Dr. Oz's 2-Week Rapid Weight-Loss Plan: Vegetable Broth

Slim down this winter with an ultrahearty vegetable broth.

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Makes 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup winter squash, cut into large cubes
  • 1 cup root vegetables (any of the following: turnips, parsnips, and rutabagas for sweetness
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 cup cabbage
  • 4 1/2 fresh ginger slices
  • 2 cloves of whole garlic
  • sea salt (to taste)

Directions

Add all the ingredients at once and place on a low boil for approximately 60 minutes. It may take a little longer. Simply continue to boil to taste.

Cool, strain (throw out the cooked vegetables), and store in a large, tightly-sealed glass container in the fridge.

Heat gently and drink up to 3 to 4 cups a day.