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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.

Upgraded Vegetable Soup Recipe | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

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. Daniel Mottayaw

    October 17th, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Making this for my pregnant wife! Can’t wait.

  2. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 17th, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks Dan!

    We hope that your wife enjoys it!! 🙂

  3. Polly

    October 17th, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I hate to be a nitpicker…but…How much parsley is “1 bunch”? Should I be adding 1 cup, 2cups…?

  4. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 17th, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Hey Polly,

    Of course I am happy to help!

    We like to say “1 bunch” because that is how it’s sold when you buy it fresh. The amount in measurements is 1 cup.
    Cannot wait for you to try it!! 🙂

  5. jil zimmerman

    October 17th, 2018 at 9:52 am

    I’ve been making Beilers Broth for about 35 years now and it’s great to see some new interest in this fabulous eating program from Dr. Beiler. LOVE it!!!

  6. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 17th, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Hey Jil,

    Yay!! We completely agree and that is why we wanted to share this amazing recipe.

    Hope you enjoy it!

  7. Louise

    October 17th, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Can you substitute string beans or just leave them out?

  8. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 17th, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Hey Louise,

    If you are not a fan of string beans you can totally leave them out and add more zucchini and celery to make up the difference.

  9. Martha

    October 17th, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Alkaline water? I know there are very expensive systems for the home to make this, but I am guessing most of us will have to just use regular filtered water.

  10. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 17th, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Hey Martha,

    Filtered water is a great option as well if you do not have access to alkaline water.


  11. Rebecca

    October 17th, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I was looking forward to making this, but I recently read pregnant women shouldn’t “overconsume” parsley. Not sure where the line is on that, as other resources I’ve read have indicated that parsley has many benefits during pregnancy. Would you recommend this soup as-is during pregnancy, and if not, do you have any recommendations for a parsley substitute? I’m right in the middle of my second trimester (21 weeks) if that matters.

  12. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 17th, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Hey Rebecca,

    I am not sure how to answer that because this is the first I have heard about parsley not being good during pregnancy. I consumed parsley during both my pregnancies so I would suggest talking with your doctor to make sure. You can substitute parsley for basil or cilantro if you prefer. 🙂

  13. Lauren

    October 17th, 2018 at 11:25 am

    What is collagen powder? What is alkaline water? Sorry to sound clueless

  14. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 17th, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Hey Lauren,

    I am happy to help!

    Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin and muscles. Consuming collagen may have a variety of health benefits, from relieving joint pain to improving skin health.

    Alkaline water has a higher pH level than regular drinking water. Because of this, it is known to neutralize the acid in your body.

    Hope that helps! 🙂

  15. Jodi Sutton

    October 17th, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Are there any substitutes for the animal based collagen powder that are plant based? It is. O longer vegan or vegetarian with that added, but the boost it gives sounds good if it can be made cleaner.

  16. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 19th, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Hey Jodi,

    You can totally swap out the collagen here with any plant based collagen you prefer! Plant based collagen is slightly different then regular collagen but it still has amazing benefits for your body.

  17. Carissa Vanderford

    October 17th, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    I cannot wait to make this. It sounds like exactly what I need!

  18. Dana

    October 17th, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    I’d like to try this recipe, but I don’t like coconut in any form and so many recipes call for coconut oil. What other oil can I use? Would avocado oil work in this recipe?

  19. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 19th, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Hey Dana,

    Totally understand not wanting to use the coconut oil. I have brothers that gag at the thought of it haha You could substitute the coconut oil for MCT oil.

    Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  20. Kaz Gachingu

    October 24th, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Great….Thank you for sharing this with us

  21. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 29th, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    You are welcome, Kaz!

    Enjoy 🙂

  22. Beverly Ipso

    October 24th, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I appreciate the help and tips for the new soups!

  23. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 29th, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Hey Beverly,

    You are welcome! We hope you enjoy this new recipe!! 🙂

  24. Peterann

    October 24th, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I have been reading a lot of things on coconut oil and it basically has said that it will raise cholesterol levels if used often. As, I am over 65 I certainly don’t want to raise my cholesterol levels. Can you leave out the CIC ut oil? What purpose does it have in the soup. Many heart specialists recommend no oil of any kind.
    So I guess I wonder what makes SGS still promoting its use.?

  25. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 29th, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Hey Peterann,

    We know that many people have difference of opinion especially when it comes to nutrition. However, we absolutely love coconut oil here at SGS because of all the amazing health benefits it gives your body and we see for ourselves. If you would prefer to not have he coconut oil feel free to leave it out of the recipe.

    Hope that helps!

  26. Ayda

    October 25th, 2018 at 3:20 am

    looking forward to this nice green soup … but this Keto Collagen, can I replace it for something else ? I have never seen that that here where i live (outside US). ThanKs

  27. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 29th, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Hey Ayda,

    Cannot wait for you to try this delicious soup recipe! As for the collagen if you do not have it available to you, you can just leave it out.


  28. Debbie

    October 27th, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I like heat so I added jalapeno pepper, I also added tumeric & nutritional yeast for an added boost. The soup is very good but next time I will use less coconut oil, little over powering for me.
    Thanks for sharing.

  29. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 29th, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Oh yum!! Those additions sound really delicious.

    Thank you for sharing that with us!

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