This healing, cleansing vegetable soup recipe will become a staple at your house like it is at mine. Upgrade it to a meal by adding optional collagen powder.
Earlier this year my friend, Kathleen, texted me a recipe for Bieler’s Broth. If you haven’t ever heard of Bieler’s Broth, you aren’t alone! It was new to me as well. Apparently this healing vegetable soup recipe was created by Dr. Henry Bieler, a clinical nutritionist and author of the book Food Is Your Best Medicine. Read on to find out why I love this vegetable soup recipe and how I’ve upgraded it.
The broth starts with garden fresh veggies – bonus points if you actually have these in your garden. 😉 It’s a great way to use garden zucchini. The combination of zucchini, string beans, celery, and parsley yield a vegetable soup recipe that is simple, cleansing, nourishing and totally plant-based. So much to love. And while the recipe as written can be a little plain, it’s a great base for adding some extra goodness in there to season it up a bit. A little garlic, salt, and pepper gives the soup a lot of flavor without taking away from its healing benefits. I prefer it very mild and simple, especially if I’m feeling a little under the weather.
Why this vegetable soup recipe is good for you:
This vegetable soup recipe is perfect for when you’re stressed out and craving high sugar, high carb meals. Those foods can mess with your adrenal glands and make your body more acidic that it should be. This recipe (plus green smoothies + plant-based meals!) is how we can balance our body out. I just had it for dinner and it’s doing the body some good. The heavy dose of fresh greens is a great way to help restore your body to an alkaline state and reset the “sodium-potassium” balance to your organs and glands. You ready for some green soup?!
And now for the upgrade!
This broth on its own does have all of those benefits I discussed, but it is a very light soup. To add extra gut-healing, calming benefits and a hit of protein, I like to add Dr. Axe Keto Collagen. (Note: this soup may not fit into a strict keto diet.) That boost of protein coupled with the coconut oil and veggies makes this a complete meal.
This makes a TON of soup, so it also ticks off the box of creating something healthy and delicious that I can freeze in smaller portions for later.
So tell me down in the comments… have you tried Bieler’s Broth before?
Here’s the recipe!Print
This healing, cleansing vegetable soup recipe helps to alkalize the body and bring it back into balance, especially if you’ve been eating too much sugar and/or processed foods. Add collagen powder for a protein boost without altering the flavor or texture.
4 medium zucchini, chopped and ends discarded⠀
1 pound string beans, ends trimmed⠀
2 stalks celery, chopped⠀
1 bunch parsley (flat-leaf or curly), tough stems removed⠀
4 cups alkaline water⠀
1/4 cup coconut oil⠀
Optional: Dr. Axe Keto Collagen Powder
- Place all ingredients (except coconut oil and optional collagen powder) in a pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.⠀
- Puree soup and coconut oil in a blender in batches (covered!). Add collagen powder and blend again, if using.
- Eat warm and season with salt and pepper, if desired.⠀
Use caution and make sure to vent the blender lid and cover with a towel and start blending on low speed to prevent the hot soup from splattering.
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