My Famous Detox Soup Just Got Better!

February 27, 2020

How would you like to lose up to 12 pounds in just one week while sipping detox soup?

You’d be amazed at the difference a pot of soup can make! My Fat Flush Soup recipe first went viral almost a decade ago, and people around the world have collectively lost millions of pounds on it. It was inspired by a study from Penn State that showed how two detox soup meals each day can boost weight loss by 200 percent and cut hunger so you’re consuming 450 calories less per meal.

A lot of research has happened in the past decade, so while I was writing my latest book, Radical Metabolism, I decided to make a good thing even better and upgraded my famous soup recipe. Now, women are finding even the most stubborn weight is coming off – from diabetes, sluggish thyroid, menopause, autoimmune disease, and more – and they’re even losing 5 to 10 pounds in only one week! Success like this can’t be kept quiet, so Women’s World magazine just shared my upgraded slim-stimulating soup recipe with their readers.

The response has been so huge, that I decided it’s time to share my world famous recipe once again and show you how you can customize it for quick and easy weight loss. Let’s get started!

How You Can Shed Up to 12 Pounds in One Week

Detox soup’s on! With high fiber beans to help regulate your blood sugar and sweep toxins out of your body, lean protein to stimulate the release of stored body fat for energy, daikon radish to boost the production of glutathione – a potent antioxidant and the master detoxifier, turmeric to cleanse your liver and boost your fat-burning metabolism, and collagen-packed bone broth to boost detox and increase muscle mass while melting off excess fat, it’s no mystery why this “One Pot Wonder” detox soup is the best kept secret of determined dieters everywhere.

Let’s break down your daily detox soup meal plan for the next 7 days…

  • Breakfast:  Start your day with a protein-packed breakfast to get glucagon production ramped up, the hormone that mobilizes fat from storage. Smoothies are a great, quick and easy, on-the-go choice. Blend 8 ounces of water with 1 scoop of UNI KEY Health’s Whey Protein powder, 1 cup of organic frozen berries, 1 tablespoon of flax or hempseed oil, and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Or, you can try any of the protein rich breakfasts legal for Phase 1 of my Fat Flush plan – two eggs with veggies, for example.
  • Lunch and Dinner:  Enjoy up to 3 cups (24 ounces) of Detox Soup with an optional side salad. Alternatively, for one meal daily, you can substitute 5 ounces of lean protein and 2 cups non-starchy steamed vegetables for one soup meal.
  • Drinks: Throughout the day, enjoy detoxifying dandelion or mint tea, lemon and water, plain water, or cran-water (100% unsweetened cranberry juice with water – 1 ounce of juice to 7 ounces water), with a goal of consuming at least 64 ounces of liquids each day.
  • For a Quick Snack: Twice daily, you can choose a small serving of healthy fat with protein or fiber, OR non-starchy vegetables.

My NEW Fat Flush Detox Soup Recipe

Use high quality, organic ingredients
Serving size: 2 to 3 cups (makes 10 to 12 servings)

3 pounds of ground meat
2 onions, peeled and chopped
2 zucchini or summer squash, chopped
1 cup chopped daikon radish
1 tablespoon minced garlic
92 ounces bone broth
2 (15 ounce) cans of pinto, garbanzo, or black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (14 ounce) cans of crushed tomatoes
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons turmeric
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped

1. In saucepot over medium-high heat, cook 2 teaspoons of broth 30 sec. or until heated. Add ground meat. Cook 5 minutes or until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet; drain, if desired.

2. In same saucepot, cook onions, zucchini, daikon and garlic 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

3. Stir in cooked meat and all ingredients except cilantro and parsley. Cover; bring soup to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro and parsley. Cover and simmer 5 minutes more. Soup can be stored up to 3 days in the refrigerator or frozen.

Customize My Detox Soup to Maximize Your Slimming Success

Since the Women’s World article hit the newsstands, I’ve been flooded with questions from dedicated dieters ready to take the soup plunge, but wanting to customize the recipe for their unique needs. Here are your top 3 questions answered:

1. What can I do to cut the cravings and shed my most stubborn pounds?
To set yourself up for maximum success, add my Fat Flush Kit. In the article, our success story Kathleen refers to this as her “starter kit”, because I recommend it to anyone starting on a new weight loss diet to wake up your fat-burning metabolism and jumpstart detox and weight loss. It contains three supplements, including Weight Loss Formula, which contains the turmeric mentioned in the article for its liver cleansing powers, along with an excellent detox multi, and fat-burning GLA-90. You can find the Fat Flush Kit here.

2. How can I incorporate this detox soup into my special diet?
Hearty vegetables, cleansing beans, power-packed lean protein and a tasty blend of warming spices are what make this soup so successful and unique. But I understand that not everyone has the same dietary needs, so I’ve made this soup versatile enough to accommodate everyone from vegan to Paleo, or those with special dietary needs. This article goes into detail on how to substitute every ingredient in the soup for equally healthy alternatives to fit your specific needs.

3. Once I lose the weight, how do I keep it off?
It feels great to lose 2 or 3 clothing sizes in just one week, and you’ll likely want to keep the momentum going and lose more weight, or simply maintain for the long-term. Once the 7 days of the Detox Soup plan are over, it’s time to find the long-term diet that works for your lifestyle and your individual needs. You can transition to my Fat Flush plan with its 3 customizable phases for as much weight loss as you desire, along with an easy-to-follow maintenance phase for your long-term lifestyle. Or, if you are a slow loser or have health issues that make it almost impossible to move the scale, transition to my Radical Metabolism plan to get the weight off for good and maintain your daily detox lifestyle.

Related Articles and Podcasts

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

For a FREE daily dose of tips and strategies for maintaining healthy weight, conquering insomnia, and much more…check out my Radical Health Tips.

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  1. Julia

    Can u have coffee?

    • Team ALG

      Hi Julia, You could have 1 cup or organic coffee per day.

  2. Tonya from Delaware

    Hi, I made this soup and added some regular radishes. I can’t seem to find Daikon Radishes anywhere in my area. Does it make a difference?

  3. Team ALG

    Hi Tonya, Regular radishes work just fine for weight loss and help with detox. Daikon is moret effective for detox and higher in antioxidants though.

    • Tonya from Delaware

      I found the Daikon Radish! Wow is that thing big and best of all it came from a produce store. I’m going to chop it up and freeze it for this soup in April. The soup was great with regular radishes but didn’t feel as though the detox was there enough. Thank you for getting back to me.

  4. Cecilia

    Does this soup have same detox effect than the soup of 4 day cleanse from the RM book?

    • Team ALG

      Hi Cecilia, The 4 day cleanse soup is more detoxing but this soup will still have some detox effects.

      • Brenda Gardiner

        What is the recipe for the 4 day cleanse?

        • Team ALG

          Brenda, That recipe can be found in the Radical Metabolism book by Ann Louise Gittleman. It’s part of a whole protocol for cleansing, not just a soup recipe.

  5. Jennifer

    Hello! 😀 What is the best substitute for meat so I can make the soup vegetarian? Maybe tempeh??? Or just leave the meat out?

    • Team ALG

      Hi Jennifer, You can double the beans when you omit the meat. We like to use kidney beans.

  6. Donna

    Can you make this soup without the beans and still lose the weight? my digestive system is sensitive to beans.

    • Team ALG

      Donna, yes, you can omit the beans and still lose weight. Just add another 1/2 lb of ground meat .

  7. Susanne

    What kind of ground meat do you use?

    • Team ALG

      Ground turkey or beef are the best ones to use. They are delicious in this soup

  8. Marybelle "Bee" Beigh

    Hi Ann Louise!
    This is a very long comment as I couldn’t find a way to send you a private email. But I really want to share this with you.

    My nickname is “Bee”, and I started using your Fat Flush Plan over 20 years ago when I was an Electronics Instructor at Chemeketa Community College in Salem OR. It was the first food plan that actually worked for me and your explanations were very compatible with my own many years of scientifically trying to figure out a plan that made real sense to my body, mind, and spirit.

    After I retired in 2003 and moved back to Westfield NY on the shores of Lake Erie between Buffalo NY and Erie PA, to help aging parents, I was struggling with my weight again… having had to downsize enough to make the almost 3000 mile move and sell my house in Oregon, and buy one in Westfield, I had lost about have of my personal library, and couldn’t remember what your plan was called, so I was encouraged to join Weight Watchers by a church Deacon friend… I did lose quite a bit of weight, but then hit a plateau and got discouraged and stopped WW and gained it all back and more…

    About 8 years after returning to Westfield, I developed some major gastro-intestinal problems when eating certain foods (I couldn’t figure out what at that time), was told I had diverticulitis, but after a severe GI flare up that sent me to the ER and hospital for days, was told that I probably had something called Ischemic Colitis… but there wasn’t any good follow-up help available. So I suffered recurring bouts of GI problems for the next 3 years… at the end of 2013, I moved to Silverton Colorado (over 9000′ elevation) to live near my son who had just moved there, and where I developed a severe allergy to garlic, and also was put on oxygen. So I moved back to Westfield at the end of 2014, and tried to find a doctor to help solve my problems. Meanwhile, I took vacation trips to Silverton each summer (2015, 16, 17, and 18)…

    In 2018 my son was very ill with some gastric problem the whole time I was visiting him, so I decided to again move back to Colorado to help him find a solution (and maybe even solve my ongoing problems). Up to that time the only diet plan I had found that helped better than most, was the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). But it wasn’t a totally effective help either. I combined it with the Fat Flush Plan (I found another copy of your book), adapting recipes to omit the foods that caused me trouble. Interestingly, both Fat Flush and SCD eliminated a lot of the same foods, etc. I also had developed borderline diabetes and had gone through a helpful plan in a dietitian run class to lower A1C and lose some weight).

    I did move to Durango Colorado in November of 2018 (having had three additional health issues diagnosed that year: an enlarged thyroid (goiter), lumbar spinal stenosis (lots of pain, muscle spasms, falls, and inability to climb stairs – I weighed too much for problem knees, hips, back), and Bipolar I Disorder (which I had had since I was a teen – and I was almost 78 years old when diagnosed). And I still had the GI problems…

    When I was moved and settled, I started seeking medical people for my health issues. My PCP sent me to Digestive Health Associates for my GI problems, and after I had a colonoscopy (that found all sorts of nasty things inside) and endoscopy (no problems up there), DGA recommended that I follow the low FODMAPs diet, and get a dietician. So I tried to do the FODMAP diet on my own (Bipolar people think they can do anything!), and had some success, but it was still hard to figure out. Finally, I started drinking and eating and my weight shot up a lot more which made for worsening Spinal Stenosis, plus I was borderline diabetic again, so needed to follow a specific plan for that.

    It was then that I essentially hit rock bottom and tried to find Overeaters Anonymous… which I did the second Saturday of January 2020… Working on my food plan, I was guided to also get a dietitian who could handle my FODMAP diet and Bipolar Disorder problems… one of the long-time members of OA had very similar problems as myself. Since then, I have lost about 20 pounds, can actually walk up and down stairs almost normally, and so on.

    I get emails from your website regularly which end up in my trapped graymail, and now with COVID-19 restrictions I have been reading a lot of your postings that are very helpful. I happened onto your famous Fat Flush soup recipe, so tonight I revised it to avoid my problem foods, and made what I called Ann Louise’s Fat Flush Soup – Tibetan Yak Soup version for MBB (my initials). I used 1 pound ground Yak, 1 cup chopped celery (I can’t do onions or leeks), a package of sliced frozen zucchini and yellow squash, a bottle of tomato juice, a package of frozen chopped mustard greens (I can’t do garlic BIG TIME! and I’m not supposed to eat mushrooms on my specific FODMAPs plan, so didn’t have any in the house), lemon juice, cumin, salt, dried cilantro and parsley, and some added water to thin the soup. It is DELISH! and satisfying.

    I’m not sure that this comment will go through, it is so long, but I couldn’t find where I could just send you a private email…

  9. Karen Brown

    I just made the detox soup, most of the items suggested but could not find the radish that looks like yellow carrot, so i saw something that looked like it but it is a rudabaker(?) also I used great northern beans, everything else is the same. It is simmering and I taste the soup base and it is quite tasty. I pray I can follow this and see/feel any difference.

    • Team ALG

      Karen, The rutabaga is OK or you can use the regular red “globe” radish. Great Northern beans are OK

  10. Kelly

    Is Celtic Salt allowed for the detox soup?

    • Team ALG

      Kelly, The herbs in the soup give it lots of flavor and have weight loss benefits. Salt can cause water weight gain so try it without the salt first. You can add a pinch of the salt if you absolutely need to but try it first without it for best results.

  11. Sharon C.

    How many calories are there in a 2 cup serving of the original soup recipe here. Thanks!

  12. Bey Fisher

    The older recipe included bell peppers (green and yellow) and mushrooms – which I love. Is there any reason not to include them?

    • Team ALG

      Bey, You can include them if you wish. There is no reason not to add them except that bell peppers are a nightshade vegetable which can cause discomfort for people with arthritis.

  13. Team ALG

    Soup Tweaks
    What has made this Fat Flushing soup especially popular is that you can tweak the basic recipe to speed weight loss if you are a thyroid type and are tired, constipated, depressed or experience extremely dry skin; an adrenal type and are frequently stressed, crave salt, and lightheaded; a liver type, plagued by headaches and bloat; or are fending off yeast and are constantly craving carbs and have frequent GI distress.

    Mix and match the various recipes and eat the soup that is designed to quell any of the symptoms you may be experiencing. All the tweaks blend beautifully together! To boost the thyroid, simply add two teaspoons of Seaweed Gomasio to provide thyroid nourishing iodine. Also add 1 cup of potassium-rich zucchini.

    For adrenal healing, add ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt for added adrenal-supporting sodium and also add 4 to 5 cups of escarole and spinach for extra rich magnesium content.

    To help detoxify the liver, add 1 teaspoon of turmeric which is a potent anti-inflammatory that enhances the liver’s ability to filter toxins.

    And, for those fighting Candida or other types of yeast and fungus, consider substituting ½ cup grated daikon (a white radish) for the mushrooms— which can increase yeast in sensitive individuals. Double up on the yeast-fighting garlic (4 cloves) and add a small peeled and chopped eggplant which is rich in antifungal nutrients.

  14. Jen Squires

    Can you please give a few examples of what a healthy fat with person or fiber snack might look like. Thanks!

    • Jen Squires

      *Protein (not person).

  15. Janet O'Neal

    Can you use beef broth in place of bone broth…

    • Team ALG

      Yes, you can use beef broth.



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