by Gale Compton
Savory Superfood Soup is one of my absolute all time favorites. It’s loaded with superfoods, spices and all things good. Another plus is that this Savory Superfood Soup actually helps promote weight loss, is only 157 calories per serving and has one gram of fat. Eat up!
Yields: 8 | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 157 | Total Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Previous Points: 2 | Points Plus: 4 | Cholesterol: 0 | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Sodium:174 mg | Dietary Fiber: 8 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 7 g |
- 2 cups sliced carrots
- 1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2" cubes
- 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- Kosher or sea salt to taste
- 2 cups vegetable juice (I used R.W. Knudsen, Organic Very Veggie Juice, no sugar added)
- 2 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium
Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and cook on low 6-8 hours, or until veggies are tender. Add a tablespoon of reduced fat cheddar cheese, if desired.
NOTE: If you prefer a less subtle onion and garlic taste, saute onion in 1 tablespoon olive oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 additional minute. Add to slow cooker along with other ingredients.
To make this even more of a Superfood Soup, add 2 cups coarsely chopped kale the last 5 minutes of cooking, or until wilted.