The Magic Soup that Will Make You Lose Weight

lose weight, butternut squash soup, coconut milk

Want to know how Kelly Osbourne lost almost 70 pounds and kept it off? No starving diets, no surgery to lose weight; just healthy eating. Pass the spoon and enjoy this guilt-free soup that will make you lose weight.

Kelly Osbourne is a well-known singer, TV actress, and designer in the UK; the daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.

According to Kelly Osbourne, eating to maintain or lose weight isn’t about one food, but it’s about making healthy choices all day long. For her, this means preparing a big pot of soup on weekends that’s pretty much fat-free and can last the whole week. It’s a quick and easy go-to, so when hungry, she can just heat up a bowl and have it for a snack, meal, or even breakfast.

The vegan butternut squash soup curbs both cravings of something sweet or something savory. Coconut milk makes a rich and tasty base for the soup and has only the fraction of the calories and fat in cream. If you feel like adding a little bit of extra protein, you can just boil a piece of chicken, chop it up, and stir in before you eat it. It’s such a yummy way to keep your body on track.

Butternut Squash Soup

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 medium onion, diced small

1 large, or 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, then cut into 1 inch cubes

2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped

1 potato cut into 1 inch cubes

4 cups vegetable stock or water

1 cup canned coconut milk

Salt and pepper as needed

  • In a large pot, heat oil to medium-low. Add garlic, onions, and a pinch of salt, stirring until translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add squash, carrots, potato, and stock, bring to boil, lower heat to a simmer and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables can be easily pierced with a fork. Remove from heat and add the coconut milk.
  • Puree soup in a blender, working in batches so you don’t overflow. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and a drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil.

Makes six 1-cup servings. Each serving is 219 calories with only 13g fat.

 

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