If you indulged a little over the holiday season, this is the perfect detox recipe for a January reset!
Bieler’s Broth is a simple yet powerful healing vegetable soup known for its cleansing and detoxifying properties. The recipe was created by Dr. Henry Bieler, who is considered a pioneer in alternative medicine and author of “Food is Your Best Medicine.”
Many might not find Bieler’s Broth a tasty or flavorful soup necessarily, but that is precisely what defines its healing and nourishing properties. The easy-to-digest broth is full of nutrients and minerals that aid in detoxification and support the liver and the adrenal glands. It also helps restore the correct acid/alkaline balance and sodium/potassium levels in the body. It is said that keeping the soup bland also recalibrates your taste buds!
Using organic vegetables and pure/filtered water for this recipe is ideal to capitalize on the nutritional benefits. And make sure to eat it warm!
- 3-4 medium Zucchini, ends removed and chopped
- 1 pound String Beans, ends trimmed
- 3-4 stalks Celery, chopped
- 1-2 bunches Fresh Parsley (flat-leaf or curly), stems removed
- 4 cups Filtered water
Place the water, celery, zucchini, and string beans in a pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, until the vegetables are green and tender (not mushy), about 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, you can steam the vegetables if preferred.
Add the fresh parsley and puree the soup using an immersion blender (or transfer to a heat resistant blender like a Vitamix in batches).
Eat warm and enjoy all the healthful benefits!
We recommend trying the plain Bieler’s Broth recipe for the health and detoxifying benefits, but feel free to experiment by adding flavor and spice to your liking! The broth makes a wonderful, nutritious base to play with. You could try adding ingredients like olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, cumin, or other veggies like broccoli or snow peas.