Credit for this recipe is usually given to Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, Washington where it is said to be safely used to help patients detox and lose weight before a surgery. If followed correctly, it will clean out your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being. After only seven days of this process, many will begin to feel lighter by at least 10 pounds and by as much as 17 pounds, and experience an abundance of energy.
Delicious Detox Soup
1 large can of stewed tomatoes
3 large green onions chopped
3 garlic cloves pressed
2 quarts fat-free chicken or beef broth
1h head of cabbage chopped
1 bunch of celery chopped
2 lbs carrots peeled and chopped
2 red bell peppers chopped
3 Bouillon cubes or to taste
1h tsp Poultry seasoning
1 tsp Spike seasoning
Heat the broth and add chopped and peeled carrots in a large sauce pan. In a separate pan, sauté the chopped celery, onions, garlic and peppers until tender crisp in 1 tsp olive oil, then add seasonings. After adding and mixing the seasonings, pour this in with the carrot mixture. Add the cabbage and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
Let cool, then refrigerate and reheat on the stovetop as you are ready to eat it. This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry during the week. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want.
DAY ONE: Eat any fruit except bananas. Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit today.
DAY TWO: Eat vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with fresh raw, cooked or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas or corn. Eat veggies along with the soup. At dinnertime reward yourself with a big baked
potato and butter. Don't eat fruits today.
DAY THREE: Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato. If you have eaten as described above for three days and not cheated, you should find that you have lost a few pounds.
DAY FOUR: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink all the skim milk you can today, along with eating the soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates, as is the skim milk, but on this particular day your body will need the potassium, carbohydrates, proteins and calcium to lessen the craving for sweets.
DAY FIVE: You may have 10-20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes or as many as 6 tomatoes on this day. Eat the soup at least once today.
DAY SIX: Eat to your heart's content of beef and veggies today. You can even have 2-3 steaks if you like with green leafy veggies but no baked potato. Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.
DAY SEVEN: Eat brown rice and veggies and drink unsweetened fruit juice. Eat as much soup as you can today. You can add cooked veggies to the rice if you wish. By the end of the seventh day many have lost 10-17 pounds. If you have lost more than 17 pounds, stay off the diet for 2 days before resuming again.
Due to the variety of digestive systems in individuals, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day three you will have more energy than when you began. After being on the diet for several days, you will find that your bowel movements have changed. Eat a cup of bran or fiber if needed. You can eat broiled, boiled or baked chicken instead of beef but absolutely no skin on the chicken.
No bread, carbonated drinks (including diet drinks). Remember, absolutely no fried foods.
Drink plenty, at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day, as well as any combination of the following beverages: black coffee, unsweetened fruit drinks, cranberry juice, skim milk, herbal tea.