I want to share an amazing, healing and very digestible soup recipe called Bieler’s Broth. 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.
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.
I’ll make a big batch of Bieler’s broth every few days and drink a cup, either as a snack during the day or with my breakfast or dinner. It contains no protein, so I can’t use this as a meal replacement.
I always notice a big improvement in my overall wellbeing after supplementing daily for 2 weeks with Bieler’s broth.
You can also add bone broth, warming digestive and anti-inflammatory spices like cumin, turmeric, garlic and ginger for a bit of variety.
Be sure to buy only organic vegetables since this is a medicinal healing soup.
This soup is said to be particularly good for the adrenal glands, which are often the first to suffer when we are under stress due to restoring acid-alkaline balance and sodium-potassium balance to the body’s organs and glands.
It has a strong affinity to the liver, and supports the liver, which is perfect for the spring season, or for anyone whose liver is under stress.
The high fibre content from the green beans, zucchini, and celery helps to stabilise stool consistency, and heal the digestive tract while feeding the microbiome.
Substitutions and Additions
Substitute the ghee with olive oil or butter.
Blend in half an avocado for a richer version with healthy fats.
Leave the spices out, or substitute with different spices in the ghee, such as turmeric, coriander, black pepper, or garam masala. (Add any powdered spices after the seeds, and sizzle for about 20 seconds).
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 53 kcal
A simple green soup made with zucchini, green beans, celery, fresh herbs, and spices that’s designed for easy digestion and detox.
Start the soup
Blend into the soup
Season the soup