Detox Veggie Broth Recipe
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
Have you ever felt so FULL and bloated that all you wanted to do was just stick a pin in it and pop yourself?
Eating a “standard American diet” can definitely leave your pants feeling a bit too tight around your middle.
Your body is busy at work every day digesting and breaking down the food that you eat. This takes a lot of energy and effort on your body’s behalf!
Therefore, you need to give your body a proper break from time to time to allow it to rest and become rejuvenated.
Instead of eating a “normal” meal, you can give your body a chance to recharge while still giving it nutrition by making a delicious detox veggie broth.
With a robust list of good-for-you veggies and herbs, this broth can be made in bulk and frozen, making it a convenient go-to meal alternative when you are looking for something lite and healthy.
Benefits Of Detox Veggie Broth
- Good source of antioxidants
- Rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, K, B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, manganese and copper
- Contain a wide variety of minerals, vitamins and nutrients
- Dietary fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin C
- Excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene
- Rich in vitamin C, manganese, copper, vitamin B5, potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and B2 and pantothenic acid
- Antibacterial and antiviral properties
- Facilitates efficient digestive health
- High levels of protein, potassium niacin and B vitamins
- Contain calcium, magnesium and phosphorus
- Contains a compound called allicin, which has potent medicinal properties
- Boosts the function of your immune system
- Packed with valuable minerals such as iron and potassium
- Rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, which help regulate inflammation
- Contains carvacrol, which has shown to affect neuronal activity that help boost your mood and promote good feelings
- Significant antioxidant protection of cellular membranes
- Rich in vital vitamins, including vitamin C, B12, K and A
- Keeps your immune system strong and helps flush out excess fluid from your body
Customize the flavor of your detox broth by adding in one or more of the following:
Detox Veggie Broth
- 6 large carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 large red onion, skin on and chopped
- 1 large daikon radish, chopped
- 2 cups of shiitake mushrooms
- 4 garlic cloves, skin on and crushed
- 2 tbsp dulse flakes
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 12 cups water
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- In a large pot, combine water and ingredients.
- Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce heat to low and cover loosely. Simmer 2-3 hours.
- Strain through fine-mesh sieve.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Vegetables can be saved and eaten separately or used for other recipes, such as stews and sauces.
- Cool and store in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- Can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Bean sprouts
- Toasted sesame seeds
- Bay leaves
- Himalayan pink salt
Use this broth as a lite and cleansing lunch that can stimulate your body to release toxins, which will leave you feeling lighter, brighter and healthier!
Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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