Healing Turkey Vegetable Soup - Incredibly Healthy!
There is a ton of hype out there about bone broth and it 100% lives up to the hype! I’ll always toss my chicken or turkey bones in the slow cooker with make a batch of broth. It’s perfect to toss over veggies, cook quinoa, or just enjoy on it’s own in heated up in a mug.
Bone broth heals your gut and aids in digestion, it reduces joint pain and inflammation, provides you with magnesium, calcium and other minerals, fights infections, and helps your hair and nails look fabulous. Here is one of my favorite recipes, feel free to swap out any veggies or spices you want! It’s tough to mess this one up!
• Turkey carcass (bones, skin, drumsticks, etc)
• Water (enough to cover the turkey parts)
• 3-4 carrots, diced
• 2 bay leaves
• ½ tsp pepper
• ½ tsp sea salt
• 2 garlic cloves
• 2 tsp ground sage
• 1 tsp thyme
• Chicken Bouillon
• 1 cup green beans
• 1 cup organic
• ¼ cup lentils
• ¼ cup quinoa
For The Bone Broth:
1. Break apart your turkey carcass and place in soup pot or slow cooker. Fill with water and 1 tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar (this helps extract the nutrients from the bone). Chop an onion in half and add that if desired. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer, cover and let it do it's thing for a few hours (the longer the better) I cook mine for roughly 12 hours, but in the past I have done a total of 24 (boiled for half a day, cooled and put in the fridge and then boiled the next). You may have to keep adding water.
2. Strain the broth and set aside. Pick through the meat and add to the broth.
For The Soup:
Add the rest of the ingredients to the soup pan (with the turkey meat and broth). You may have to add more water. The amount of bouillon is really up to you, as every batch needs a different amount. Taste and adjust seasonings. Simmer for at least an hour.
When refrigerating the broth will turn into a gel - don't panic it's very healthy for you. It's because you have taken the gelatin from the turkey. Once heated, it will liquefy.