One of the ways to increase your immunity is to take care of your gut, your digestive health.
Soups help a lot! Of course, I'm not talking here about soup full of creams, bad fats or instant soups (oh, please no!). But soups made with vegetables (fiber to aid digestion), proteins (increase satiety), good fats and of course, bone broth (made from meat, chicken, turkey or fish). Considered as one of the oldest and most nutritious substances on the planet, bone broth is rich in amino acids, collagen, gelatin, and minerals. All the nutrients we need to support our digestive system and therefore the immune system. If you don't consume animal protein, you can use a broth made from vegetables. To see the recipes for meat, chicken and vegetable broths, go here! Now let's go to our recipe!
Ingredients (for 6 people):
6 cups of bone broth (here I used the meat broth)
4 cups diced butternut squash
2-3 cups of mushrooms of your choice
2 pounds of diced beef (about 4 cups)
1 large onion, sliced
2 cloves of crushed garlic
½ teaspoon of sea salt
1 ½ teaspoon of black pepper
1 ½ teaspoon powdered ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1 ½ teaspoon powdered turmeric Note: I replaced these last 4 spices with the Organfi mix, called Gold Pumpkin Spice flavor. Buy here and use my 15% discount code: RITAA Instructions: In a large saucepan, sauté the onion with olive oil for 6-7 minutes over medium heat. Then add the bone broth, spices, salt, and garlic and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, add the meat, pumpkin, and mushrooms and once again bring to a boil. As soon as it boils again, lower the heat to low, cover the pan and cook for 25 minutes. See the step-by-step here in this video.