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Low-Carb ‘Eat your Greens’ Avocado soup & Bone Broth – Kim’s Club

Low-Carb 'Eat your Greens' Avocado soup - Kim's Club
Healthy and scrumptious soup made creamy with avocado.
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 1.5 litres/4 cups of bone broth, stock or water with 2 stock cubes added
  • 1 large bag (about 3 cups) of greens such as spinach, watercress or rocket (arugula)
  • 1 clove of garlic (optional)
  • 1 shallot (optional)
  • 1 avocado pitted and scooped from it's shell
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into a large pot and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes or until greens and garlic (if using) are tender.
  2. Blend until smooth, adjust seasoning and serve. Add a swirl of sour cream or greek yogurt if desired.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ Calories: 70 Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 6.5 (3.5net) Fibre: 3g

Avocado:rocket soup

bone broth soupSo I fancied some bone marrow and bone broth. I went to the butcher and asked for a marrow bone. He said, “large or small?” Well, I said large – it was only £1 either way. So he gives me the entire hip socket of a cow! I roasted it for about 1.5hrs on low, ate the marrow, stuck the whole thing in a stockpot (thank goodness I have a big one!), covered it with water, added a couple of garlic cloves and some sea salt and simmered it for about 10 hrs. After I cooled it, skimmed off the fat and strained it I stuck it in the fridge to make soup later. There was so much gelatin in that broth that it set quite solid! Oh, it was lovely and so good for my own, old bones!

Low-Carb Strawberry Slushy Beverage – Kim’s Club

Low-Carb Strawberry Slushy - Kim's Club
Lovely, cold, strawberry slushy!
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • 100g/1 cup of frozen, unsweetened strawberries. (I buy fresh and freeze them myself).
  • 16 fluid oz of water
  • 1 tsp of lemon or lime juice
  • Sweetener of choice to taste (I generally use Stevia, about 2 tsp)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth but still icy and slushy. ENJOY!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 30 Carbohydrates: 6g (5g net) Fibre: 1g

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Globe Artichoke – Kim’s Club

Globe Artichoke - Kim's Club
Lovely globe artichoke, simmered with herbs and spices.
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Recipe type: light meal/side dish/starter
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • Globe artichoke -1 per person
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 6 whole cloves (spice)
Instructions
  1. Prepare the artichokes: If the leaves have spiky ends, trim tips with scissors. (This was always my job as a kid!). Cut stem off at base so the artichoke will sit.
  2. Take a large pot (large enough to sit the artichokes in, base down, with a lid), add bay, clove and garlic, then artichokes. Fill with water halfway up sides of the artichokes, put lid on and bring to a simmer.
  3. Simmer about 40 minutes for medium size artichokes, or until a leaf can be pulled away easily.
Notes
Serve with melted butter, mayo, hollandaise or any dip of choice. Pull leaves, dip in sauce, scrap flesh from base of leaf with teeth. When you get to the centre, remove small leaves and scrap the hairy choke from the base with a knife or spoon and discard. Slice the meaty base and dip...mmmmmmm.

Great diet food - low calorie (depending on dip!), low carb and labour intensive so you feel you are having a real meal! Also very good for the digestion.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 60 Carbohydrates: 13g (6net) Fibre: 7g

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Low Carb Mushroom Omelet – Kim’s Club

Low Carb Mushroom Omelet - Kim's Club
A quick, low carb, low calorie, flavourful omelet
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Recipe type: Breakfas/Brunch/Lunch
Serves: 1
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  • 100g/1 cup chestnut mushrooms, chopped
  • 100ml/31/2 oz unsweetened almond milk
  • 25g/1 oz soft goats cheese
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp worcestershire
  • ½ vegetable stock cube
  • ¼ tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except mushrooms and egg in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, whisking well until well combined and thickened. Add mushrooms and simmer for a few minutes.
  2. Heat a small, non-stick fry pan. Beat egg and add to pan, swirling to cover bottom. When just cooked through, add mushroom mixture, fold over and serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 175 Fat: 12g Carbohydrates: 4 (1g net) Fibre: 3g Protein: 8g