This 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 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.