Enjoy this completely new spin on our ever-popular Fat Flush Soup. This Thai-inspired version has a creamy coconut milk base (which has been proven to help with weight loss) and is scented with turmeric, lime juice, fish sauce, garlic and a healthy dose of fresh ginger. The garlic and ginger speed up your metabolism while the ground turmeric calms any inflammation. The bulk of the soup comes from lean chicken breasts that are simmered in the coconut milk until tender and juicy, plus a generous amount of fat-flushing vegetables. When slicing your ingredients be sure to cut the carrots and bell pepper into matchsticks. This way they will cook in the same amount of time that it takes for the bok choy to soften.
In a large pot, whisk the chicken broth with the coconut milk and turmeric until combined. Add the fish sauce, ginger and garlic. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the pot and then add the citrus halves. Bring to a simmer over moderate heat.
Add the chicken breasts, cover and reduce the heat to low. Gently simmer, flipping once, until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the chicken breasts to a plate and let cool slightly. Shred the meat using two forks. Discard the lime halves.
Add the bok choy, bell pepper, carrot and white and light green scallion parts to the soup and bring to a simmer. Cook until the vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add the shredded chicken to the soup and season with more fish sauce, if needed.
Ladle the soup into shallow bowls and garnish with the julienned scallion greens, cilantro sprigs and thinly sliced Fresno pepper, if using. Serve right away, passing with lime wedges at the table.