Quick Weight Loss Green Soup Recipe

Quick Weight Loss Green Soup Recipe

Packed with powerful nutritious veggies like bottle gourd (calabash), green onions, coriander (cilantro) and mint make for a wholesome, super healthy green soup that helps stimulate and promote weight loss.

What is green soup?

Green soup is a super healthy soup prepared with fresh greens (calabash, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels, spinach, kale etc.,) and green in colour and hence green soup.

Green leafy vegetables are rich in iron, vitamins and a powerhouse of antioxidants that protect your body against free radical damage. As a bonus, these greens are high in fibre, low in calories and carbohydrates makes them an ideal choice for soups to lose belly fat for weight loss diet plans.

How this calabash soup helps in weight Loss?

This bottle gourd/ calabash recipe is a super healthy plant-based green soup recipe that nourishes your body by adding tons of nutrients. It can be prepared with any greens like kale, spinach, zucchini, celery etc. The green soup is beneficial for losing weight for the following reasons:

  • The green coloured soup is light in nature. The healthy green veggies present in the soup aid the digestion process as this help flush the toxins away and keep your body in shape.


  • The fibre and water content in the soup will help you fill and satisfies for a longer time. Therefore, no curbs cravings, and hence less demand for snacks or desserts.


  • This soup is low in calories and carbohydrates. No need to think twice if you want to go more!

This is undoubtedly an amazing bottle gourd soup for weight loss. If you are trying to burn belly fat, this should definitely be a part of your daily diet.

About this Recipe

This soup recipe is consisting of healthy green veggies that are light on the stomach and a little watery free from dairy products. The addition of mint leaves, lemon and cumin will enhance the flavour and aroma of the soup.

The regular intake of this bottle gourd /calabash soup will surely accelerate the weight loss process and help in shedding stubborn belly fat if you consume it without adding heavy toppings.

This bottle gourd green soup recipe for weight loss has the following benefits:

  1. Low caloric value

    Caloric value refers to the heat evolved by food when burnt or metabolized. This green soup recipe is a healthy low-calorie soup as it is having only 30 kcal per serving; you don’t need to limit your consumption.


  2. Low glycemic index

    This soup consisting of spring onions and bottle gourd (calabash) has a low glycemic index. The glycemic index of bottle gourd is 15. It means after consuming this soup, there is a low and slow rise in blood glucose in your body. Hence, it prevents an instant rise in blood sugar and prevents hunger, carbohydrate cravings, and weakness that arises after a sudden glucose dip from a high GI diet

  3. Rich in fibre content

    All the greens used in the soup like spring onions, bottle gourd(calabash), coriander (cilantro), and mint are abundant in fibre, which helps you feel full for a longer time, thus craving junk.

  4. Improves digestion

    Dietary fibres present in the greens act as a natural laxative that helps in constipation and aids digestion.

Remember, consuming this soup should not be the only strategy to lose the extra pounds.

For the best results, combine it with a balanced diet and making small changes in your lifestyle like regular exercise, no smoking/drinking, avoid overeating etc.

What goes in this soup of calabash recipe?

For preparing this calabash recipe or soup to lose belly fat, you required the following ingredients:

green soup ingredients
Green Soup Recipe – Ingredients
  • Bottle gourd/calabash: – The healthiest vegetable, high in water and fibre content. Moreover, low glycemic index and caloric value make it the perfect option to include in weight loss recipes.

  • Green onion/ Scallions: Add a punch of flavour and full of fibre and antioxidants.

  • Mint leaves: few – This fresh herb provides coolness, hydrates and refreshment.


  • Coriander/cilantro: bunch- provides a good source of vitamins and dietary fibres.


  • Cumin seeds:- I highly recommend adding cumin seeds in any meal as these are carminative (relieves from flatulence) and thereby improves digestion.


  • Salt: to taste- Use Black salt if possible. It enhances the flavour of the green soup and will take it o the next level.


  • Oil: tbsp – Any vegetable oil for tempering.


  • Lemon juice: It is rich in vitamin C, a great addition to weight loss.

How to make green soup?

Weight Loss Green Soup Recipe video!

Step -1 Tempering

  • To a medium hot oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and wait until brown. It is known as tempering and a great way to release the flavour of any spice.

  • This way, cumin captures its essence and aroma in oil and makes the soup tastier. I strongly recommend on using the cumin seeds.
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calabash soup – Tempering cumin seeds in oil

Step – 2 Sauté Greens

  • Once the cumin seeds turn brown, sauté greens by adding one by one, starting from green onions, bottle gourd, and coriander.
  • Keep the heat low to medium. (pics below)
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Sautee’ coriander/ Cilantro

Step – 3 Boil Greens

  • Add 3 cups of water to the greens. Cover with a lid and boil it for about 8-10 minutes.

  • Simmer it for the next 2 minutes. Let it cool for some time.
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Add water and let it boil.

Step – 4 Blend the Greens

  • Transfer the cooled boiled greens to a blending jar. To this, add a few mint leaves, lemon juice and salt. Blend to a puree.
  • If you like thick consistency, strain the veggies and make a puree of greens only. Adjust the consistency by using prepared stock.
Green soup- adding ingredients
Add mint, lemon juice and salt to the soup.

Step – 4 Reheat & Serve

  • Reheat the prepared soup on high heat and serve warm. Adjust the consistency as per your taste.
  • Top up with some nuts, seeds, edible salad flowers and chopped coriander etc.
  • And Here you go with the super delicious green soup.
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Healthy Green Soup is ready to serve!

NOTE:

  • All the ingredients used in this soup give the soup a bright, lively colour and a flavour that cools, hydrates, and refreshes your body.
  • The best time to have soup is before any meal as it makes you full and stops you consume a lot of calories!

Can you add toppings?

  • Yes! You can as long as the toppings are healthy, low calorie and fat-free like other veggies zucchini slices, crushed cucumber, cherry tomatoes, strawberry or a dash of pepper, chaat masala.

  • The exact purpose of this green soup is to help in weight loss. So guys, better avoid adding heavy toppings like cream, butter, croutons, cheese etc.,

Tips n tricks

  • To bring out the sweetness and flavour of the greens, saute them on low to medium heat.


  • Try variations with spinach, cucumber, zucchini to add a bit more depth to the flavours.


  • Think of replacing green onions – pungent relatives include onions, leeks, shallots, and chives.


  • Don’t strain after blend as this will leads to loss of nutrients.


  • This green soup recipe is for weight loss; so please stay away from heavy toppings!!

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Green soup

Quick Weight Loss Green Soup

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A super healthy plant-based, low-calorie green soup ideal for weight loss when consumed regularly with a balanced diet.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 Adults
Calories 30 kcal

Equipment

  • pan
  • Blender/ Mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 scallions/green onions
  • 1 bunch coriander/cilantro
  • 1 bottle gourd/calabash
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Roughly chop green onions and bottle gourd (calabash) after thorough washing all the greens.
  • To a medium hot pan, add oil and roast cumin seeds.
  • Once, cumin turned brownish, add spring onions and saute on low heat followed by bottle gourd.
  • Next, add coriander and saute for a minute on low heat. Pour water, cover with a lid and cook for 8 mins on high heat, and simmer it for 2-3 mins on low heat.
  • Let it cool. Add mint leaves, salt and lemon juice and blend it to a puree. Adjust it according to your taste.
  • Reheat it in the same pan and serve warm. Here you go with yummy and absolutely healthy green soup.

Video

Notes

  1. To bring out the sweetness and flavour of the greens, saute them on low to medium heat.

  2. Try a variation with cucumber, zucchini to add a bit more depth to the flavours.

  3. Think of replacing green onions – pungent relatives include onions, leeks, shallots, and chives.

  4. Don’t strain after blend as this will leads to loss of nutrients.

  5. This green soup recipe is for weight loss, so please stay away from heavy toppings!!!

 
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