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Cabbage Soup – detox diet

IMG_8932I’m heading to Croatia in two weeks for Yacht week and doing my best to slim down before then. I made this soup for my lunches and snacks for the next week, and am sticking to a healthy lean protein diet for the remaining meals. If you’re planning to do the 7-day Cabbage Soup diet then follow those instructions but this soup recipe is the same.

Ingredients  (enough for 1 week for either diet)

  • 1 head of green cabbage, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, diced
  • 2 cups white or yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • ½ jalapeño, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8-10 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 28 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 3 teaspoons basil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • black pepper
  • salt (optional)

This soup is all about the seasoning so add in plenty of it! As usual I made mine extra spicy, but if you want a milder flavor do not add jalapeño and limit the red pepper flakes.

Directions

  1. Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add celery, onions, bell peppers, carrots, and jalapeño (optional), and red pepper flakes. Sauté until tender.
  3. Stir in garlic, cook for 1 minute.
  4. Pour in chicken broth. Add tomatoes and cabbage, stir together.
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
  6. Cook until cabbage is tender.
  7. Stir in all remaining seasonings.
  8. Taste and add more seasoning if needed.
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