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Gut-Healing Vegetable Broth (And Why It's Better Than Bone Broth)

Gut-Healing Vegetable Broth (And Why It's Better Than Bone Broth)

A nutritious, gut-healing broth as a vegan alternative to bone broth. If you don't like or can't find any ingredients, don't worry. Add what flavours you like and try to get as much variety and nutritional goodness as you can!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 12 cups / 2 3/4 litres filtered water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion quartered (with skins)
  • 1 garlic bulb smashed
  • 1 chilli pepper roughly chopped (with seeds)
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger roughly chopped (with skin)
  • 1 cup greens such as kale or spinach
  • 3-4 cup mixed chopped vegetables and peelings I used carrot peelings, red cabbage, fresh mushrooms, leeks and celery
  • 1/2 cup dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 30 g dried wakame seaweed
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos (see notes)
  • A bunch of fresh corriander or other herb of your choice
  • (optional) 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes for extra flavour and vitamins

Instructions

  1. Simply add everything to a large pot. Bring to a boil then simmer, with the lid on, for about an hour.
  2. Once everything has been cooked down, strain the liquid into a large bowl.
  3. Serve immediately with some fresh herbs, for decoration or cool for later. It also freezes well.

Recipe Notes

*Coconut aminos can be very salty, depending on what brand you use so taste before adding any additional salt.