Bone broth was 2015’s newest ‘super food’, claiming an array of health benefits from healing digestive problems to healthier hair and nail growth. I’ve even read that it’s anti-aging (the jury’s still out on that one).
But I don’t know, I just can’t get past the fact that I’d be consuming broken down animal bones in a liquid I can only assume would smell exactly like broken down animal bones smell like. Eww. Gross. No thanks. If your stomach can handle that, then by all means my friend, I take my hat off to you and wish you every happiness as you gulp down your mug of broth.
But for those of us that lean more towards the vegetable side of life, there must be some sort of alternative.
Ta-da! This recipe for ‘bone’ broth (despite the name) has no bones in sight and is choc full of nutritious vegetables. It’s perfect for those cold winter days snuggled up in a warm blanket on the couch. Mmmmmm. That’s more like it (Y)
The base of the broth is one of my favourites: sweet potato. What you add after that is completely up to you. I went with potato, carrots, celery, silver beet and lentils, served with a slice of sourdough. I could taste the healthiness just by looking at it.