Carrot Soup- A Gift for Weight loss

One of the best winter veggies in India is Carrot. Fortunately, this is produced in large amounts. Carrots are filled with beta carotene, lycopene and lutein content that help aid eye health. They contain silicon, which may do wonders for your skin and hair health.

But did you know that carrots could also come in handy to shed some quick kilos? Carrot soup is a filling, healthy and delectable treat. You can spruce it up with herbs and spices of your choice enjoy it without any guilt.

How is Carrot Soup Related to Weight Loss?

  • Carrots are packed with healthy fibres, which may aid healthy weight management. “High fibres promote a feeling of fullness and aids bowel regularity,” says the book, ‘Healing Food’.
  • Carrots are also good for digestive health. A good digestion is crucial for metabolism, which further helps weight loss.
  • Carrots are also very low in calories. Hundred grams of carrots contain only 41 calories. People who are on a weight reduction diet are often advised to keep a track of their calories. We all know that extra calories go get stored as fats.

Recipe for A Creamy Carrot Soup

INGREDIENTS

– 200 g carrots

– 450 ml of water

– 1 (finely chopped) onion

– 1 clove of garlic

– 1 veggie bouillon cube

– 1 tsp curry powder

– 1 tsp cinnamon powder

– ½ tsp cumin powder

– ½ tsp turmeric powder

– cottage cheese

Optional: pepper to taste

METHOD

  1. Cut the carrots into pieces and set aside.
  2. Grab a large soup pan, briefly bake the onion, add the garlic, and fry for a short moment.
  3. Now add the carrots and the water. Turn up the heat to make the water boil.
  4. While the water boils, add the remaining ingredients: the bouillon cube, and the curry, cinnamon, cumin, and turmeric powder.
  5. Let the soup simmer for about 15 minutes, while stirring occasionally. You can also add some pepper to taste if you like it a bit more spicy.
  6. Done with the boiling? Then it’s blending time! Use a blender or kitchen machine to mash the carrots and get a nice thick soup. Take a nice looking bowl and fill it.
  7. For the finishing touch add some cottage cheese as the topping and then your soup is ready to serve.

 

Try this tasty remedy and check your weight for yourself!

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