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Upgraded Vegetable Soup Recipe : Dr. Bieler’s Broth

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.

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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.

Healing Vegetable Soup Recipe | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com
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?!

Upgraded Vegetable Soup Recipe with Keto Collagen | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

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.

Healing Vegetable Soup Recipe | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

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!

Healing Vegetable Soup Recipe | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

Upgraded Vegetable Soup Recipe – Bieler’s Broth

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Blender


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.



Healing Vegetable Soup Recipe | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com4 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


  1. 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.⠀Healing Vegetable Soup Recipe | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com
  2. Puree soup and coconut oil in a blender in batches (covered!). Add collagen powder and blend again, if using.Healing Vegetable Soup Recipe | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com
  3. Eat warm and season with salt and pepper, if desired.⠀Healing Vegetable Soup Recipe | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com


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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  1. Arian Buffkin

    November 6th, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    I am very excited to try this recipe!!! Can other veggies or fresh herbs be added without changing the basic nature of this soup??

  2. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    November 7th, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Hey Arian,

    You totally can!! Feel free to make it your own and add whatever you are craving 🙂


  3. Marie Marsden

    July 7th, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    This is one recipe that does not require upgrading with the addition of oil and protein. I have made the original recipe and others in my family have been making Brieler broth for decades. Although it is tempting to alter, there is a reason to keep it vegetable based and bland. The benefits of Bieler Broth are toward restoring the imbalances in the body, and for detoxifying and that is probably why Dr. Bieler did not include oil and protein. Don’t get me wrong, your additions are great to any soup recipe for that matter, just don’t use the name “Bieler Broth” in the title “Upgraded Vegetable Soup Recipe – Bieler’s Broth”.

  4. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    July 8th, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Hey Marie,

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this recipe. We love Bieler’s Broth on it’s own as we said in the article. This option is for those who are wanting to make it into a meal so that is why we have you add in the protein and the fats 🙂

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