This past week, Soupergirl introduced the Soupergirl Non-Cleanse Soup “Cleanse” — a healthy way to lose weight and guide your body into healthy eating habits. There’s a million different diets and weight loss strategies out there — what separates our “cleanse” from the pack? A few things:

  1. Say goodbye to hunger pangs and bad cravings. The goal of the Soupergirl Non-Cleanse Soup “Cleanse” is not to starve the weight away — that only leads to the weight coming back after the diet is over. The goal is to nourish your body with fresh vegetables, lSouperCleanse-1-49egumes, and wholesome grains. Watch as the weight falls away, you feel fuller and more energized, and your skin gives off that healthy glow!
  2. Make lasting changes to your diet and health. The Soupergirl Non-Cleanse Soup “Cleanse” trains your palate to be accustomed to healthy, real food; processed foods will begin to taste unnatural and will be the last thing you crave!
  3. We take the pyramid approach to calories. Our “cleanse” team has developed a special menu for your 4-day program. The model is “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” We start your days with hearty, energizing soups then gradually progress to the lighter soups, so your body is burning maximum calories!
  4. You’ll still love what you’re eating. Your “cleanse” package includes a diverse, flavorful array of soups — with recipes like Barley Sweet Potato & Greens, Triple Ginger Butternut Squash, Split Pea Rosemary, and Winter Root Vegetable Chili (these are just examples — the menu changes every week so you can keep “cleansing!”), you’re sure to discover something new and enjoy every spoonful!
  5. It’s easy! The soups come in 16-oz, ready-made containers — all cooked locally at our kitchen in Takoma. All you do is throw it on the stove or zap it in the microwave. Healthy has never been easier.
  6. Stay warm! It’s cold out there. What is more comforting and warming than a bowl of soup?? Soup is like a hug from your mom. Or Soupermom.

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“Each soup was more delicious than the one before. I loved the ease of having the soup ready and knowing each was going to be a treat.”

“I found them to be not only delicious, but also really filling and satisfying. It didn’t hurt that I didn’t have any preparation to do…I’ve now lost over 160 pounds — in less than a year and a half — and I feel fantastic.”

“Over 50 pounds later and insulin free, I am a committed Soupergirl devotee!”

If you are ready to:

  • lose weight
  • gain energy
  • embrace healthier eating habits
  • rid your body of processed food, salt, and fat

The Soupergirl Non-Cleanse Soup “Cleanse” is for you.

Why are we calling it a Non-Cleanse Soup “Cleanse?” We’re not doing any sort of “detox” of your body. Your liver is in charge of that. We’re not drastically restricting your food intake. You won’t feel tired or sluggish. We are cleaning up your dietary habits. We’re kicking out the processed foods, the sugar, the excess fat and empty calories. We’re replacing them with clean, wholesome, real food. Click here to get started!

Four Days. Four Soups a day. Sixteen total soups. The first steps towards a total overhaul of your approach to eating. The soups are so delicious and filling, you’ll hardly notice you’re “cleansing.”

We don’t believe in fad diets, detoxes, or temporary fixes. We do believe in permanent changes to help you get on track to living a healthy life. A non-cleanse soup “cleanse” will:

  • Change your palate. After four days of eating clean, plant-based, healthy Soupergirl soup, you’ll begin to crave clean food, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes over salt, fat, and sugar (processed foods!).
  • Make you feel energized and satiated. The daily soup cleanse menu is full of naturally occurring fiber, protein, along with vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Say goodbye to sugar spikes and crashes, afternoon fatigue, and pangs of hunger. The soup “cleanse” will keep you satisfied throughout the day.
  • Leave you lighter! The Soupergirl soup cleanse is not a crash diet. On a typical cleanse day, you’ll get over 40 grams of fiber and 30 grams of protein by consuming just 1,200 to 1,500 calories. This type of clean eating will leave your jeans fitting a little looser at the end of the cleanse. You’ll be on your way towards making permanent food changes that will keep you eating healthfully all the time!

The best part? It is so easy! The soups come pre-packaged in single serving containers. Take them with you to work, heat them up when you are ready to eat, and you’re on your way! No need to think about what you’ll be eating for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! You’re set for four straight days!

How does the Soupergirl Non-Cleanse Soup “Cleanse” work?

Our team has crafted you a unique daily menu, engineered for nutritional absorption and energy production. After four days, you’ll be on the road to making healthy, lasting diet changes.We provide a program that lists the soups for each day, along with our numbered suggestions for serving order. The model is “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” This pyramid approach to calorie intake is the best path to achieving full health benefits and sustained energy throughout the day.

An example soup cleanse menu (changes weekly!)*:

Day 1:

  1. Barley Sweet Potato and Greens
  2. Winter Root Vegetable Chili
  3. Curried Quinoa Roasted Sweet Potato
  4. Triple Ginger Butternut Squash

Day 2:

  1. Mushroom Barley
  2. Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili
  3. Mushroom Tahini and Greens
  4. Gingered Sweet Potato

Day 3:

  1. White Bean Mushroom
  2. Barley Chickpea Kale
  3. Creole Rice and Bean
  4. Split Pea Rosemary

Day 4:

  1. Black Bean Pumpkin
  2. Lentil Sweet Potato Apple
  3. Curried Red Lentil Split Pea
  4. Winter Vegetable

*Menu is a sample only. Menu changes weekly. Substitutions can be made for cleansees with allergy restrictions.

Order your “cleanse” by Monday at 5:00 PM and the soups will be ready for pick up on Wednesday morning.

Why Soupergirl?

Let’s face it: we live in a sorry state of soup. The salt content of commercial soups averages around 800 mg per cup. And don’t even get me started on the preservatives and additives (MSGs and Xanthan and Guar gum, oh my!). Soupergirl soup is homemade. You will recognize every ingredient on the labels. Our soups arelow in salt but high in flavor. They are 100% plant-based. The ingredients are fresh, local, and seasonal.

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They may be ancient, but they sure are hip: ancient grains are higher in protein, fiber, and minerals than modern wheat. Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Quinoa. The trendiest of the ancients, quinoa is the cool grain that just moved from the Andes Mountains to a small town of processed wheat that doesn’t allow dancing. But quinoa wants to dance. And OH how it dances! Loaded with protein, fiber, and flavinoids, this is a fantastic grain to cut loose to.
  2. Farro. (Sung to the tune of “Tomorrow” from Annie) Just thinking about/that farro, clears away the processed wheat and carb-os/til there’s none! Similar in texture to barley, farro is a super healthy way to pack in protein and energy.
  3. Chia. The seed, not the pet. We do not recommend eating Chia Pets. The gelatinous exterior clings to your cell walls and cleanses the body. Try submerging in water for a cheap, easy way to upgrade your daily nutrition!
  4. Freekeh. Get freaky with freekeh!! (You saw that one coming, didn’t you?). Low in fat and packed with calcium, iron, and zinc, this grain is right up there with the best of them.
  5. Amaranth. A total hipster grain, Amaranth was providing tons of protein and magnesium before it was cool. Dressed in skinny jeans and box-framed glasses and sporting high amounts of the amino acid lysine, Amaranth is a great choice for those who find most forms of wheat too mainstream.

 

Fast food chains are bad. Very bad. Do we all agree that fast food = bad? Good! But what about sit-down restaurants? We all seem to have a common understanding that full-service food establishments will deliver better nutrition. The research, however, comes down hard on restaurants: according to a recent study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dining out at a sit-down restaurant can mean far more sodium in your diet— and nearly as much saturated fat — as eating at a fast-food joint. And diners consume more calories when eating at the restaurant than they do if they take the food home!

When you live in a city, it’s often more convenient to eat out than cook a meal at home. When you do, just be mindful of the restaurant’s approach to ingredients — what they are, how they’re sourced, and how they’re prepared. The more boxes they check — local, seasonal, plant-based, low-salt, low-fat — the better!

 

What’s in a label? For a lot of “organic,” “natural,” and “healthy” foods, it‘s a whole lot of bunk.

A recent article in ABC Health explores how processed foods can undergo a marketing spin and be sold as “low in fat,” “high fiber,” “natural,” and “wholesome” — but fail to meet health and nutrition standards.

Commercial and canned soups are the main culprit here — reading their nutritional labels often requires a degree in translation studies. And a good pair of bifocals. Your best bet? Stick with a whole-foods, plant-based diet! Or you can just eat Soupergirl for every meal. That’s fine with us.

Never eat anything with ingredients you can’t pronounce. Except quinoa. You should definitely eat Quinoaquinoa.

We’ve heard it pronounced every which way: “Queen Noah,” “Kai-noe,” “Kwin-wah.” However you say it, it’s still the most healthful, tasty grain around!

Loaded with protein and fiber, as well as myriad nutrients like iron, lysine, and magnesium, quinoa is the bodybuilder’s favorite snack, the perfect energy food for breakfast or lunch, and the heartily amazing addition to any soup or salad.

This week, Soupergirl is going qurazy-for-quinoa: try our hot Quinoa Vegetable Basil soup or our Spicy Quinoa Bean & Corn Salad! Hurry in before this soupergrain runs out!

Everybody knows Soupergirl’s Beet Gazpacho tastes amazing — but did you know just how good beets are for you? Here are 6 reasons why you should rock the beet this summer:

  • Beets have anti-cancer propertilettuce-turnip-the-beetes. That deep red that makes our beet gazpacho so pretty to look at? Thank the cancer-fighting antioxidant betalain. One a host of phytonutrients found in beets, betalain hinders cell division and starves tumors.
  • Beets are a great source of energy. Popular among the U.S. Olympic team, beet juice has been repeatedly proven to improve stamina. In one study, athletes who drank beet juice prior to exercise were able to exercise for up to 16 percent longer. We’re confident this also applies to beet gazpacho! Are you reading this, Bryce Harper??
  • Beets fight inflammation. They are a powerful source of betaine, which protects your cells from environmental stress — betaine also heals your internal organs and boosts the immune system. Sore joints giving you pain? Souperfood to the rescue!
  • They’re brain food. Proven to increase blood flow to the brain, beets are a powerful tool to prevent dementia. In one study, older adults who ate beets showed greater activity in the white matter region of their brains, the area responsible for cognitive health as we age.
  • Beets lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is no match for beets’ naturally occurring nitrates, which your body converts into nitric oxide that dilates blood vessels, improves blood flow, and boosts the delivery of oxygen to your heart — a long, fancy way of saying they’re heart-healthy!
  • They’re an aphrodisiac. Naturally abundant resveratrol and boron are nature’s saucy way of telling you to eat more beets — and to chug Soupergirl beet gazpacho, of course!

Lots of soups claim to be healthy. The labels always feature beautiful still-life cornucopias, bursting with fresh produce and natural ingredients. But how many of them measure up? Soupergirl did some investigating. The following are some Nutrition Facts we found on the backs of real, “healthy” soups:

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So let me get this straight… I eat one serving of your soup and I’m taking in a third of my daily sodium? Pass! Soupergirl did some further digging and discovered a range of mysterious ingredients. If anyone has information on these additives, please let us know. One thing I do know — they don’t belong in my soup:

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At Soupergirl, our soups are free of preservatives and hard-to-pronounce additives. They’re low in salt but high in nutrition. Share this post if you’re a fan of real food!