Sorrel is a type of herb also known as spinach dock or narrow-leaved dock and its flavour has been described as being similar to kiwifruit or perhaps even a sour strawberry.
As with many natural herbs, there are some sorrel weight loss benefits. The most prominent one is sorrel’s ability to completely flush your system; when the leaves have been digested all that is left is a diuretic (a chemical which increase the rate of urination) which takes out all the toxins in your body as it leaves.
Whilst you can follow sorrel weight loss by incorporating fresh sorrel into any salad, one of our favourite ways of increasing your intake is by making sorrel soup. Not only is it good-tasting and has weight loss benefits, but it also takes less than 40 minutes to get ready. You can make 6 servings using this sorrel soup recipe, which can be frozen and reheated throughout the weak.
All you need for this sorrel soup recipe is 3 cups of vegetable broth, 2 tablespoons of uncooked white rice, 1 bunch of sorrel (you’ll need to rinse this through and cut the stems off), and ½ a cup of fat-free natural yogurt.
Put the vegetable broth in a large saucepan and bring it to the boil gradually over a moderate heat. Next stir in the rice and let the broth keep boiling away for 8 minutes; the rice will cook in the broth and absorb the flavours.
When the 8 minutes are up, add in your sorrel and then put everything in a food processor, or use a hand blender, to blend the soup. Finally, put the soup back in the saucepan and return it to moderate heat and stir in the yogurt. Taste the soup and add any salt and pepper as you wish. Your sorrel soup is ready to eat – enjoy!