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Old 09-15-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
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Natural Diuretic

1 large onion chopped
1 large 96oz can of chicken broth
1 lb potatoes (cut into approx 1 " pieces)
3 bunches or watercress (or substitute 2 10oz boxes of frozen brussel sprouts thawed and halved)
salt/pepper

in a large pot....simmer the onion in approx 1/4 cup of the chicken broth until the onion is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated then add the potatoes and the remaing chickcn broth...bring to a boil, cover let simmer for approx 15-20 min...then stir in the water cress....(brussel sprouts) cook until wilted (approx 5 min) remove the soup from the heat and let cool slightly....

in batches put the soup into a blender and puree soup till smooth...put back into pot..add salt and pepper (red pepper was nice)

makes approx 9 cups...each 1 cup =
94 calories
4g protien, 0 g fat, 0 mg chol, 20 g carbs , 3g fiber, 3g sugar

This is very easy, tastes good and filling....the watercress is supposed to aid in increasing your metabolism, and help to reduce water retention....
I'd suggest you be near a bathroom....*wink* You WILL get rid of excess water asap!
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