary for my recipe but there are some great health benefits by adding this vegetable. Cabbage is low in fat and high in fiber. It is also great for keeping skin looking healthy and glowing with antioxidants (including vitamin C and beta-carotene).
Did you know just eating 2 ounces of cooked tomatoes (the amount in a serving of this yummy soup) can reduce bad cholesterol by up to 10%? As you can see this soup is good for you any time not just when you need to lose a few pounds. I often make it to keep on hand for a quick lunch that keeps me satisfied all day!
How to lose weight on a soup diet
Enjoy a protein-packed breakfast of eggs and veggies and then this delicious soup for lunch and dinner. If you need a snack, opt for veggies or a salad with olive oil and vinegar. Drink plenty of water! You will watch the pounds melt off.
Have you tried the cabbage soup diet? Unlike my soup diet recipe, it might leave you unsatisfied and hungry, but it can be a great tool to detox your body. Be sure to stay hydrated with these detox water recipes.
Even if you haven’t been successful with recipes like this in the past I personally think this one is magic! Everyone in my family loves this soup! I hope you do too!
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Weight Loss Soup Recipe
- 2 lbs lean ground turkey or shredded chicken
- 1 onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
- 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 8 oz. baby bella “crimini” mushrooms sliced
- 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 1 32 oz can of reduced-sodium tomato juice
- 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- 1 14 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 Tbs. ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne or to taste
- 1/2 cup each fresh cilantro chopped
- 1/4 cup parsley chopped
- In a large pot, brown ground turkey or cook chopped chicken. Once the meat protein is cooked, drain the fat if there is any.
- Prepare your fresh vegetables by chopping the onion, mincing the garlic, seeding and chopping the bell peppers, and slicing the mushrooms.
- Add in onion, garlic, peppers, and mushrooms and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients, except cilantro and parsley. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Stir in cilantro and parsley. Since cilantro and parsley can lose their flavor quickly when boiled or simmered add them last. By adding fresh herbs like these last you will add freshness and color to your soup.