Bikini-Ready Soup

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Ready in 45 minutes • Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 - 4 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 2 large pieces of fresh ginger, finely diced
  • Chili powder or fresh chili, to taste
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop celery and onion into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Saute onions until soft, then add the celery, garlic, ginger and chili. Simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, puree the avocado in a food processor. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add the tomatoes, stock and water into the pan and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  5. Pour the entire soup into a food processor and puree until smooth. Then add the soup back into the pan; simmer on low heat to warm through.
  6. Stir in the avocado puree and spinach to thicken soup. Serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to make sure all the fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 70, Total Fats: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 80 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 9 g, Dietary Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 2 g, Iron: 1 mg

This soup is full of vitamins and disease-fighting antioxidants plus liver-loving foods (ginger, garlic, celery, and onions) that help your body burning fat. - Carina Hultin Dahlmann, Oxygen reader

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