Chickpea Soup

Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo Beans, provide you with a vegetarian-friendly source of protein. Each cup of cooked beans contains 15 grams, but it's not complete, so make sure you combine them with other sources of protein. Just 1 cup of contains 1/3 of your recommended protein value!

They are high in manganese that acts like a natural sunblock and antioxidant in skin cells. It regulates your blood sugar, gives you an ENERGY BOOST and helps you to build MUSCLES.

Chickpeas are also a rich source of dietary fiber. Foods rich in fiber help keep your colon healthy -- fiber helps soften stool to fight constipation, according to the Linus Pauling Institute.

Chickpea Soup

(Remember always soak your grains and legumes overnight!)


1 ½ cup Chickpeas
1 cup of Broccoli
4 Tomatoes
1 Onion
2-4 Garlic cloves
2 tablespoons Coconut milk
Seasonings you like
1 tablespoon Coconut oil (can use olive oil)
Fresh parsley
Sea Salt
Black pepper


1. Cook soaked chickpeas for 20- 30 minutes.

2. Skin the tomatoes by placing them into the boiling water after making a cut on their skin. You can add several at a time. Remove them after 30 seconds and put them into the bowl of ice water. Take the skin off with your hands. Chop them into cubes. Chop broccoli.

3. Dice onions and garlic

4. On a skillet warm up some coconut oil and add onions and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes and broccoli. Add salt, pepper and seasonings.

5. Blend veggies and chickpeas with coconut milk.

6. Top with chopped fresh parsley.

For a quick weight loss snack, eat a cup of chickpeas for lunch and you will feel full until dinner. One study found that participants who snacked on chickpeas reported greater levels of satisfaction and ate less snack food in-between meals.