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Watercress Soup Diet

Watercress Soup Diet

Do you have a wedding coming up that you want to slim down? A family reunion this summer? A wonderful vacation where you want to look your best?

I have a tip for you. Eat watercress soup. This diet is in my upcoming book Souping is the New Juicing. (You can put in your advance order now to make sure you get a copy when it comes out the first week of September.) The Watercress Soup Diet is one of a variety of diets in this book that make a difference in your weight.

There’s a study from the UK that proves The Watercress Soup Diet’s effectiveness. “Eleven volunteers were selected who, after following the diet for just six weeks, lost an average 1 stone (which is 3 pounds) while the star dieter, Roy White, shed an incredible 3.5 stone (10.5 pounds). He lost nearly 10% of his body fat and had a final BMI (body mass index) of 33.5, which was down from 4.0.”

All the participants were impressed by how easy the diet was to keep to. Virtually everyone lost weight within the first week which meant motivation to continue was high.  But it was not just weight loss that they benefited from. Everyone said that their skin and hair had improved and that “they felt unusually energized.”

HR Officer and mother of one Lisa Regan (42) lost nearly 1.5 stone (4.5 pounds) on the diet.

“I found the diet really easy to stick to. The meals were tasty and satisfying and it was simple to make up enough watercress soup to be eaten over several days. I didn’t eat much watercress before doing the diet but over the six weeks I’ve noticed that I feel more healthy and energetic and my hair and skin look better too.”

Lisa’s sister Anita Barker (46), an office administrator from South Woodford, also took part, losing just over a stone (3 pounds).

“I feel great! I didn’t want to lose a lot of weight,” she said. I just wanted to feel more comfortable in my clothes. The Watercress Soup Diet was simple to follow and because results could be seen within the first week it kept me motivated and keen to keep it up. Like Lisa, I might have eaten watercress occasionally but now I’m a real convert and I will definitely keep eating the watercress soup.”


Watercress Soup

This soup can be used as part of a weight loss program. Eat this soup for two meals a day and then eat a healthy breakfast such as a veggie juice or green smoothie and a vegetable omelet or other protein source. Avoid grains as they are fattening.

Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cups sweet onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, or to taste
  • 4 medium zucchini, diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond butter
  • 2 cups watercress, chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

In a  medium to large soup pot over medium heat, heat the oil and sauté the onion and celery with half of the salt for about 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add the zucchini and sauté for 3 minutes.

Add the vegetable broth and the other 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in the almond butter until well combined. Increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the zucchini is tender. Add the watercress and simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, and cool the soup slightly. Stir in the lemon juice.

If you want a creamy soup, pour it into a blender in batches and puree until smooth and creamy. Return the soup to the soup pot, season to taste, and warm over low heat.

THERE IS WATERCRESS JUICE POWDER IN Garden’s Best Superfoods Juice Powder. You could substitute this powder mixed with water or juice for one meal in place of the soup.



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One comment

  1. Karen Owens

    I just made your watercress soup, a double batch. It is absolutely delicious. I will be making this over and over
    again.! Thank you,!im looking forward to trying your other recipes.