Liz Hurley's watercress soup

Liz Hurley's watercress soup

It’s well known that Liz Hurley is a advocate of watercress soup

“I swear by this and drink at least six cups a day when eager to lose a few pounds” – Liz Hurley


Try Liz’s recipe below and see how it compares to our other Celebrity Soups:

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 15 mins


1 small onion, finely chopped
2 potatoes, diced
2 1/2 pints chicken stock (water can be substituted for even fewer calories!)
3 large bunches watercress, stems removed
salt and pepper, to taste


Sweat the onion in a little chicken stock or water until translucent. Add the potatoes and the rest of the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Add salt and pepper and simmer until the potatoes are soft.

Add the watercress and stir for 3 mins.

Remove from the heat. Blend.

Put the soup in a small metal bowl and place in a sink full of ice to keep the colour green.

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10 facts about Liz Hurley

  1. Elizabeth Hurley was born in 1965 in Basingstoke, Hampshire, as the younger daughter of Angela and Roy Hurley. Her father was a major in the Royal Army Educational Corps; and her mother was a teacher

  2. Wanting to be a dancer, Hurley went to ballet boarding school at 12, but soon returned home. When it came time to go to college, Hurley won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre which taught courses for dance and theatre

  3. To land any acting jobs she had to ditch her punk image at this point. Away went the pink hair and nose ring!

  4. Hurley made her first film appearance in Aria (1987). Roles in Television and a film, Rowing with the Wind (1988), which included a young actor named Hugh Grant, soon followed.

  5. Liz really made an impact when she wore ‘that’ dress - a long Versace dress held together by safety pins - to the premier of Four Weddings and a Funeral in which her by then boyfriend, Hugh Grant starred

  6. Hugh and Liz split in 2000 after his indiscretion with Divine Brown, however, they remain friends and in fact Hugh is one of several godparents to Liz’s only child, Damien. Other godparents include Sir Elton John and David Beckham

  7. As well as her acting career, Liz Hurley is known for her role as the Estee Lauder model. They make up brand has featured her as a representative and model for their products, especially perfumes such as Sensuous, Intuition, and Pleasures, since 1995. "Elizabeth Pink" lipstick is named after Liz and proceeds from the sales go to breast cancer research

  8. She is a patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. She is also patron of the City Veterans Network, a charity based in the City of London that links former members of the Armed Forces to opportunities for rehabilitation and employment

  9. In 2008 Liz set up Elizabeth Hurley Beach - her own designer beach wear collection for which she continues to model herself

  10. To keep in shape, Liz Hurley has confessed to drinking watercress soup for a nutritious, filling snack that wards off the hunger pangs, and the pounds


Of course we can’t guarantee you’ll look like Liz Hurley if you follow this version of the Watercress Soup Diet but it really can help you lose a stone in six weeks and if you are as dedicated as our star dieter, you could even lose as much as 3.5 stone!

It has been designed by leading UK nutritionist, Sarah Schenker specifically to help participants lose the maximum amount of weight considered to be safe for health in a six week period. It is a balanced diet and provides all the essential nutrients needed to keep healthy.

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