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Winter Glow Recipe: Detox Soup

I’m living proof that, over the colder months, you can still achieve weight loss and muscle preservation. Who says you can’t eat a comforting meal and still get the body you want? More importantly, the spring panic can be avoided by maintaining a nutritious and consistent winter diet. This hearty Detox Soup from my Winter Glow Cleanse is not only low in calories, but helps detox the system. I’m talking about keeping your engine running smoothly, taking it back to basics and pulling macros from real whole foods. It’s really nothing fancy, just food that works!

Flush out toxins thanks to all the greens, turmeric and ginger. Garlic and cayenne pepper will hike up your metabolism on cold days, while the vit C from tomatoes will reinforce your immune system. 

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 red onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 celery stalks, diced
3 medium carrots, diced
1 small head of broccoli, florets
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste (optional)
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
6 cups water (or 4 cups vegetable soup & 2 cups water)
2 cups kale, de-stemmed and torn into pieces
1 cup purple cabbage, chopped
Juice of 1/2 small lemon (or a whole lemon, depending on how much lemon flavour you prefer)

METHOD:

In a large pot, add the water and set the heat to medium-high. Once hot, add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the celery, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes and fresh ginger. Stir and cook for 3 minutes, adding extra water or stock as needed. Stir in the turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper, and add salt and pepper to taste. Add in the water or vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Add the kale, cabbage and lemon juice in the last 2-3 minutes of simmering.

For more recipe’s like this one, shop the Winter Glow Cleanse eBook here

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Almond & Coconut Flex Bowl Recipe

Each meal in my Ramadan Diet has been designed to help you sustain your energy levels and is high in protein, keeping you feeling satisfied for longer. These protein-rich meals will also help prevent cravings for the delectable Ramadan fare your family and friends are bound to bring into the home. Each recipe contains a higher-than-usual amount of calories as you are unable to spread them throughout the day during this time.

Start off your day on the right foot with this Coconut and Almond Flex Bowl from my Ramadan Diet, which has been designed to help you sustain your energy levels, and is high in protein to keep you feeling satisfied for longer – plus it’s packed with familiar flavours you love, like dates, almonds and coconut. 

470 CALORIES
Serves 1

3 and 1/2 Tbsps rolled ats
1/2 date (cut up)
2 egg whites
20g whey protein (vanilla or chocolate)
1/2 cup water
8 chopped almonds
5 Tbsp desiccated (unsweetened) coconut

METHOD:
Cook oats in the microwave or soak in boiling water, add 2 egg whites to oats and stir, microwave for 5-10 seconds at a time, stirring well, until egg whites are cooked into oats. Egg whites cannot be seen or tasted at this stage as the oats have fully absorbed them. In a shaker, mix whey protein with 1/2 cup water or coconut water. Add dates, coconut, and almonds to oats and stir well.
Pour whey protein over oats. Enjoy!

For more recipe’s like this one, shop the Ramadan Diet eBook here. Babes and guys can use this eating plan, which is balanced, flexible and sustainable – not to mention full of deliciousness!