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Green Soup Variations from Readers Digest & Eating Well

Green Soup

Last month I read the article “The Soup That Changed My Life” featured in Readers Digest.  The article sang the praises of  this delicious and healthy soup that had a side benefit – weight loss. The article originally came from Eating Well. In my post I’m going to give you the basic recipe plus a few variations that I found to be yummy! Break out your Vitamix blender and let get ready to get healthy and skinny!

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Vitamix Recipe: Creamy Vegetable Vegan Soup – Out of This World!

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Creative Commons License photo credit: Phil Gradwell

Ok so the title on this post is a tall order, but this recipe is up to the task! You don’t have to be a Vegan or Vegetarian to like this soup. All eaters will like this soup. I guarantee it! Not only will you love this, but you can enjoy a big smile afterward knowing that your just kicked up your healthy factor big time! Click through for the recipe.

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VitaMix 5200 Review: Should You Buy One?

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Bottom line: yes, I do recommend buying a VitaMix 5200 blender. I bought mine 2 years ago. and I use it almost everyday! Why? Because:

  • it saves me money on food that I can prepare cheaper than store-bought
  • it makes me healthier – because it makes eating healthy food so easy and delicious
  • it saves me time – most recipes take only seconds to process and clean-up takes only seconds also
  • it’s so easy to use!

If you buy one, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with this extremely valuable and easy to use tool. I love it so much, I bring it with me when I travel to visit family. They all love the yummy, healthy treats I make with it, and I can’t stand to not use it while I’m away from home.  Let me share with you some of the details of this amazing blender.

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Vegan “Chicken” Soup

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Photo by ann-dabney


This soup is first and foremost, delicious! But more than that this soup will:

  • give you great nutrition– calcium, beta carotene, lots of vitamins and minerals
  • prevent junk food cravings– why? because your body will have the nutrition it needs. When we don’t have enough nutrients, we crave junk food.
  • give you plenty of fiber for a healthy digestive system
  • help you lose weight – why? when you eat plant-based whole foods, your body naturally sheds excess weight. Want proof? Check out Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedmand and Kim Barnouin.
  • help you reverse and prevent major life threatening diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and debilitating auto-immune diseases. Want proof? Check out The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II.
  • easy meal for a few days. Cook once, eat for several days.
  • give you a yummy eating experience! It’s the vegetables that make chicken soup taste good so give it a try!

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The Yummiest Soup

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photo by foxrosser

In my last post I wrote about how to eat healthier with a whole foods plant-based diet. Whether you choose to switch to this kind of diet entirely or whether you want to just start taking small steps towards eating healthier, this soup recipe is a great place to start! And if you’re trying to lose weight, this is definitely one of the best things you can eat. It’s a whole meal in one pot. Continue Reading →

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