Updated: Apr 23
Bone broth is nourishing, soothing, high in nutrients and easy to make. Its even easier to buy these days and makes for a great nourishing 'clean' soup without any nasties. Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silicon, iron, zinc, selenium it is a great way to support the body with natural collagen (this is not scientifically proven, but who cares) It makes you feel good and that's the point. (think skin, hair, & joints). It is also wonderful way to help repair, protect, soothe & heal the gut and support the microbiome. This is why it can be so helpful after treatments involving chemotherapy drugs and just when you don't feel quite right. The digestive & nutrient profile of bone both also helps build & enhance the immune system. (It will not affect any immunotherapy). You can make a big batch (see bone broth recipe) and freeze in batches for later or buy some fresh and add your veggies of choice.
There are so many wonderful benefits of broth, it can also be used as a base for other hearty nourishing soups. You can find some decent fresh broths in delis & farmers markets. Check out Broth & Co and Love your Guts.
Simple Recipe: ~
Sauté some onions & garlic in a little olive oil in a deep pan. Splash some balsamic vinegar to caramelise the mix stirring often. Add in 500mls bone broth (preferably organic chicken). Turn the heat to low. Stir in a good tablespoon of miso paste and some cut up shiitake mushrooms. When the shiitake mushrooms are soft add the other veggies. Add in the harder type veggies in first (capsicums (red & yellow) shaved carrot, small florets of broccoli (greens, spinach, bok choi, shaved zucchini) be creative, you can't go wrong all that will happen is that some maybe crunchy some too soft. Who cares. Serve with a squeeze of lime or lemon.
Its very basic but full of plant based nutrients.