Is there a meal that’s healthy, complete, satiating and slimming? Yes! Cream of vegetable soups. They’re the ideal way to lose weight gradually, without going hungry and still getting all the nutrients that your body needs.
In this article, we’re going to show you five delicious soups to lose weight.
Cream of Cinnamon and Pumpkin Soup
This delicious soup with its unique combination of ingredients also makes an excellent dish to surprise your guests.
Pumpkin possesses properties that are vital to any diet. It’s filling, thanks to its water and fiber content, while being low in calories. It’s also diuretic and purifying, helping the body rid itself of toxins and excess fluid.
It develops a consistent, creamy texture, almost like a potato.
Cinammon not only lends flavor to the recipe; it has medicinal properties of its own. It regulates blood sugar levels, which when out of balance produce hunger spikes.
Ceylon is the most recommended variety as it’s more aromatic and therapeutic.
Cream of Zucchini and Wakeme Soup
This recipe makes for a smooth and easy to digest soup that’s perfect as an evening meal.
Zucchini contains only 17 calories per 100 gram serving, which makes it an excellent addition to any daily diet. It helps speed up the metabolism and eliminate fat from the body.
Some people like to add cheese to make it creamier because zucchini contains so much water. Instead of cheese, use wakame as a healthier option. It not only possesses diuretic and weight loss properties, it will add flavor and creaminess to the soup.
The seaweed is added to the zucchini and puréed with it at the end.
Cream of Leek Soup with Ginger
Cream of leek soup has a delicious, unique flavor and is rich in water, fiber and potassium, a mineral that combats fluid retention and excess salt. In addition, leek is lower in carbohydrates which makes it a better option for evening meals.
A touch of ginger really enhances the flavors of the recipe. This spice helps shed fat and increase energy due to its ability to speed up the metabolism.
Add fresh or powdered ginger while cooking.
Green Pea Soup with Cayenne
Green peas are easy to digest legumes that provide protein, which helps us maintain muscle mass and slim our waistlines. In addition, green peas help regulate blood sugar levels and they contain a lot of fiber, making this a filling soup perfect for any time of day.
Cayenne pepper boosts our metabolism and helps us to digest fats. Start with a little pepper at first, until your body gets used to this spice.
This soup is great on cold days or for those sensitive to cold.
Cream of Mushroom Soup with Oats
If mushrooms are in season or if you ever have the chance to use them, they make an exquisite creamy soup. Mushrooms are high in protein and a very healthy and natural food.
Oats are very nutritious and contain a lot of fiber, so they are recommended for those suffering from constipation or other digestive problems.
We recommend eating this soup for lunch for energy throughout the rest of the day. Add a dash of smoked paprika as a garnish.
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