Below is a copy of the infamous ‘Kick Start Diet’ and how to make it. This is Stage 1 of the Kick Start soup diet. There many variants of this particular diet, but this seems to be the most popular one.
- One packet of powdered soup mix – vegetable, chicken or beef (could also substitute with stock or consumme)
- Two 800g cans of diced/crushed tomatoes
- Three large fresh tomatoes
- Four cups of water
- One bunch of celery with the leaves
- One bunch of spring onions
- Three green capsicums
- Two cups of green beans
- One kilogram of carrots
Dice all vegetables, add to a large pot with canned tomatoes, liquids and soup mix. Bring to a rapid boil for five minutes then reduce to a simmer for approximately twenty minutes, or until vegetable tenderness is to your liking. You can vary the thickness of the soup by adding more or less water. You can also use a stick blender or food processor if you prefer a smooth soup. To improve the taste, feel free to add salt, pepper, herbs, or spices.
This soup has very low calories, so you can eat as much as is needed to help make you feel full. It will also boost your immune system if you don’t usually eat many vegetables, and also increase your energy levels. If you would like to substitute any of the vegetables in the soup please ensure that the replacement vegetable has close to the same GI number as the original vegetable.