Celery Slimming Soup
The main principle of losing weight is to consume fewer calories than you spend. To do this, it is not at all necessary to torture yourself with hunger, it is quite possible to build your menu in such a way in order to fully eat, get the necessary substances, feel full, lead an active life and at the same time gradually lose weight. One of the main helpers in this business is soup, but not simple, but celery soup for weight loss.
Celery is a wonderful plant for losing weight. Everything is useful in it: rhizome, stems, leaves and seeds. Root crops, stems and leaves of celery are rich in vitamins of group B, A, PP, salts of phosphorus, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium; they contain proteins and pectin, a lot of fiber, few carbohydrates and very few calories – as if a specially selected set of substances to fight obesity. In addition, celery has a tonic and diuretic effect and is even considered an aphrodisiac. Celery seeds are rich in essential oils and can be used with or instead of salt to flavor dishes. All parts of celery can be used to make slimming celery soup.
In the fight against excess weight, all vegetable soups are good, as they allow you to get saturated with a small amount of calories for a long time. The addition of celery to the soup makes it especially effective, since the bright taste and aroma of this vegetable makes the dish so attractive that such a diet simply cannot get bored. Celery makes a wonderful puree soup and soup made from pieces of vegetables, which is more common in Russia, it can be cooked in broth or just in water, it goes well with other vegetables and spices, it can replace potatoes in recipes for borscht and other soups.
Celery cream soup for weight loss may contain small amounts of potatoes, carrots, cream, and even soaked bread – this is necessary to thicken it. When serving, celery soup can be garnished with nuts, sesame or sunflower seeds, and toasted croutons. Do not be afraid of these ingredients, because in small quantities they will not harm the figure, but they will significantly increase the nutritional value of the low-calorie soup and allow you to not think about food for longer.
Celery Soup Recipes
Soup with celery stalks and two types of onions
1 large bunch of celery stalks
1 large onion
2 stalks of leeks,
2 cloves of garlic,
1 liter of vegetable or chicken broth,
50-100 ml of low-fat cream,
salt, pepper, bay leaf to taste,
Finely chop celery, onions and leeks, put them in a saucepan, in which you preheat some vegetable oil. Simmer vegetables over low heat until soft. Add crushed garlic and simmer for 1 minute. Pour in the hot broth, add bay leaf, salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, then cool slightly and remove the bay leaf. Puree the soup in a blender, adding cream to taste, and serve immediately into bowls. Garnish the soup with fresh herbs when serving.
Instant Celery Root Soup with Bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large celery root,
2-3 cloves of garlic,
1 glass of chicken stock
2 slices of ciabatta or whole grain bread
salt, spices to taste,
sesame seeds, seeds for serving.
In a thick-walled saucepan, heat the olive oil, add all the finely chopped vegetables and simmer under the lid, stirring occasionally. When the vegetables are softened, add the broth, crumble the bread into the soup, salt, season and leave on low heat for another 1-2 minutes. Purée the soup with a blender and serve immediately, garnish with sesame seeds and seeds.
Indian celery soup
1 tbsp butter,
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger,
1 tsp curry powder,
0.5 tsp turmeric,
1 bunch celery stalks
1 liter of water
1 glass of milk
salt, pepper to taste,
nuts, seeds for serving.
Melt the butter in a deep skillet, sauté the garlic, onion and ginger, add the curry and turmeric, salt and pepper, and stir. Add finely chopped onions and celery, lightly fry, cover with water and bring to a boil. Pour in milk, bring to a boil again. Adjust the taste with salt or spices and grind the soup in a blender. Serve hot, garnish with toasted nuts or seeds.
4 celery soup
1 celery root,
1 bunch of celery stalks
1 bunch of celery leaves
1 pinch dry celery seeds
150-200 g white cabbage,
salt, pepper, ginger to taste.
In a saucepan of boiling water, place the diced celery root and potatoes, shredded cabbage, finely chopped carrots and onions. Add crushed celery seeds. Season with salt, bring to a boil and cook over low heat for 5-7 minutes. Add finely chopped celery stalks and chopped herbs, bring to a boil again, add pepper and ginger powder. Serve with brown bread.
Celery Slimming Soup is an easy and delicious way to control weight.