Detox Diet


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Dr John’s Minestrone Soup

1 large clove garlic
2 medium potatoes
2 large carrots
2 pumpkin wedges
2 zucchini
1 stick celery
1 parsnip
1 brown onion
1 large leek
5-6 cups beef stock
2 large diced tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon canola spread
black pepper
1 can red kidney beans (strained)
250 grams frozen baby peas

Melt canola in large pot. When hot, add crushed garlic and sliced potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, zucchini, celery, parsnip, onion and leek. Any other vegetable of your choice may be added. Stir for about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, beef stock, bay leaves and black pepper. Bring to the boil and then gently simmer until vegetables are just cooked. Add kidney beans and peas. Bring to the boil again and then remove from heat. Discard bay leaves. Optional ��" sprinkle small amount of grated low fat cheese on each bowl of soup.

Simple Smoothie

2 cups soy lite and/or skim milk
A few spoons of low fat yoghurt
Any fruits ��" e.g. banana, mango, berries, peach etc.
1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
Few drops of vanilla essence
Mix all ingredients and keep smoothie in fridge