Meal Prep Monday

Meal Prep Monday- 

MC’s Metabolic Minestrone

Ingredients: 

Olive Oil 

1 cabbage chopped (I did mine in little squares)

3-4 stocks of celery chopped 

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

1 tomato chopped

1/2- 1 Egg plant chopped 

1 large red pepper or green…(I don’t like green pepper)

1 large zucchini 

4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

 1/2 can of tomato paste 

4-6 cups of your choice of broth ( I used my Nana’s homemade bone broth) 

  • Towards the end, you might end up needing to add more water (2-3 cups, and a cube of bullion. The lentils absorb a lot of the broth while cooking!)

1 bottle/can of veggie juice (I used homemade gazpacho)

3- 4 servings of lentils, or your beans of choice (good source of protein) 

1 Lime squeezed (my personal preference) 

Dash salt and pepper

Dash of turmeric

Radish for embellishment- also it is great for you.. so if you like it.. add it in with the chopped veg! 

 

Prep-  5-10 Min 

 

  1. Chop all of your veggies: 

 

  • 1 cabbage 
  • 3-4 stocks of celery 
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tomato 
  • 1/2- 1 Egg plant 
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1 large zucchini 
  • 4 cloves garlic

 

                Cooking-  40 min to 50 min 

I personally like my veg chopped in bite sized pieces. BUT this first step- is all personal preference (except for the garlic.. chop chop chop)

 

    2. Get out your favorite large soup pot. 

    3. Sauté your veggies (minus the cabbage) in your Soup Pot, with 1-2 tbsp of olive oil, until cooked through but NOT soggy

    4. Add in Broth of choice, tomato paste, can of veggie juice and bring soup mixture to a boil 

    5. Once boiling, add in lentils (or your beans of choice) and the chopped cabbage

    6. Cover with a lid, and let simmer for 25-30 min. 

    7. Season accordingly to taste and preference ( add turmeric, radish, squeeze of lime, salt and pepper) 

 

***********This soup is mean to be a fat flush by itself and a good quick detox. I personally add lentils for extra protein because I cannot survive without it! I find that this is the perfect comfort food for creamy cravings, and cravings for fullness. 

    

        Tips:

    - HEY RNY PEOPLE!!! trying to get your protein in?? 

        - USE BONE BROTH!!!!!!! (Super high protein) 

        -add chicken

        - add unflavored protein powder 

    - for a more creamy texture

            - Add yogurt 

        - Add avocado 

        - blend the soup

    - for spice 

        - Add a jalepeño 

        - Add Sriracha 

 (For people not wanting to use this as a flush) 

    -for crunch 

        - Add enlightened ROASTED BROAD BEAN CRISPS

                ( 4x the protein, and 5x the fiber of normal chips) 

 

From what I have read online.. “The theory behind the fat flush diet is that eating the correct combinations of foods and eating more often will increase the body’ metabolism and lead to the efficient burning of fat. Therefore, rather than totally restricting fat, the fat flush diet calls for eating the correct fats, as well as the correct carbohydrates and proteins. However, in order to maximize the body’ burning of stored body fat 24 hours per day, the liver and lymphatic system must first be detoxified.”  (diet.com

 

Lastly, I would love to thank Hattee Taylor, for coming up with such an incredible title for this soup! Not only is she a wonderful human being, she is extremely creative.. oh and AN INCREDIBLE horse back rider.

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