My Detox Soup

I have type 2 Diabetes.  It has been a long journey for me & it hasn’t been an easy journey.  My entire world revolves around food & how often I eat. This recipe helps me to detoxify my system.  When I was first diagnosed, the doctors do what they usually do, put me on expensive pills & constant warnings that if I don’t get this under control, I would need to use insulin.  To top it all off, they said that my cholesterol & blood pressure were too high.  I was going broke & there didn’t seem to be a way out.

That’s when I went to my chiropractor, who does everything naturally, and asked him if there was a natural way to lower my numbers.  He put me on The Page Fundamental Diet.  Basically, the diet is, If God didn’t make it, don’t eat it.  The diet is in 2 phases.  My soup is made from the items that I can have in phase 1.

I am now off all of my pills & my numbers are in the ‘good’ range.  What they don’t tell you is that the diabetic diet keeps you diabetic.  They also don’t tell you that carbohydrates raise your sugar levels.  I must admit, sometimes I fall off the wagon & once you start to eat carbs, you crave them.  The only way I can get rid of the cravings is to make my ‘Detox Soup’.  I eat it for most meals for about a week.  By the end of the week, I’m no longer craving carbs.  I tend to make 2 pots of this soup in a week.

This is how I make it:

Detox Soup

I start with a pound or two of lean beef cubes or cut up chicken breast.

Detox Soup

Then I take items that are on the list & what I have in my refrigerator.  I cut everything up into bite sized pieces.

Detox Soup

I also use some canned or frozen items if I don’t have fresh available.  I add soup broth to further flavor the soup.  (beef broth if I’m using beef cubes, chicken broth if I’m using chicken).  To be honest, I like the chicken better.

Detox Soup

This is a no-no, but when using beef cubes, I dredge the cubes in flour.

My Detox Soup

I use olive oil to brown the beef in my pressure cooker.  (Using a pressure cooker makes the meat very tender)

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After browning the meat, I add all of the veggies, canned goods & broth.  You can add spices if you like.   I always add the cabbage last.  (just something I was taught years ago)  Close the pressure cooker, bring it up to a boil, reduce the heat so that the valve rocks gently & cook for 20 minutes.

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This is basically a veggie soup without the carbs from potatoes or grains.  There is so much flavor in this soup that it never bothers me to eat it for a week.

My Detox Soup

The only thing that I think it needs is some sea salt.

My Detox Soup

It’s so good.

My Detox Soup

I am in no way telling you to stop taking your medications, but I am telling you what works for me.  Besides, it’s a very good soup.

Happy Creating everyone!