Bieler’s Broth

Bieler’s Broth

I think calling this concoction a ‘broth’ is very hopeful, or maybe they just chose that title because it rolls of the tongue so nicely. In reality it’s more of a vegetable puree. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I just don’t want you to be misled.
All broth aside though, this is a great tonic recipe, and especially great for west coast fall and winter cleansing. I love the high content of greens, the anti inflammatory effect, the healing/detoxifying effects on the kidneys and liver. And it’s warm!!  So many of the cleansing tonics out there are cooling to the body and are not appropriate for our rainy cold west coast winters.
You can use this recipe as a occasional or daily addition to your regular diet to increase your vegetable intake, reduce inflammation, and increase healing or you can use it as a part of a cleanse.

Serves 2

1 cup green beans (ends trimmed off)
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 stalk celery chopped
1/2 cup parsley
1 cup water

Put water in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add beans. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add zucchini and celery and simmer 5 more minutes. Pour all contents of the pot into a blender or food processor with the parsley and blend until smooth. Have 1-2 cups/day or as many as you like.

Homemade Orange-Ginger Soda

Makes 2 glasses

2 oranges, cut into halves
1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and cut into 4 lengths (about 1/2-inch each)
2 tsp honey
32 oz plain sparkling water

1. Make each glass separately, squeeze juice from 1 orange half into glass.
2. Pass 1 piece of ginger through a garlic press and add ginger juice to glass, discarding remaining fibers.
3. Add 1/2 tsp honey and 8 oz sparkling water to each glass. Stir of whisk thoroughly to combine.

Mochanana smoothie

Mochanana smoothie

I found this recipe watching a British show called,”you are what you eat”. This show features a dietitian by the name of Gillian McKeith transforming people’s lives by changing their horrendous diets.  Gillian created this recipe for a woman who was addicted to cafe lattes, and despite the fact that it’s caffeine-free, she loved it! You’ll love it too, even if you’re not a coffee-aholic. 

Makes 1 smoothie

         2 tsp cafe-lib or any coffee substitute
         1 tbsp boiled water
         1 ripe banana
         200 mls rice, soy, or almond milk

1. Put coffee substitute on a blender or food processor and add hot water and stir.  Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!