Are you into the huge food trend of the last few years, bone broth? If so, I have a much better alternative for you. On Thursday, I’ll go into detail on why bone broths, especially store-bought options, are frankly scary, and what you can do to get the benefits of collagen instead, so be on the lookout for that.
This mineral-rich alkaline vegetable broth can be enjoyed cold, or it can be consumed hot as well. It is a high-potassium mineral broth made by cooking any combination of alkaline vegetables like dark, leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, onions and sulfur-based vegetables, root vegetables, celery, green beans, zucchini and other squashes, plus herbs and spices like cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, dill, garlic, ginger, parsley, and cilantro.
My favorite – the original recipe – is below but feel free to mix it up for your tastes. Then use it in any recipe you’d use vegetable or chicken broth as an acid-free, highly-alkalizing alternative.
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Ingredients [Serves 2-4]
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 medium zucchinis
2 leeks, chopped
2 bunches of parsley, stems removed and leaves chopped
1 bunch of spinach, stems removed and leaves chopped
1⁄2 pound green beans, trimmed
1 onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic
1 quart of filtered water
Salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt) to taste
Directions: Wash all of the vegetables, and then chop them into small, bite-size pieces, enough for 2 cups.
Place the vegetables in a stockpot with 1 quart of filtered water, adding some sea salt and spices and herbs (I always add garlic). Bring the water to a boil, and then lower the heat to low and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
Cool and strain the broth. The remaining vegetables can be pureed with an immersion blender or discarded since most of the nutrients have been extracted. The broth will keep for a few days in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container. Larger quantities can be frozen for future consumption.
This recipe comes from my best-selling book, Get Off Your Acid: 7 Steps in 7 Days to Lose Weight, Fight Inflammation, and Reclaim Your Health and Energy.
In fact, you’ll find 65 recipes in addition to all of the information about the alkaline diet, and your health and longevity.
Here’s what philanthropist and supermodel Petra Nemcova had to say about it…