Antioxidant Packed Soup

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I found a recipe for “Fat flushing” soup from the following pin.

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The recipe for this soup is fantastic for your health!  Personally, I’m not too concerned with “fat flushing”, but I am ALWAYS concerned with cleansing the body and keeping toxins at bay which this soup is fantastic for.  I made a few changes here and there to the recipe.  Some to make it include whole foods rather than canned or boxed, and some just because I didn’t have the original recipes ingredients on hand, so I substituted.

Due to the amazingly healthy ingredients in this soup, it has the following health benefits.

  • helps promote healthy intestine function
  • packed with antioxidants
  • packed with fiber
  • cancer fighting
  • boosts immunity
  • lowers cholesterol
  • reduces inflammation
  • helps control blood pressure
  • good for the eyes, urinary tract, prostate, heart, nervous system, and brain function…phew!

and on and on it goes!  I call this soup a power soup for a reason!  The best part is that it tastes amazing and because of the high level of fiber, it’s quite filling!  Oh wait, maybe that’s not the best part…I forgot to mention that this is a slow cooker recipe, so it’s ridiculously EASY!!!

ANTIOXIDANT AND FIBER PACKED POWER SOUP

Ingredients:

  • 1 large zucchini chopped into large pieces
  • 4 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 large stalks of celery chopped
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 4 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-15oz. can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cups baby spinach

Directions:

1.) Chop all your veggies

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2.) Put all the ingredients except the spinach into the slow cooker.

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3.) Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

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4.) Add the spinach, and cook for about 5 more minutes until the spinach is wilted.

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5.) Ladel into soup bowls, season with sea salt (to taste) and serve!

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YUUUUMMMMM!!!  Enjoy! 🙂

HEALTHY SLOW COOKER PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

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This recipe is SO delicious!!!  I got the idea from the following pin:

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I made my own sauce to make it healthier, and it turned out great, and of course, because it is made in the slow cooker, it is SO easy!!!  I paired it with some quinoa, and I made a “hawaiian” salad with a spicy pineapple dressing to go along with it.  I will post that recipe in the next few days and come back and link it, because this dish with that salad makes for a perfect meal – my  husband and I both enjoyed it very much!  But today, let’s just concentrate on this chicken – SO yummy, healthy and easy!

HEALTHY SLOW COOKER PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

Ingredients (makes 3 servings)

  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 20 oz can pineapple chunks (make sure the can is bpa free)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • a small amount of stevia
  • 2 tsp. coconut aminos (or you can use soy sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

1.) Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.  Add the chicken breasts and brown on each side for 5 minutes each.  Transfer the chicken breasts to the slow cooker.

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2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the pineapple, apple cider vinegar, stevia, coconut amines, garlic powder, cornstarch, and water.

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3.) Pour the sauce over the chicken in the slow cooker.

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4.) Cook on high for 4-6 hours (I did mine for 5 hours, and it was perfect)

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5.) Serve over quinoa.

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Enjoy! 🙂