January is National Soup Month, and for those of us living in the northern hemisphere, that makes perfect sense. As the temperatures drop and the snow falls, soup really hits the spot. So warm, so nourishing, so comforting.
The soup we’re sharing today is a not your average soup. We call it a Supersoup (as well as lawn mower pulp), and it’s one of the soups we most recommend during Purification.
During our 14-day cleanse, we have two weekends (or two other consecutive days of your choice) where we offer a deeper cleansing process. During this time, we encourage lots of rest and relaxation, and we only take in vegetables and fruits, with no more than 2 tablespoons of oil each day.
Bieler’s Broth, was created by Dr. Henry Bieler, a clinical nutritionist and author of the book Food Is Your Best Medicine. This soup is a Purification staple. It’s bright green and very bland by nature, and as you may have guessed, therein lies its healing properties. The soup is rich in minerals and is very alkalizing. You may be tempted to spice it up with sea salt or other spices, but keeping it bland actually helps you to recalibrate your taste buds. It’s nourishing, restorative, comforting, and fulfilling.
Enjoy it frequently throughout your Purification, if you’re under the weather, or whenever you need a reset. And then leave us a comment below. What do you think of this lawn mower pulp supersoup?
Yield: 2 large bowls
- 2 medium zucchini, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 large handful frozen or fresh green beans
- 1 large handful spinach (optional)
- 2 cups water
- 1 handful fresh parsley
In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, steam zucchini, celery, and green beans in water for about 10 minutes or until they’re very soft. Add spinach (if using) at the end and steam for only about 2 minutes.
Place veggies, remaining steaming water from the stockpot, and uncooked parsley into a blender and blend for 1 or 2 minutes until smooth. Eat this broth fresh from the blender for the best taste.
You can substitute with more spinach if green beans are unavailable. When you’re not fasting, Bieler’s Broth makes a rich, wholesome base you can add other ingredients and flavors to. You also can flavor it to your liking by adding oil, sautéed onions, garlic, and other vegetables such as broccoli, additional chopped zucchini and celery, and snow peas. Or flavor with sea salt and black pepper or cayenne.
Thanks Jules and Jo! I’m taking the remainder of yesterday’s batch to work today, and along with some great juices from a local juicery, plan to have a great last purification day. I like to drink the broth out of a mug — it’s very soothing and comforting that way. And, it’s super easy to make!
That sounds wonderful, Caitlin! We love drinking it that way, too. You are so right, very soothing. Thank you for sharing. XO, Jo & Jules
I made this delicious soup and used chicken broth instead of water. I can’t stop eating it. My naturopath dr suggested I eat this soup.
Hi Cindy, we’re so glad to hear you love it! Chicken broth in place of water is a great substitution. That combination sounds really gut-nourishing. Enjoy! XO, The Conscious Cleanse Team