Flush The Fat Away Vegetable Soup

3.1 from 21 votes

Flush away fat with this superfood soup!

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for inspirational weight-loss foods. Sometimes it’s to kick-start a new weight-loss plan, and other times it’s my go-to meal after a weekend of indulgence. That’s where this flush the fat away vegetable soup comes in. This recipe is perfect to have in your back pocket for any such occasions. It’s chock full of nutrients and it’s perfect for detoxing. Surprisingly, unlike some other detox soups I’ve had, this soup is actually comforting and tastes great!

All of the ingredients for this flush the fat away vegetable soup were specifically chosen for their ability to work together to get your body in tip-top shape. It’s basically a superfood soup packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Together, they aid in flushing toxins away from your body, making it a powerful tool if you’re following a detox plan. And, while it flushes those toxins, it also takes the fat with it. Talk about a safe, effective, and healthy way to make healthy lifestyle changes!

Nutritional Powerhouse Ingredients

You’ll love the flavors of the sweet potato, spinach, garlic, carrots, and tomatoes – but, we didn’t just add them in there for the way they taste. What these ingredients are doing is restoring acid-alkaline and sodium-potassium balance to the body’s organs and glands. Simultaneously, while it’s boosting up your internal organs, it’s also flushing out all the bad toxins. The end result is the perfection combination of adding nutrients and removing fat.

It’s really a bonus that these superfood ingredients actually come together to make a really comforting treat. Like I said earlier, I’ve had some detox soups that really don’t taste all that great. I actually find myself making this soup even when I’m not planning to detox – just because it tastes so good!

The beans and the sweet potatoes are nice and soft, adding sweet and earthy tones to the broth. Then, the spinach comes in with a green burst of flavor and adds a nice counterbalancing texture. Finally, the tomatoes (if you’re using them) add body to the broth and amp up the savory flavors overall. Comfort food made healthy? Yup, we pulled it off with this flush the fat away vegetable soup!

Try it Out

Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think in the comments. We always love to hear from you – what worked and what didn’t – so drop us a line! If you have any ideas about posts you’d like to see from us in the future, let us know about that too. We’re a community at SkinnyMs, and you’re a part of that.

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3.1 from 21 votes

Flush The Fat Away Vegetable Soup

This comforting soup is loaded with nutrient-rich ingredients that will detoxify and satisfy your body!
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours
Yield 8
Serving Size 1.25 cups
Course Dinner, Lunch

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • pinch of kosher or sea salt, more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans of navy beans, drained and rinsed (optional black beans)
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can of diced tomatoes (no salt added), *this is an optional ingredient
  • 4 cups baby spinach, loosely packed (optional 2 zucchini, sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, optional, for serving (1/2 teaspoon per serving)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients, except spinach and olive oil, to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours, or until the vegetables are tender. Add spinach, stir and continue cooking just until wilted, approximately 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy! (1 serving per night if doing the 3 Day Cleanse & Detox)
  • Tip: If you prefer a thicker soup, after 5 hours of cooking, simply remove 1 cup of soup, along with ingredients, mash ingredients with a fork, return to the slow cooker, stir and continue cooking 1 to 3 hours. When serving, drizzle a little (optional) olive oil over each bowl of soup.
  • Note: Olive oil helps the body absorb nutrients more efficiently and supports a healthy digestive system.
  • Stove-top Method: Follow the same instructions above for prep, cover, and simmer until veggies are tender, approximately 2 hour. Stir every 15 minutes to prevent sticking. Add spinach at the end of cooking time, remove from heat, cover and allow spinach to wilt before serving.

Notes

*nutrition data includes optional 1/2 teaspoon olive oil per serving and diced tomatoes 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.25cups | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 603mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1
Keywords Plant-Based, Vegetarian

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published March 19, 2013, and has been updated. 

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289 Comments

    1. Remember the idea is not to get filled up, but rather satisfied. 1 cups = approximately 150 calories.

    2. the calories and nutritional facts are right above the ingredients, one cup is unlikely to be very filling but 3 cups is only 411 calories, and that likely would be very filling

  1. Im sorry i made this today..is there suppose to be stock in it cause it was horrible ..where did i go wrong i keep reading the ingredients and i did it to the letter and it had no taste at all is there a bit missing ?

      1. I am wondering what you did wrong because I think it tastes great, and everyone I told about it says the same thing – they love it! You mentioned broth, I use a good quality low sodium vegetable broth, and some additional spices if needed. Have lost weight and feel great too!

    1. It basically has everything that you need to make vegetable stock, which is more tasty than chicken stock in my opinion. Maybe you just need to add some salt? or hot sauce?

    2. Interesting comments. I am also looking over the ingredients and wonder, its probably the vegetable stock. I never used that type in my soup. I always use chicken or been. that's just me. I am also thinking, it these are on slow cook for 5 to 8 hours, the vegetables are overcooked no? I am going to try this but with chicken/beef stock and not in the slow cooker. will post how it turn out. thanks for your comments.

      1. Hello, I’m confused about the servings. Should I eat half of what the finished recipe yields so I can “save some for tomorrow”? I don’t want to over eat! Or do I eat the recommended serving size which will leave plenty of food to throw out since some recipes yield 8 servings :/

        1. Roxana, You want need to throw anything out, especially the soup. This soup is perfect for freezing and enjoying later. 🙂

    1. You can just leave it out. If you have access to Chayote, a Mexican vegetable. that's a good substitute for zucchini. You can also add chopped cucumber right before serving. Otherwise, just omit it.

  2. Wow, I made the soup last night and couldn't eat it because it was so hot because of the pepper – I guess that is a LOT of pepper and I just couldn't handle it! My husband tried it and he could barely eat it and he loves hot and spicy! I guess I'm a wimp LOL Will make it again with much less pepper 😉

    1. I was thinking about this post as I was making the soup this morning. Is it possible you grabbed cayenne instead of paprika?

  3. I also did not expect a plain vegetable soup to have so much flavor! It was amazing it and I am looking forward to doing the cleanse again this weekend because of the soup! Even my husband who HAS to have meat with every meal loved it.

  4. I was looking for the recipe for Veggie Soup-here is the link. (skinnyms.com/veggie-soup/) When I use it , it brings me to this recipe-Fat Flushing Soup. Can you help me with this?

    Thanks so much!

  5. Thank you…in my haste I went ahead and cooked the dried beans for an hour and then added to the slow cooker…turned out delicious !!

  6. What the heck I have done this detox before and loved it but it has changed. The soup is different and the ingredients aren't on the shopping list. I just spent 60$ on food and I don't have everything I need to make the soup. I'm pretty upset cause now I have to go back to the grocery store if I want to make that veggie soup.

        1. Carole, The only difference is the recipe had only 2 cups veggie broth instead of 4. We later changed it
          because our audience preferred a less thick soup. Also, the recipe did not list evoo when the recipe first published
          in 2013. Feel free to omit the evoo, however, it is so healthy and adds a lot to the recipe. That’s it! 🙂

      1. I copied this recipe to my notes, I have never made it but the comments sound very positive, could you email me the original recipe so I will have both to compare.

    1. Lisa, I'll email you the recipe. Also, I'll soon be republishing "Old-Fashioned Vegetable Soup" which is the original recipe.

  7. This is DELISH!!!! My 15 year old son made it for us to begin our detox. Gotta say – pretty proud of the kid. I was scared at first. I was grumpy all day thinking about how I'd get through 3 days of detoxing. But I walked in the door, smelled this heavenly aroma, and it was a FABULOUS soup! One of my top 3 favorites for all time now.

    1. I agree. I'm so happy to hear you and your son enjoyed the soup. This soup is made with whole foods and is incredibly healthy! 🙂

        1. Lisa, It’s fine to eat a few times weekly or more. Just be sure to add some variety to your eating plan. By the Way, this recipe can be made and frozen for later.

  8. can you the soup everyday? and should you follow a regular diet with this soup, it doesn't give much information, I love veggies, I will have no problem eating this soup, I just need to know if it is like the cabbage diet where you eat it 3 times a day?

    1. Deanna, Keep in mind this is not a diet. This is for 3 days only and is for cleansing and beginning a clean eating plan.

      1. Can I just clarify something when it comes to the measurements of the ingredients please? I’m based in the UK and maybe not so clued up with the US terminology. Would I make this whole soup as stated and then each serving would be a cup? Same applies the the other recipes on this cleanse ie the smoothies/juices etc. Many thanks.

        1. Hi Katrina,

          Yes, you would make the entire recipe and one serving is 1 1/4 cups or 0.2957353 Liters. Hope that helps! 🙂

  9. What can you expect while doing this flush? Do you need to be home all day near a bathroom?
    How many days do you do this flush for?
    Do you eat anything else of just the soup during the day(s) of the flush
    Thank you

    1. No, you don't need to be home near a bathroom though you might have to use the bathroom once or twice after eating. You can eat regular light meals. This is not a flush you do for several days, though the soup has enough nutrients to be included into your regular diet for lunch or dinner now and then. Here's our 3 day cleanse: https://skinnyms.com/three-day-cleanse-detox/

    2. No, you don't need to be home near a bathroom though you might have to use the bathroom once or twice after eating. You can eat regular light meals. This is not a flush you do for several days, though the soup has enough nutrients to be included into your regular diet for lunch or dinner now and then. Here's our 3 day cleanse: https://skinnyms.com/three-day-cleanse-detox/

    3. No, you don't need to be home near a bathroom though you might have to use the bathroom once or twice after eating. You can eat regular light meals. This is not a flush you do for several days, though the soup has enough nutrients to be included into your regular diet for lunch or dinner now and then. Here's our 3 day cleanse: https://skinnyms.com/three-day-cleanse-detox/

    4. No, you don't need to be home near a bathroom though you might have to use the bathroom once or twice after eating. You can eat regular light meals. This is not a flush you do for several days, though the soup has enough nutrients to be included into your regular diet for lunch or dinner now and then. Here's our 3 day cleanse: https://skinnyms.com/three-day-cleanse-detox/

  10. is there a special plan to follow? or do I just supplement one meal with this? I stumbled across this on one of my friends facebook page. thanks

  11. Hi, i am busy writing out the shopping list could you give advice on what i can use instead of Zucchini ?? i can not buy this in my supermarket (asda)…also what is a Cilantro? thanks

    1. Cilantro is an herb that looks like parsley, and has a fresh, bright flavor that pairs well with lime. It's often used in Latin American and Asian cooking. Parsley is a good substitute here, or fresh mint leaves. Add chopped cucumber to the soup at the end to replace the zucchini.

  12. I am not a fan of Black Beans. I know the beans can be left out but is there an alternative bean or beans to the Black Beans?

    1. Any beans, such as Northern, pinto, kidney, or white beans will work. If you don't want to use beans, any lentils will work as well.

    1. Carrots could certainly work in place of the sweet potato. Yes feel free to substitute any of the vegetables for other vegetables.

  13. How come mine looks so much darker? Mine looks more like black bean soup than what the photo looks like. I don't eat a lot of those ingredients and I really like this soup.

  14. I just put this soup together in the crock pot and added the 2 cups of broth but it's not soupy at all. I can barely see the liquid. Did I do something wrong or does it get more soupy with cooking?

    1. It gets more soupy with cooking because of the water in the vegetables and the steam the slow cooker creates. Thanks for checking!

  15. I was wondering does this really only needs 2 cups of broth? Other recipes for similar soups called for at least 6 in a slower cooker.

    1. Yes, it's 2 cups, but check halfway through cook time and add more broth or water if a more liquid is desired in the soup.

  16. can i sub barley or maybe quinoa in here somewhere? i haverecently started to try eating healthier and get my family to do the same… i need tasty recipes so that they won't feel like they are missing anything! thanks for your help! 🙂

  17. Would I be making the soup less healthy with added rice? Anyone try that? With rice and beans in there It would make a good dinner on this cold night. 🙂

  18. Made this as is and absolutely love it! I agree with others that I did not expect a veggie soup to be so flavorful. Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

  19. What about using butternut squash instead of a sweet potato or zucchini and swiss chard instead of spinach? Will the soup still have its fat flushing properties?

    1. What is butternut squash? In Australia, we have butternut pumpkin, sweeter than some other pumpkins. Squash over here is a small round but flattened veggie yellow or green in couloir and similar flavour and firmer texture than it's family member zucchini.. My point is pumpkin is usually a no no in dieting for some reason. I am happy of it's inclusion though, as it is a favourite of mine.

    1. If it's baby kale, add at the same time. If it's full grown kale, add bite-sized torn pieces with the rib/stalk removed 1/2 an hour prior. Enjoy:)

  20. I've made the soup twice now and love it, but it doesn't look anything like the picture. Is that a different soup? The soup pictured looks like it has noodles and some oil on the top. Just curious, I follow the cooking directions exactly.

    1. Yes, there are different variations on the soup, such as subbing lentils for beans, or switching out some of the veggies, so that may be what you're seeing. Glad you love it:)!

  21. I made it exactly as directed and didn't like the taste at all. I'm guessing it was the allspice. What other ingredients can I use instead.

    1. You can omit the allspice. You can add 2 teaspoons Italian herb blend (the blend with oregano and basil) or thyme or oregano or basil or a mix of all 3.

  22. i made this yesterday and it was fantastic! BUT it did not look like the picture you have? the picture looks like maybe there is some olive oil in it???

  23. I've made this a half dozen times now and it's my favorite soup ever. I make a few minor changes as follows: 1) I use a dutch oven on the stove top. 2) I use both the zucchini and the sweet potato. 3) I use a full 32 oz. carton of veggie broth. 4) I double the paprika.

    I toss the veggies into the dutch oven as I cut them so they get a quick saute, add everything else except the spinach and then cook it for an hour or two until the veggies are just tender. Add the spinach at the end as instructed. It's basically a Minestrone without the pasta. Even my meat loving (and sweet potato hating) husband loves it. SO HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS.

  24. taste fine, not what I expected, its red instead of yellow as pic shows. Thought the sweet potato would give it a sweet flavor instead it has a bit of a kick to it. But it still tastes good, will eat next 3 nights

  25. I just made this soup & it was done in time for lunch! It is amazing! I will add the spinach next time I heat up the rest. Without it it was wonderful! I used the spices called for but also heated it up with a dash of Lucifer Spice (great new spicy spice). This is a keeper!!!!

  26. What happens when you eat zucchini? My mother always said she was allergic to onion when in reality she just did not like it! We, the family tested her on this many times and she was fine, she never knew but the funny thing was she made all her favourite salads with spring onions……hello, they are still onions mum!

  27. The only black beans I know are Asian, is this what the recipe calls for? If not do they have another name and do I purchase them at a specialty store or just a supermarket? I am in Australia, not the USA.

    1. You might know them as navy beans. You can also substitute kidney beans or white beans. Really, any type of beans will work in the soup. Enjoy!

  28. I was wondering if anyone has bad side effects? I ate the soup last Thursday and have had Diarrhea since. Any comments please. I am 66 years old and in very ( was ) health. Thanks

  29. what can I replace the zuchinni with another veg? water chestnuts? just asking? do you eat this 3 times a day x 3 days?

    1. You can replace the zucchini with another vegetable or omit it altogether. Water chestnuts would be a fine replacement, if you like those.

    1. Yes, you can add a little tomato puree. We prefer the cardboard carton to cans, or a touch of tomato paste from the tube. Even sundried tomato paste would work nicely for a bit of tomato flavor.

  30. I love this soup! The only alteration I make is that I also add curry powder – I just love the subtle flavor it adds. Great soup!!

  31. I did this cleanse in Aug and I loved the soup then. Can you send me the original recipe? I will try this one as well to compare them but would like the other one as well.

  32. Just bought everything on the 3 day detox list only to find out there's more that I need to buy. Checked the site for this "Old fashioned recipe" but still unable to find a recipe that matches what's on the 3 day detox list.

  33. Why is there so much floating oil on top of the soup? "The fat you eat is the fat you wear", per Dr John McDougall, but I see there is no added fat in the recipe?

    1. Jessica, That is just a swirl of olive oil added on the top for the image and is not in the recipe. There are many fats that are very good for you, such as the fats found in olives, coconuts, salmon, avocados and more. Refined sugar and refined carbs actually turn to fat in the body.

  34. This was delicious! I used vegetable stock, not broth, and 4 cups not 2. I also added some frozen green beans and frozen corn. Did this on the stovetop and cooked it on medium/medium low for about 1- 1 1/2 hrs. So good! (Also, used sweet potatoes not zucchini. Added some sweetness to the recipe along with the sweetness from the carrots. I think zucchini might get mushy.)

    1. Lisa, I would omit the tomatoes and any of the other ingredients that the doctor say you can't have. You can always add in other vegetables that are safe for you.

  35. Could you make a suggestion as to what to eat in the mornings for a night worker. I find it very hard to keep to a diet as do some of my co-workers. Suggestions welcome

  36. I am trying to make this soup at this very moment. 2 cups of broth is no where near enough liquid to even cover all the veggies & beans. Please help!

  37. I just can not believe some of these questions,,,,,people, people, people, use your heads, no where does it say dried beans….

  38. I tried this for the first time last week & my husband & I both thought it was so amazing that I have this week's batch cooking as we speak. I love sweet potatoes so I did two sweet potatoes instead of one & three stalks of celery diced. I also added two servings of portabello mushrooms to this batch which I didn't do last time so we'll see if that helps make it more hearty. I have a feeling I'm going to be making this a lot in the future!

  39. It turned out OK. Need to add more liquid than two cups or maybe cut back to 1 can of black beans as it's not very 'soupy'.

  40. I made this soup yesterday in the slow cooker. I added collard greens since I did not have spinach. This soup is absolutely amazing. Thank you for the recipe.

  41. This soup is AMAZING! Really filling and delicious. I've also experimented with adding a poached egg on top or swirling in a tablespoon of low fat sour cream or topping with chopped avocado and cilantro. All are fantastic! I didn't expect it to have so much flavor either.

  42. This is *why french women aren't fat* (booktitel) They eat vegetable soup as a diet ..since forever
    a mother pas to daughter knowlwdge

  43. I made the soup today . I like it thick so I pureed it all in the blender except the navy beans and spinach . Added them at the end . Delish !!!!

  44. I've never made this before, and I'd like to do the 3 day cleanse. My question is, since I am making 3 days worth with one cooking, do I add all the spinach at once and cook until it wilts or do I add a portion each day and cook the portion of spinach daily?

        1. Hi Cathy, yes – you can make this in a pressure cooker. If you’re using an Instant Pot, about 15 minutes on high pressure should do the trick!

    1. Janice, Sure! I would recommend adding zucchini slices about 10-15 minutes at the end of cooking time. Let us know how like it with the zucchini. 🙂

  45. Should I add all the spinach or just enough for what I am going to eat at the time? Does that make sense? Won't it get wilted if I put it all in at once and then don't eat it again until the next day?

  46. Started the three Day Detox today, I made the soup in a pot rather than slow cooker but there is some flavoring that I don’t care for in the soup. Can it be the allspice, paprika or the black beans?

  47. Starting this today for 5 days .. while I know this is a cleanse, what on average can you expect as far as weight loss. I’m religious about working out, eat fairly well, but for 2016 wanted to begin a ‘cleaner’ eating pattern and thought this was a great start. Your website is great BTW, glad I came across it.

    1. Thanks for the positive feedback! We’re so happy you enjoy our site. It’s really impossible to say how many pounds you would lose because that could depend on any number of factors. We, at Skinny Ms., try to take the focus off of the number on the scale and put it onto healthy living, instead. When we live a clean lifestyle, our bodies are better able to function, we feel better, and the weight loss is just an added bonus. 🙂

    1. This particular recipe doesn’t include zucchini in the ingredients, but you can definitely add some. Let us know how you like it!

    1. Kim,

      All the ingredients are healthy, therefore, the soup can be eaten daily
      as long as you’re also eating healthy for your other daily meals and snacks.

  48. I made the soup – it’s delicious!! I’m really not interested in a detox but rather a smarter eating plan. Would you recommend using this soup to help in weight loss as one of my daily meals? I would probably make it in bulk and eat a few times a week as a lunch or dinner but would like to know your thoughts. Thanks in advance.

    1. Jessica, Definitely! This soup is super healthy and packed with antioxidants. You’ve got the protein too with the beans. This soup really is a meal in one. Enjoy! 🙂

  49. I made the soup and thought it was delicious however about an hour later my nose was completely stuffed up. Has this happened to anyone else? I used ingredients that I have had before so I don’t see how I could have an allergy. Very weird.

    1. We’re glad you enjoyed the soup, Gina. We can’t see any reason why your symptoms would be related to this recipe, but if you experience them again after having the soup, it might be a good idea to speak with your doctor about possible food allergies.

  50. Love this recipe; plan to add turmeric to it. I’m assuming this will be okay during the 3 day detox given its health benefits, correct?

  51. I read a bunch of reviews where people said this soup was bland or not good. I thought it was DELICIOUS! I made it in my pressure cooker and my whole apt smells amazing. I didn’t have allspice or bayleaf so I added a mix of oregano, basil, and rosemary. I also added turmeric. I can’t eat beans so I bought extra firm cubed tofu, cut it a little smaller than the cubes, and added that. I planned on cheating tomorrow night for a date night with the husband (I thought I was going to be miserable eating this soup anyway) but I asked him if we could reschedule because I actually WANT to eat this for dinner tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  52. Hi! This makes a lot
    Of servings!:) and is so good!! But if I’m doing the two day cleanse how much of the soup should I have?

    1. Carri, Having a bowl twice daily is fine. It’s important that you eat until satisfied, but not full. This is such a healthy recipe that having a little extra is fine.

  53. I first tried this soup and diet 3 years ago. I felt so great that I continued it for 3 more months. Besides losing weight, the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis were reduced by about 90%. I missed grains and ate a slice of Ezekial bread. My symptoms returned. That’s when I realized the link between gluten and RA. I continue to follow this diet for months at a time, varying the juice in the morning and occassionally a curried red lentil/quinoa soup instead of the black bean/sweet potato soup. This is one of the most beneficial sites I have ever found.

  54. Instead of doing a 3 day cleanse, can you eat the soup for 2 meals a day along with another healthy meal and snacks? Would that work?

    And also, I don’t see zucchini on the list of ingredients, am I blind?

    1. Terri, Zucchini is optional in place of spinach. Yes, that’s fine as long as the other foods follow the clean concept. The soup is packed with nutrients so eat up! 🙂

  55. I used low sodium organic chicken bone broth, added tumeric and rosemary and the zucchini and spinach. Cooked on stove for 1 hour and 20 min (when veggies were tender). Didn’t have paprika so used cayenne pepper. Tastes great! I think this is a great alternative to the cabbage soup cause i don’t like cabbage. And added a can of no salt diced tomatoes.

  56. Question? I’m into bodybuilding and I need a little protein, so is it OK to add 97% lean and 3% fat ground white turkey?

  57. I tried it to the exact recipe but it was too bland, too thin. I added 1 1/2 cups of my homemade chicken broth and some cayenne and voila! I’ll take the few extra calories from the chicken stock. This I will make again.

  58. Getting ready to make this does the Detoxifying Slow Cooker Moroccan Soup do the same as this soup the ingredients are so similar and \I prefer the spice profile better?

    1. Joanne, if you would prefer the Moroccan Soup that should be fine to make it instead of the Flush the Fat Away Vegetable Soup. You can also add some of the spices to the vegetable soup if you would prefer.

  59. OMG this soup is delish!!!! I love fresh garlic so I added 3 cloves instead of 1. I also used regular diced tomatoes with salt added to give more flavor…. I used 2 bay leafs also,,,….. Enjoy

    1. We’re so glad you enjoyed the recipe! What great suggestions (I love fresh garlic, too, and always add a little more!)

    1. Dot, Great idea! I would suggest adding 1/2 cup dry lentils about 25-30 minutes before the end of cooking time.

  60. Followed the recipe with diced tomatoes and only 1 tablespoon of light olive oil. Couldn’t find canned navy beans so used mixed beans. The soup tasted awesome- love the taste of sweet potatoe. Can’t believe only 1 point per serving! I will eat this frequently and can’t wait to share with friends.

  61. I make this soup and is great very yummy my husband love it and he ask me again to cook thank you for your recipe

  62. Hello,
    This is the first time going to try the soup , in the recipe said put chicken or vegetable stock, i do not have stock can I used a vegetable powder instead
    Regards Joanne
    Sydney Australia

    1. Hi Joanna, we’re not familiar with vegetable powder? I would stick to using stock or broth for this recipe to help keep sodium down.

  63. I made this soup for my family this week and it was a huge success. My 8 year old daughter, who tries to avoid her veggies like they were the plague, absolutely loved it. My wife did as well. I added some cooked chicken to it but followed the rest of the recipe to the letter and it came out great. Thanks so much for making this recipe available. I’ll be making it at least once or twice a month from now on. Especially in the winter months.

  64. Made this soup on Monday night, with the following adjustments simply because I didn’t have everything listed here in my cupboard 😀

    1. Replaced sweet potato with butternut pumpkin
    2. Replaced navy beans with lentils
    3. Replaced vegetable stock with beef stock

    Regardless of these three changes, this soup is GORGEOUSLY tasty. I maybe went overboard and dumped in about 6 bay leaves (let’s be honest, who uses ONE bay leaf?) because they were all crumbly and broken in the tin anyway and I needed to use them up, and I also wasn’t sure which version of Paprika one was meant to use, so I used Smoked and Sweet.

    End result?
    Oh. My. Giddy. AUNT.

    Recipe says 8 servings. After eating spoonfuls STRAIGHT out of my Instant Pot, I was left with 6, max.

    SO. SO. SO. GOOD.

    Seriously. I am a hardcore carnivore. Hard. Core. I eat my steak blue. BLUE, people. And yet, I’m in love.

    Considering half the people here are behaving like miserly little hypochondriacs and saying “it’s too bland” or “it’s too X” or “it’s too Y” – I was skeptical, but I think that’s just the usual typical American response to Eating Real Food (a la something that looks like the thing it was when it was alive, NOT when you took it out of the box). Because this soup is flavourful, wholesome, satiating, and savoury. PACKED with umami. STUFFED with chewy-bits. I’m in love. I’m going to make this again next week, but this time I’m also going to roast a few turkey drumsticks and shred the meat into the soup so I can feed my spouse, who is almost as much of a hardcore carnivore as I am.

    I needed this, for body and mind. It’s teaching me to eat properly again, and I’m very grateful for that. Deliciously, deliciously grateful. 😀

  65. Jan. 23, 2019
    I love a great soup! Made this soup today……followed your directions.
    This soup is delicious!!! I am so glad I found the recipe.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Amy Finney
    Tennessee

    1. Hi Amy, I’m so happy you like the recipe. We’ve got tons of delicious recipes that are healthy as well. Happy to have your in the SkinnyMs. family. 🙂

  66. Made this yesterday and went to the store today so I can make it again tonight! Not only did I love it, but my husband and 2 young boys thought it was absolutely delicious as well! Didn’t give the kids spinach (leafy green?.. AAAAH) but did include some sliced avocado for everyone… Super amazing! I now consider this a staple recipe!!! Thank you!!!

  67. I looked at the ingredients list and it says the FreeStyle Weight Watchers points is 1.
    When I calculate with my WW calculator is comes out to 4 points. I didn’t see anyone commenting on that but please let me know..thanks.

    1. Hi Judy, this recipe is only 1 Freestyle point. This recipe is 8 servings and all ingredients are zero points except for the sweet potato.

  68. I made this soup and I loved I loved it. I shared some with my friend and she loved it too . We are sharing it with those who we know thank you for sharing these meals and I can’t wait to try the other soups they look delicious

    1. Sandra, I’m so happy you and your friend enjoyed the Soup. It’s one of my favorites too. Would love your feedback and other recipes as well. 🙂

  69. Can I use Great Northern beans? Thats what I have in my cabinet along with black beans…wanted to try white beans first instead of black beans (We love black beans here but never had anything with white beans) So wondering if Great Northern beans would work?
    Thanks

  70. This soup is amazing I do like a thicker soup so I blended a bit and added it to the pot and Oooo Mmmmm Gggg. Thank you!

  71. SOOOOO delicious and easy! I liked it so much that I’m going to make it for my Dance class luncheon. Healthy and satisfying!

  72. Hi! I have used this plan 3-4 times over the past few years and love it! I’m about to start it again this week, but when trying to click on some of the links using my phone, it’s as if there is no “link” to click on. Is the website having an issue today? Everything was working fine last night when I made my grocery list!

  73. This recipe looks delicious – but rather than all the canned ingredients, a person should really use fresh. Otherwise, you’re just loading your body with what you’re trying to flush out. Doesn’t make much sense.

  74. I would like to try out this soup to kick start my weight loss program. I am not sure on how many times a day I can have this soup or its just for dinner. Spinach will have to be added separately at every meal as it’s going to be a big batch. Please advice.

    1. Hi Nidhi, we have several weight loss programs on the site that will incorporate this soup into the meal plan. Feel free to search the site to find the plan that is right for you.

  75. This soup was amazing. I made it last night (first night of the cleanse), and my daughter, who had bought pizza for dinner, smelled it and asked if she could have a small bowl to taste it. After she tasted it, she said, “mum! This is the best soup I’ve ever had!” Lol thank you for such an awesome detox menu!! Best detox menu I’ve seen so far! 🙂

  76. Didn’t have time to cook on the stove top and no longer have a slow cooker so I adjusted the recipe for the Instant pot and it came out DELICIOUS! added a tsp of oil in the instant pot on saute mode and added sweet potato chunks cooked until browned. Add everything but the rest of the oil and spinach, cooked on high for 6 minutes with a Quick release. Added oil and spinach stirred until wilted and severed, it was AMAZING so much flavor and yummy.5 stars

  77. Was this recipe different a few years ago?! I used to make this soup all the time but I am not a fan of sweet potatoes so I know I never made it with that. Did it give you other options before?

    1. Liz, It may have been a different but similar recipe. However, feel free to omit the sweet potatoes or use white potatoes instead.

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