The Zone Diet Recipe – Green and Blue Soup

Tonight’s meal on the zone diet: Green and Blue soup, so called as it consists of only green vegs and blue cheese (mostly). This is a 10 block family meal on the Zone diet plan, which you then serve up appropriately:

  • 4 cups of Leeks – 4 Carbs
  • 12 spears of Asparagus – 1C
  • 2 2/3 cups courgette (zuchini) – 2C
  • 1 1/4 cup of Green Beans – 1C
  • 4 cups of Broccoli -2C
  • 10oz Blue Cheese – 10 Protein
  • 3 1/3 tsps Olive Oil – 10 Fat

Instructions:

  • Simply chop and fry off the veg in the olive oil.
  • Add 1-2 pints of chicken stock (or any stock or just boiling water, adjust amount to personal preference).
  • Simmer for 20 mins then liquefy.
  • Grate the cheese and mix in till it melts.

Optional Extras:

  • Herbs.
  • Garlic.
  • Wholegrain Mustard .
  • Ground Pepper to taste.

Variations:

  • Reduce / remove the olive oil to allow for single cream to be added at the end (replaces the 10 blocks of Fat).
  • In its current guise this is a vegetarian zone diet recipe, but you could reduce some cheese and replace with some bacon.
  • Any veg could be substituted for something else if desired.

The thing I find with zone diet recipes, is it’s actually tricky to get enough favourable carbs in a meal without bulking it up too much. This zone recipe makes a lot of soup for 10 blocks!

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