It is BROTH season!
The truth is, we believe that every season is broth season, but especially Winter.
Broths are a powerhouse for combating winter cold and supporting wellness throughout the season (and every season). Broths warm, nourish, cleanse, and hydrate the body. They also open the heart, and provide vitamins and minerals plus protein and collagen. Broths are comforting, soothing, and deeply nourishing making them foundational for winter health.
Consuming plant-based foods is a foundation for a healthful diet and promotes optimal wellness. However, many of us are actually blocking our nutrient absorption by consuming anti-nutrients such as phytic acid. The good news is that decreasing phytic acid in these nutritious foods is actually quite simple!
To get the most from each bite, soaking OR soaking and sprouting, are two methods to increase the nutritional value of some plant foods including nuts, seeds, dried legumes, and grains. It may take a moment to learn this simple method. Rest assured, you will soon be like the millions of others that wished they had learned this sooner!
Below are simple preparation tools to improve nutrient absorption, promote improved digestion, and increase nutrient density (1). Hard to beat!
Sometimes you accidentally make something so good and so nourishing that you have to get it up right away. This was one of those sometimes. Most of my recipes come from something that I have made forever and at some point I get asked for the recipe so many times that I just commit to writing the post!
This recipe was divine creation! I tasted it and wanted to drink that whole pot. Seriously.
I started with the intention to make my Vegan “Bone Stock”, but I had lots of beets and beet greens from the garden that needed to be used. My dad always makes his stock with beets and I love it, so I decided to throw them in. I also had extra nettles and a bunch of other leftover herbs from the summer. Then I started to throw in all of the other “extras” that I had. So, it began.
It turned into a deep red, nourishing, herbal goodness. I will be adding this broth to my cleansing and postpartum protocols. I am in love.
This recipe is for all or my vegetarian and vegan friends out there that are looking for something delicious and deeply nourishing, like bone stock, but vegan! Don't get me wrong, we are kind of die hard bone stock drinkers in our home, but I grew up vegetarian, my Dad is still vegetarian, and so many of my clients and friends are very healthy vegetarians or vegans. This broth is delicious and full of nourishment. It has similar gut healing and energetic properties to meat bone stock, and will sooth your soul in the same way. We use this as a replacement for boxed veggie broth in soups and sauces as well. I particularly love this broth for a homemade Korean egg soup. The original recipe for this broth came from Wall Flower Kitchen. I have just tweaked it to make it my own. You should too! Enjoy!
Making an infusion (long steeping herbal tea) is such a simple way to increase our mineral intake and absorption! Almost all of us are needing more minerals and mineral deficiency is at the root of so many health and wellness challenges. Increasing minerals has been shown to support healing in depression, anxiety, various autoimmune disorders, allergies, sleep issues, low immune system, weight issues, adrenal fatigue, cravings, addictions, tooth decay, osteoporosis and so much more.
Most herbal infusions contain large quantities of calcium, magnesium, trace minerals and other minerals, in their most absorbable form. They also contain essential fatty acids, vitamins and protein. In addition, they each have particular medicinal qualities, actions and uses.
This is a simple recipe that I like. You can add anything to your daily infusion if you are looking to address additional wellness concerns with herbs. I think that you'll find that this recipe has a pleasant taste and aroma and is easy to drink.
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