Monday, February 27, 2012

Cleanse Day 5 Vegan Black Bean Soup

Two posts in one day I know I can barely contain myself.

However I meant to post Cleanse Days 3 & 4 yesterday, but I was having too much fun to do so.

Sooooooo I will post twice today and give you the skinny.

Speaking of skinny (although that is really a frame of mind) I have dropped another lbs from 154 to 153 now.

And I have to share, while we are on the topic of weight, that Owen (who is 9) told me last night there were two things he enjoyed about being on a vegetarian diet:

1) Having more energy
2) Seeing that I am skinnier

Well I know who is my favorite son now :)

Just kidding!  No really he is my favorite.

Back to Sunday.

Sunday was a great relaxing day.

It was also a day where I needed to get back on the cleanse horse and make sure that my eating was up to par.

I had a fantastic pineapple berry smoothie for breakfast, eggplant for lunch, and for dinner...this:

Vegan Black Bean Soup

Vegan Black Bean Soup

3 cans (15 oz) black beans
1 onion (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
3 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp oregano

In a pot put your olive oil and onions on medium heat.

Cook for about 5 minutes and then add garlic, cumin, chili powder, and oregano.

Puree 1 can of black beans (with liquid) and add to pot.

Add a second can of black beans (with liquid) not pureed.

Take your third and final can of beans drain and rinse them...then add to the pot.

Allow the mixture to simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

Remember to stir frequently.

I am very happy to report that this is delicious.  My family loved it and I think the only addition I will make is to serve corn bread with it (the sweet would be a nice complement to the spice).

I hope you all have a wonderful afternoon and I will be back tomorrow with Day 6 of the cleanse and a giveaway (not cleanse related).

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  1. I need to make this one with a dry black beans.

  2. I love black beans and I like how you puree some of them. I can just imagine a nice creamy texture from it! The smoothie sounds delish!

  3. Black beans and cumin were meant for each other. This sounds fantastic! You're lucky you get beans on your cleanse. That's the next thing I add back!

  4. I started a cleanse today too...Woohoo!! So inspired. Day one was successful...thank you for the soup recipe...perhaps some gf corn bread to accompany it...not sure if you're cleanse permits.
    Best wishes! Keep strong!

  5. The soup sounds good!

    Love always,

  6. Oh my...this looks GOOD! I have yet to make a recipe with black beans that I didn't like. They just might be my favorite bean!

  7. I love black bean soup. It's one of my all-time favourite soups! It's great that you get to eat such tasty meals whilst on the cleanse.
    Owen is such a sweetie!;) It's so great that he's recognising the benefits of eating healthy, including the great effects that it's having on his mommy :)