Do you ever feel like you are the luckiest person ever? At my day job, I’m lucky to work with holistic nutrition and wellness expert, Nicole Zoto, who is the founder of Wise & Well. She has inspired our entire team to be more aware of what we put into our bodies and practice the 80/20 rule of eating well. She has created a soup fast which helps reset your body and I asked for the recipes to get on the path to creating easy, nutrient dense meals.
You can make the recipe using a bone broth you’ve made from scratch or buy it like I did. According to Nicole, the minerals of bone, cartilage, and marrow in the bone broth are easy to assimilate and healing to the gut. Collagen proteins break down in the broth and produces gelatin. Gelatin is an aid to digestion and can help ease all lower GI issues.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
This recipe calls for leeks, I used onions since I always have onions in the freezer. On grocery shopping day, chop all of your onions/leeks and freeze in snack bags. In my experiments, about half of a medium onion will fill a snack bag. Put the date you chopped your onions in black Sharpie. Then put all the snack bags in a freezer bag to prevent freezer burn, your onions/leeks should keep for a couple of months in the freezer. I like to chop onions all at once because it makes me tear up and I can’t be crying on camera.
You can purchase the chopped cauliflower from Safeway, Target’s grocery section or Trader Joe’s. It only takes a minute or 2 to chop the cauliflower in a food processor and about 5 minutes to hand chop. If your knife skills aren’t the best, the riced cauliflower is under $3 a bag and readily available.
Bone Broth or Miso Broth
You can buy bone, veggie or miso broth at your favorite store. This saves hours in cooking time, you can keep a turkey, chicken or beef bone broth in the pantry for last-minute meals like this. Each type gives your soup a different flavor and variety so you aren’t bored by introducing the same flavors to all your meals. It’s also great to warm a cup of bone broth to sip on for days you feel under the weather or too lazy to cook.
I used chicken bone broth in my recipe, it gives your soup a cooked for hours flavor.
Recipe credit: Wise and Well