Southwest Tortilla Soup
Southwest Tortilla Soup
Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.
The fiber in carrots can help keep blood sugar levels under control. And they're loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, which there's evidence to suggest can lower your diabetes risk. Carrots have calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health.
Celery contains vitamin C, beta carotene, and flavonoids, but there are at least 12 additional kinds of antioxidant nutrients found in a single stalk
Onions contain antioxidants and compounds that fight inflammation, decrease triglycerides and reduce cholesterol levels — all of which may lower heart disease risk. Their potent anti-inflammatory properties may also help reduce high blood pressure and protect against blood clots.
Garlic has been shown to exert cholesterol- and triglyceride-lowering actions,” says Bakko. This leads to overall protection for your heart, including reduced cholesterol and lowered blood pressure.
The vitamin C and beta-carotene found in squash may help to slow the progression of macular degeneration and reduce the chances of related vision loss.
Peppers have a lot going for them. They're low in calories and are loaded with good nutrition. All varieties are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber.
Half a cup of cooked cabbage has about a third the vitamin C you need for the day. It also gives you doses of fiber, folate, potassium, magnesium, vitamins A and K, and more.
Mushrooms are a rich, low calorie source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. They may also mitigate the risk of developing serious health conditions, such as Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
ORGANIC TORTILLA CHIPS
In addition to being delicious, when it comes to munching, corn chips can be a diet-healthy option when enjoyed in moderation. ... Other nutrients you'll receive while munching include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc, which have been linked to improving cardiovascular health.
3 cups hot Water
1 Roma Tomato
1 small Celery Stalk
1 thin slice of Onion
1 peeled Garlic clove
1 spear of Yellow Squash
1 quarter of Red Bell Pepper
1 quarter cup chopped Cabbage
2 Tablespoons BlenditUp Southwest Spice
Place all ingredients, except chips, in the Vita-Mix container in the order listed.
Secure the lid
Select Variable #1, turn to ON.
Increase speed to Variable #10 and then switch to HIGH. Process 2 - 3 minutes until steaming.
Switch to Variable #3 or #4 and add chips through the center of the 2-part lid.
Let circulate for a few seconds.
Turn to OFF and serve immediately.
Optional steps after blending
Add 1 cup of cooked Chicken
Add 1/2 fresh Jalapeno
Add 1/4 cup pitted Olives
Add 1/4 cup cooked Corn
Add 1 handful of Tortilla Chips