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Bieler’s Broth: a Healing, Restorative Soup Recipe

Serves: 2 quarts (a bowl daily for a week or 2 is recommended for health benefits)

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini, ends discarded and zucchini sliced into rounds
  • 1 pound string beans, ends trimmed (frozen okay)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1-2 bunches parsley (flat-leaf or curly), tough stems removed (you can freeze the stems for stock making)
  • 4 cups water

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Skim any foam on the surface, lower the heat and simmer, covered until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Puree soup in the pot with a handheld blender or in a blender in batches.
  3. Eat warm.

“This soup is nothing new. In fact, it has been around for decades, invented by a doctor named Bieler. The soup is vegan and all vegetable-based. It is not a culinary soup in the sense that it is so delicious that you would want to serve it to your friends at your next dinner party, but more of a medicinal soup.  It tastes absolutely fine though, just a little bland.

According to Sally Fallon in her book Nourishing Traditions, Dr. Bieler felt that this combination of vegetables was ideal for restoring acid-alkaline and sodium-potassium balance to organs and glands, especially the sodium-loving adrenal glands which suffer under stress.  The broth is also supportive for liver function — recall that the liver is our detoxifying organ.  Bieler’s broth is highly recommended for those under stress or suffering from stress-related conditions.” Pamela Salzman

NO BAKE ENERGY BITES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup oats
  • ¼ cup organic almond butter or peanut butter
  • ¼ cup agave or honey
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds or hemp seeds
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Optional add ons:

  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Shredded coconut
  • Raw cacao nibs
  • Dried cranberries
  • A few tbsp of ground flax meal
  • Chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Use a spoon or small scooper to make balls. You may need to keep a bowl of water nearby to wet your hands so the batter doesn’t stick to them. 
  3. Place energy bites in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator up to 5 days or in the freezer up to 3 months. 

BASIC OVEN ROASTED VEGETABLES

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut vegetables into even pieces
  • Place cut up vegetables in large bowl, drizzle with a few tablespoons of olive oil
  • Add salt plus any herbs/seasonings 
  • Toss veggies in bowl w/ oil and seasonings
  • Spread onto a baking sheet. Keep veggies evenly spaced and try not to crowd them 
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes (dense/root veggies such as brussel sprouts, parsnips, etc may take 45 minutes) 

SWEET POTATO BROWNIES

INGREDIENTS

1 cup sweet potato (cooked and mashed)

½ cup any nut butter

¼ cup maple syrup or agave

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup cocoa powder

¼ cup oat flour (you can grind raw oats in a blender)

½ cup chocolate chips (vegan if desired)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with parchment paper

In one bowl, combine sweet potato, nut butter, syrup and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine oat flour and cocoa powder.

Combine all ingredients and mix in chocolate chips. 

Transfer to baking pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Top with coconut based whipped topping and enjoy!

HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE SHAKE

  • 1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup organic pumpkin puree (for a thicker shake, freeze in ice cube tray)
  • 10 ounces water or non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, rice, etc)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or ½ tsp plus ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ice (to desiered thickness)
  • ½ frozen banana (optional for added sweetness)
  • Top with tsp of chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • For frappuccino add ½ cup cold brew coffee

BLEND AND ENJOY!

 

GOLDEN MILK OVERNIGHT OATS

Yields: 2 servings (may be prepared vegan and gluten-free)

Ingredients:

Golden milk (This version is a bit spicier than the Turmeric Latte recipe posted alone. May also use that recipe in place of this one.)

  • 1 tablespoon honey, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 cups plant based milk
  • pinch of black pepper

Oats

  • 1 & 1/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 & 1⁄2 cups golden milk (above)
  • Fresh fruit and honey, for serving

Instructions:

Golden Milk

In a medium bowl, combine the honey, turmeric, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon. Stir to combine, then stir in the boiling water to dissolve the honey. Stir in the milk. Taste, adding more honey if desired.

Oats

Combine oats, chia, and hemp seeds in a glass jar, stir to combine. Pour the golden milk into the jar and stir to combine. Chill overnight or up to 3 days. To serve, top with fresh fruit and honey, if desired.