Cough. Sneeze. Sniffle. Ewww. Unfortunately, myself and far too many people I know are experiencing a lot of that ewww-ness lately! As a result, big batches of this broth have been coming out of my kitchen. Alkaline broth is a powerful detoxifier that works to ward off sickness, strengthen the immune system as a whole, and even helps in trimming your waistline. I am not going to delve too far into the logistics but the CliffsNotes’ version is that, at its simplest, alkaline broth is water fortified with things that are really good for you!
This is very easy to make – you just throw all of the vegetables in a pot and let them do their magic – so even when I am not feeling under the weather, I like to keep some of this on hand. I sip it warm throughout the day, or use it in any recipe I would normally add a vegetable stock to (and don’t mind having a little ‘kick’ in). I find it particularly helpful if I am planning on doing a juice cleanse in the near future as it prepares me for all of the sipping ahead, and gives my body a fresh slate to work with. It’s something I recommend anyone try, especially if your system is in need of a little reboot.
I hope you have had a great Monday, and here is to a happy and healthy week ahead!
- 1 Sweet Potato, Peeled & Quartered
- 1 Onion, Quartered
- 2 Carrots, Peeled & Large Chopped
- 2 Celery Stalks, Large Chopped
- 2 Cups Baby Spinach
- 1 Beet (Golden or Red), Peeled & Chopped
- ½ Bunch Fresh Cilantro
- ½ Bunch Fresh Parsley
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Turmeric
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Flax Seed
- ½ Teaspoon (or More) Cayenne Pepper
- 16 Cups Filtered Water
- Place all ingredients in a large stock pot.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 2 hours.
- Strain the broth, removing any solids. (Optional) Reserve the cooked vegetables - Eat as is, or blend with a bit of the broth as a healthy vegetable soup!