This is the greatest soup! I use one can of chicken broth, one of beef and only one can of water. The beef adds great flavor. To cut down on prep time, I use frozen broccoli. I also use brown rice to cut out a few carbs and add cooked chicken and corn for more protein and vitamins. Since it all goes through the blender anyway, no one is the wiser. Also freezes very well. This was a wonderful thing to have on hand after I had a few teeth pulled- very warm and comforting. Highly recommended!!