Healing Vegan Broth

The holidays are upon us the weather is getting colder and all of this can leave us feeling drained and more susceptible to catching a virus. The healing, buzzy bone broth is readily available at local grocery stores to remedy that and even on tap at different market places. I have been jealous of the locals sipping on their bone broths while shopping for local goods so I decided to create a vegan broth that is packed with even more nutrients and benefits than any old bone broth can offer. 

Healing benefits of the ingredients: 

  • Coconut OilHealthy fat that assists in nutrient absorption
  • Celery: Promotes collagen production in skin, 
  • Carrots: Vitamin K, Vitamin C 
  • Red Onions: Flavor and blood balancing with high Chromium content that can regulate glucose levels 
  • Garlic: Flavor and anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory 
  • Turmeric: INTENSE Anti-inflammatory
  • Ginger: Helps Digestion, Anti-Inflammatory 
  • Bay Leaves: Flavor and Vitamins A, C, Calcium, Magnesium 
  • Mushrooms: Vitamin D, Selenium, B vitamins, Iron, Zinc 
  • Kale: Vitamin, K, A, C, magnesium, Promotes collagen production in skin, 
  • Cilantro: Great for clearing skin and binds and rids the body of heavy metals
  • Wakame Seaweed: High mineral content, Iodine, Anti-inflammatory, B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, promotes collagen production in skin
  • Peppercorns: Mineral content and flavor, Potassium helps with digestion and breaking down fat cells  
  • Nutritional YeastComplete protein and high in B12 
  • Coconut AminosAmino acid boost and flavor enhancer, omit if you are avoiding sugars 
  • Miso Paste: Fermented food benefits-Improves immune function, increased energy, digestion
  • Sea Salt: Flavor and mineral content 
 

The recipe below can be sipped when you're feeling under the weather, used as a base for your favorite soup or subbed in any recipe that calls for a veggie stock. 


What You Need

 
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  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 bunch celery-rough chop
  • 1 bunch carrots-rough chop skin on
  • 2 red onions-rough chop skin on
  • 2 garlic bulbs-smashed
  • 1-2 nubs turmeric-sliced skin on
  • 1 nub ginger-sliced skin on
  • 7 bay leaves 
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro-rough chop
  • 1/4 cup dried shitake
  • 1/2 bunch kale-rough chop
  • 2 tablespoons wakame seaweed
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste 
  • 16 cups filtered water
  • Salt to taste 

In a large stock pot add the first 8 ingredients listed above

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 1 bunch celery-rough chop
  • 1 bunch carrots-rough chop skin on
  • 2 red onions-rough chop skin on
  • 2 garlic bulbs-smashed
  • 1-2 nubs turmeric-sliced skin on
  • 1 nub ginger-sliced skin on
  • 7 bay leaves 

Sauté to bring out the flavors then the water and remaining ingredients except for miso paste and salt. Bring mixture to a boil then simmer covered for 1-2 hours or longer if desired. Add miso paste at the end and salt to taste. Strain vegetables out and reserve your yummy healing broth. 

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