Weight Loss Magic Smoothie

Weight Loss Magic Smoothie from favfamilyrecipes.comThis Weight Loss Magic Smoothie is an easy recipe made with our Weight Loss Magic Soup (HERE).  If you are trying to lose weight, this will add some variety to your diet.  Our Weight Loss Magic Soup recipe makes a ton of soup – and this is a quick, easy, way to use it up!  You can drink your veggies in a cold, refreshing smoothie and get all of the nutritional benefits.  The lemon and cucumber bring out the fresh flavor of the vegetables.  This drink is similar in taste to a Virgin Mary (or sometimes called a Virgin Bloody Mary), especially if you add Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce.  The measurements given in the recipe are a recommendation – you can add as much or as little as you like to suit your tastebuds!

Weight Loss Magic Smoothie

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  • 2 cups Weight Loss Magic Soup (chilled)*
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 2 drops Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients to your blender. Blend until consistency is smooth. If you want an extra kick and to give it the full flavor of a Virgin Mary, add the Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces and black pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  • ***If you think you will be making a lot of smoothies with your Weight Loss Magic Soup, substitute spinach in the recipe in place of the cabbage.


Weight Loss Magic Soup (and Smoothie) FAQs:

We have had SO MANY comments/questions regarding this recipe and we find ourselves answering the same questions over and over… we are having a hard time keeping up! Give these FAQs a read and hopefully we will have a quick answer to your question! Thanks everyone! ☺ — Your friends at Favorite Family Recipes


What makes this soup/smoothie “magic”?
We call these recipes “magic” because we (the girls at FFR) have all had it at one point or another with GREAT results. We call it “magic soup” between us sisters so we are calling it “magic soup” on here!


Do I JUST eat this soup? All day, every day?
No. You still need to get some calories in (about 1,000) to lose weight at a healthy rate.


How do I use this soup to lose weight?
We suggest eating a healthy breakfast and then having the soup for lunch and dinner with some healthy sides. If you are hungry and need a snack—make it into a smoothie (see recipe above)! It is a low-calorie snack that is also filling. Also, you need to exercise and stay hydrated! Drink lots of water and exercise at least 30 min/3-5 days a week.


I need details! I want to lose weight QUICKLY and HEALTHILY… can you just tell me EXACTLY what to eat? I need a plan!
You are in luck! We are currently working with a nutritionist to do just that! We will have meal plans, shopping lists, exercise ideas… everything you will need to help you maximize your weight loss. Join us on Facebook for updates!


Will I gain all my weight back afterwards?
We recommend only doing this for 7 days… think of it as a positive kick-off to your diet, a way to shed some pounds and gain some confidence before you start your lifestyle change. Keep exercising, keep hydrated, keep portion control.. and feel free to have this soup/smoothie on hand to have as a snack if you are feeling hungry! If you want to lose weight and keep it off, the best thing you can do is make a life-style change.


Is there a low-sodium alternative I can use instead of V8?
Absolutely! You can use low-sodium V8, fresh or store-bought tomato juice. You can also use fresh veggies (instead of the canned) or low-sodium broths to reduce sodium as well.


I don’t like [insert vegetable name here]. What is a good substitute?
You can substitute any vegetable really… just try to avoid starchy ones like potatoes, peas, and corn if you can. Some really good substitutions are kale, spinach, and celery.


That is a lot of vegetables… am I going to be, you know, running to the bathroom a lot?
If this is something you are worried about, or if you find yourself hitting up the bathroom too much for your liking, eat the soup along with some whole-wheat toast, brown rice, or even a banana. That should help!


This soup looks delish! What if I’m not trying to lose weight… can I still eat this?
ABSOLUTELY!!! This is still a delicious, healthy soup and it is a great way to get in your daily vegetables.


  1. Marilyn Humes says:

    I’m diabetic, any problems following this?

  2. Judi V says:

    I’m thinking possibly I missed this in the comments, but what size cans of broth and what size cans of V-8. I am going to grind/blend my own tomatoes and am going to purchase the broth. Thanks so much!!

    • Erica says:

      The can sizes are in the description above the recipe for the soup. All the cans are the regular (14 to 16 oz.) size. The v8 is 3 cups.

  3. Suzanne says:

    I love this soup with all the veggies in it…I added a little cayenne pepper for a little kick…so good! I’m trying to lose weight, but I REALLY want to fix some cornbread to go with this! I guess I could do that, but have to be careful and not slather it with so much butter.

  4. Julie says:

    Just what I was looking for!! I do have a question and I didn’t see it answered in the other comments. 🙂 I am carb cycling to lose weight. Would this be considered a low carb meal or high carb meal? Thank you so much!

  5. Terry Garvin says:

    Do you have any suggestion’s on protien intake. I need to lose fat, but I also need to gain muscle. I know the difference in the loss, and gain of both. In the fact that if you lose fat, and gain muscle, the scale might say you have gained weight, but you are actually smaller. So I need to vonsume a fair amount of protien. Also what about fruit intake?

    • Emily says:

      Use the soup in the way that is best for your own diet. It is a great filler that is low in calories. If you need to be eating lots of protein, continue to do that! Use the soup as a low calorie option when you are feeling hungry.

  6. Terry Garvin says:

    Consume, not vonsume..lol

  7. Melanie Meadors says:

    Due to a very serious back injury, multiple surgeries, and now meds, I have gained close to 170 lbs. I do not exercise like everyone else. I have also been on a diet for 2 years. I think my diet is keeping me from gaining anymore weight. Since I take Morphine and Norco, and have been for 5 yeasts, will this stuff work? I have to eat high protein and high fiber just so I can go oncea week if I’m lucky. Would this change my dysfunction? I hear certain lentils are high in fiber and protein. Would that be a good or bad addition? I can’t wait to try this.

    • Erica says:

      This is probably something you will need to discuss with your doctor. Wish I could be more of a help on this one!

      • Jeremy says:

        Low carb = low cal. That’s why it works. Plain and simple. When you rmovee one whole macronutrient from your plate, you reduce your calories by approx 1/3rd. Was nothing to do with food type. You can lose weight eating pasta, or rice, or yams. So long as you run a calorie deficit. I eat lean protein, carbs, fat. I just eat less and I exercise more. I lost 30 lbs in 4 months and kept it off 2 yrs now. Eat from smaller plates. Ur eyes see a full plate, but ur eating less. Go walking too

    • khaki says:

      I have the same dilemma. …..chronic asthma w/ massive doses of steroids. ..and I have blown up from 120 to 180 …..unable to exercise properly….3 hip surgeries…2 replacements…a back fusion….andall due to avascular necrosis. ….it’s horrible and embarrassing. …AND I have tortured myself by holding on to my size 6 and 8 clothes…..

  8. Debbie says:

    both the soup and the smoothie doe not give nutritional values like it has said..I am diabetic and need the carb count any way you can give both on it?

    • Patrice says:

      I just found this and am making it right now! I don’t think it would be difficult to do a little of your own homework and look up Carbs for each ingredient, since Favorite Family Recipes so graciously gave you the whole recipe. Just saying. It’s not a whole lot of ingredients.

    • LeVa says:

      Try entering the recipe onto “my fitness pal” once it is logged in, it will give you all the nutrients and caloric amounts you need. Both for dieting and health issues. My daughter in law uses the app to help her control her diabetes, she says it’s done more to keep her on track than anything she has ever used. The soup is amazing, but you have to make adjustments according to your health. If you’re not getting the carbs you need, add a small side of cornbread. Or something appropriate.

  9. Deborah J Austin says:

    I don’t do mushrooms, what can I use as a sub?

    • Erica says:

      Check out the FAQs in the Weight Loss Magic Soup… we listed a bunch of substitution ideas

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    • Echo says:

      Thank you Kandi!

  11. ann says:

    Can you have natural whole grain popcorn with unsalted butter.

    • Emily says:


      • ann says:

        Thank you! I didn’t think it would hurt. I did have this combination last night and Yes the scale still moved down. : )

        Gluten free popcorn. Brown bag, popped in the microwave. Sprinkled with real unsalted butter.

  12. mary jane says:

    This sounds good. I am ready for the soup and the meals. Hope these. Work for me! 🙂 recipes are rated #8

  13. Anke says:

    Fantastic website you have here but I was curious about if you knew of
    any community forums that cover the same topics discussed
    in this article? I’d really love to be a part
    of community where I can get advice from other experienced people that share the same interest.
    If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!

    • Echo says:

      I’m sorry, we do not have any community forums on our site.

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