I remember, back in the day, being given ‘bone broth’ when I felt ill and wanting to feed my body with what I thought was healthy nutritious vitamins, nutrients & minerals. Now being vegan, it is nice to create a plant-based version of ‘no-bone’ broth that supercharges you naturally on days when you need that boost. A broth is a little ‘more’ than just a soup and is filled with so much goodness that just one bowl can truly recharge you and start to work on you powerfully from inside out.
This recipe is packed full of delicious veggies, collagen boosting wakame and a little miso (rich in essential minerals and a good source of various B vitamins as well as vitamin E & K and folic acid! Serve as a restorative drink or add extra veggies and rice noodles for a light meal!
Makes 1 litre
2 litres (2 cups) just boiled water
2 sticks of celery, trimmed and chopped
2 large carrots, chopped (if organic, no need to peel)
1 cup kale, roughly chopped, stalks removed
1 cup spinach
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, chopped
1 cup chestnut mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup wakame (pre-soaked in water and drained)
2 bay leaves
1 large sprig of fresh thyme
1/4 miso paste (I use brown rice miso as it is gluten free and tasty)
- Place all the ingredients, except the miso past, into a large pan and bring to simmer
- Allow to bubble for 1 hour before straining through a sieve into a clean saucepan.
- Press on the veggies to allow excess juices to go into the clean saucepan to squeeze out extra flavour
- Place the pan on head until it has reduced to about 2/3
- Remove from heat and add the miso paste until it dissolves
- Enjoy hot
– For added crunch and freshness, I slice 1 fresh celery stalk and a handful of fresh spinach leaves and add this to the soup! Super nutritious and tasty
– So not to waste, you can enjoy all the ingredients with the soup instead draining the ingredients away. Alternatively, you can also put all the ingredients into a blender to create a delicious creamy soup. It all depends on how you feel and how hungry you are! Either way, this recipe is totally healthy and nutritious.