My friend Amie says she lost 12 pounds by eating this soup every day for a week. Cabbage is ridiculously inexpensive and is supposed to help detox your body if you’ve been retaining water.
I’ve had three children. I’m always retaining water. 🙂 Anyway, there is no easier way to make the Cabbage Soup Diet recipe then by plopping everything into your crockpot slow cooker.
Dude. I’ve been eating a lot of food lately. And we’re going away for spring break. To swim.
Which means swimsuits.
Which means I best be chilling on this and this and this and this.
Not forever. Just for a few days.
I’ve made the cabbage soup from the cabbage soup diet a bunch of times—-I know there’s a lot of controversy about it.
I don’t follow the whole “eat as many bananas on day whatever” that the “original” diet tells you to do.
I just drink the soup for a few days to clean out and somewhat detoxify.
Cabbage is supposed to be helpful in reducing water retention, and by all means, I’m up for some of that right about now.
small head of cabbage
handful of baby carrots
bunch of celery
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 green onions
1 teaspoon minced garlic, or 4 cloves, smashed and chopped
1 teaspoon of your favorite seasoning blend (lemon pepper, etc.)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
4 cups vegetable broth
4 cups water
–chop all vegetables into bite-sized chunks and plop into crockpot
–cover with liquid
cook on low for 8-10 hours
This doesn’t taste very good.
I could have added more salt, I suppose, but that would make you retain water and cabbage is supposed to be a natural diuretic.
So that sort of seems stupid to counteract that component.
I’ve added onion soup mix or a can of tomatoes in the past– but I didn’t this time.
I also like adding a few dashes of Tobasco Sauce to my serving — it doesn’t add calories but really adds a nice kick.
All in all, this is not a long term solution for anything.
But I’m feeling vain, so I’m going to eat it for lunch for a few days anyway.