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More Skinny Soups for Weight Loss
Enjoy more skinny soups that are rich in prebiotics with this new recipe.
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What Are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are the food, in essence, that probiotics eat. Why is this important? Because probiotics are the good bacteria that live in our gut, and scientists tell us that the more good bacteria we have in our gut, the healthier we are.
And of special interest to those of us trying to lose weight, two scientific studies, one conducted in Belgium and the other in France, found that people who have higher levels of good bacteria in their gut can lose weight easier and are generally slimmer than folks who don’t.
So if you are in need of slimming (as am I!), we’d best consume lots of prebiotics along with our probiotics to make sure that those probiotics have plenty to eat and multiply!
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For additional skinny soup ideas and recipes, be sure to watch the following videos.
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Prebiotic Rich Skinny Soup for Weight Loss
- 1 tablespoon Ghee or other cooking fat
- 1 Onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon Sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon Red pepper flakes optional
- 1 cup Barley (pearled) soaked and sprouted, optional
- 8 cups Chicken bone broth or Chicken broth, preferably homemade
- 2 cups Mushrooms chopped
- 1 bunch Asparagus chopped with lower woody stalks removed
- 1-2 cups Cooked beans (your choice) soaked and sprouted, optional
- 1 teaspoon Dried herbs (your choice)
- Add the ghee to a large soup pot and saute the onion until they are translucent. Add in the salt and both peppers.
- Add in the barley and toss with the onions, and then add in the chicken bone broth. Bring to a boil, turn down to low, cover the soup pot and allow to simmer for approximately 40 minutes until the barley is tender.
- After 40 minutes, remove the lid from the soup pot and add the asparagus stalks and the mushrooms. Allow to simmer for 1 minute. Next, add in the asparagus tips and allow to simmer for another minute.
- Next, add cooked beans to the soup pot along with the herbs. Allow to simmer for another minute until the beans are warmed through.
- Taste and add additional salt if necessary.
- Ladle soup into bowls and enjoy!
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