Creamy Healing Coconut Broth
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY + INCREDIBLY NOURISHING
As you slowly sip a cup of this broth, it feels like your body is being nourished on a cellular level.
It is incredibly rich, filling and healing.
During the winter months our bodies NEED warmth! Prioritizing keeping your body living in harmony with the seasons via the foods you consume creates more room for vitality and less room for aches, pains, cold and the flu. While I’m a fan of consuming raw juice in the winter, I am still mindful of making the rest of my diet come mostly from warm foods.
I think it’s safe to say we all crave comforting foods in the winter months as much as warm socks and hot cups of cocoa. Fatty foods like the coconut milk in this soup will help satisfy those comfort-food cravings in a healthy way. When we give our bodies the fat it needs, it turns off the hunger signals telling us to eat more food and crave more sugar. So bring on the fat! Add in the garlic, ginger and turmeric and you’ve got yourself an anti-inflammatory trifecta of goodness.
What Causes Inflammation + How to Reduce it?
Inflammation is caused when the body recognizes something foreign that is attacking the immune system, and inflammation can flare up to actually protect your body (imagine it like cushioning your body against a chemical invasion). But when your body is constantly being triggered by inflammatory foods, it can lead to chronic inflammation - and that is a serious problem. It’s no longer helping, but hurting. Many major diseases and body aches and pains are linked to chronic inflammation. The big offenders when it comes to food? Refined carbohydrates, processed sugars and fried foods. Biggest non-food offender - stress!
To reduce inflammation in your body, you have to look at your diet on the whole. Pull back on - or eliminate altogether - the big offenders. Check out our Total Cleansing Guide for some great tips on how to get started. Purposely incorporate foods that are high in anti-inflammotory properties - like this broth, cold pressed juice, veggies, nuts, seeds, healthy oils and fish. And if you are looking for some immediate relief, we have many customers who swear by doing a juice cleanse to reduce their symptoms and find some relief. Reach out if you are looking for some help putting together a custom cleanse to meet your needs.
Now, back to the broth!
Looking at the ingredients below you may think this will create a big batch of soup, but once you strain it, you aren’t left with a ton. We have given you a recipe large enough to create about 6-8 servings. We highly recommend you freeze at least half this batch into individual servings (about 1.5-2 cups per serving) so you can easily enjoy a cup anytime you need it.
Luckily, because you will be straining this soup at the end, you can just give everything a quick chop.
I also make this broth as part of my personal Winter Cleanse of Soup + Juice. You can do the same! Simply enjoy a cup of this soup for lunch or dinner, and another cup of my Magic Mushroom broth for the other meal. Add in 4 juices per day, and bam! Winter Cleanse!
In a large pot, melt the oil on medium heat and add the onion, garlic, ginger and turmeric. Sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the onion has softened.
Add in the coconut milk, salt, pepper, lemon, and cayenne and bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes.
Add the fresh parsley and cook for 10 more minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool a bit. Strain the soup. You can either discard the leftover veggies or pop them in the blender with some more coconut milk and seasonings and make even more soup!
HELPFUL TIP - Once cooled, add 1.5-2 cups of the broth into a small freezer ziplock. Lay it flat to save space!
¼ cup of coconut oil
3 onions – roughly chopped
3 heads of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped or grated
5 tbsp fresh ginger, roughly chopped
1 tbsp turmeric, roughly chopped
A big handful of chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
5 cans coconut milk (lite or full fat – your preference)
1.25 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne or to taste
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, or to taste
optional: ½ teaspoon of curry powder or cumin