Hi there, Miss. Marisol here from La Coruña, Spain. As I have put some pounds on this summer, due to stress and anxiety (LOL), I have decided to go on a 7 day crash diet with the “Cabbage Soup Diet”, also called the “Mayo Clinic pre operatory diet”. I will not share the diet itself with you because you can find it all over the internet, however if you can’t find it let me know and I will send it to you.
As I mentioned earlier is a crash diet that under no circumstances should be followed for more than seven (7) days.  As you will lose a considerable amount of weight in just one week you will put it all back where it was just as fast as you lost it! if you don’t continue to eat healthy and exercise daily! As with any other diet, you should consult with your doctor before you start it.
Here is what you will need to make this recipe:
6 large green onions (also called “spring” onions)
Green peppers
1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
3 carrots
1 container (10 oz. or so) mushrooms
1 bunch of celery
Half to one head of cabbage
1 package spice only soup mix (In the US, Liptons is a good choice)
1 or 2 cubes of bouillon (optional)
1 48oz can V8 juice (optional)
Season to taste with pepper, parsley, curry, garlic powder, etc. (Little to NO SALT!)
*Just for your information, cabbage is a wonderful natural cleanser and very healthy, specially if it is organic and from your own garden. You should eat a lot of it!
And here is how to make it!
Slice green onions, put in a pot on medium heat and start to sauté with cooking spray. Do this until the onions are whiter/clearer in color (about 4-6 minutes).
Cut green pepper stem end off, and then cut pepper in half to take out the seeds and membrane. Cut the green pepper into bite size pieces and add to pot.
Take the outer leafs layers off the cabbage, cut into bite size pieces, add to pot.
Clean carrots, mushrooms, and celery, cut into bite size pieces and toss them in. Add tomatoes now, too.
If you would like a spicy soup, add a small amount of curry or cayenne pepper now.
For seasonings, you can use a spice soup packet of your choice (no noodles!) or use beef or chicken bouillon cubes. These cubes are optional, and you can add spices you like instead (make sure not to add much salt, if any at all).
Use about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups and the 48 oz of V8 juice), cover and put heat on low. Let soup simmer for a long time – about 2 hours or until vegetables are tender.
This is a very healthy, fat free and tasty soup that you can enjoy anytime, diet or not! Keep it in your fridge and eat it when you feel hungry for a guilt free snack! Hope you like it and continue to Feelgood Womanhood with Miss Lopez´s recipes! Hasta pronto!