Saturday, April 23, 2011

Yummy Bean Soup Recipe From Biggest Loser

The Biggest Loser 6 Weeks to a Healthier You book has some amazing recipes that will help you stick to your diet.  This bean soup is easy to make, tastes great, and even works with a vegan or vegetarian diet.


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 tablespoon garlic, chopped

28 ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

3 (15 ounce) cans of your favorite beans, drained

4 cups veggie broth

2 cups frozen spinach


1.Saute’ onions in oil, adding garlic as onions soften.

2.Stir in tomatoes and spices and simmer 5 minutes.

3.Add 3 cups of beans and broth and bring to a boil.

4.Reduce heat and simmer.

5.Add remaining beans and broth to blender and mix until smooth.

6.Add bean mixture and spinach to stew and simmer until ready to eat.

This is an awesome, easy to prepare dish. Feel free to mix and match the type of beans you use and if you prefer a soupier stew, skip the blender step.

Serving size=1 cup


Carrot Cake Smoothie

These yummy carrot cake smoothies taste as good as carrot cake, but with only about half the calories!  They are great for just about any diet including phase one of the 17 day diet.  The best part, it is super easy to make.


1 1/2 cups cooked carrots

1 1/2 cups ice cubes

6 ounces of plain or vanilla yogurt

1 teaspoon orange zest

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Dash of nutmeg


1.Cook carrots until soft and then cool in the refrigerator.

2.Throw everything in the blender and mix well.