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SKIN + GUT HEALING BONE BROTH SOUP

I know I’m not alone when it comes to dealing with skin or gut related issues. I started experiencing acne in my early twenties like many and was breaking out on my cheeks and jaw area. I started making small changes to clear my acne and started with my skincare products. Although at times it helped, I was still experiencing acne on and off for months. During this time I was becoming a certified Acne Specialist and learned so much more about acne including the types of triggers like dairy and other foods that are known to cause or worsen acne. I started to do much more research on my own, read some great books including “Dirty Skin” by Dr. Whitney Bowe and was fascinated but also a bit overwhelmed with all the information I had learned. There’s an overload of information out there now about almost anything but especially when it comes to health. I used to absorb a lot of the knowledge I learned from different experts in health, wellness and skin and loved trying new things that I thought would improve my overall well being. Somewhere along the way I developed some gut issues and noticed it around the same time I was dealing with acne. I continued to self-educate, saw holistic practitioners, and tried many different things to heal my sensitive gut but these issues continued on and off and it’s something I still deal with to this day.

In 2018, while working as an Aesthetician at a spa and certified acne clinic in San Diego, I met Grace! She came in to the spa for acne focused skin treatments with me after having seen several dermatologists who were unfortunately unsuccessful in clearing her skin. I started treating Grace’s skin over the next several months and got to know much more about her and her journey with her skin as well as her health. She too had been dealing with gut issues and we shared a ton of insight with each other about our experiences or new things we had tried. We’ve both always strived to find what works best for us and what would make us feel better from trying new vitamins and supplements, to changing our diets, seeing holistic practitioners, the list goes on.

Grace and I have learned so much about acne and gut health over the past few years and now only get the occasional breakouts and are in better control of our gut sensitivities. We know so much more about what works best for our individual bodies and are super passionate about gut health and how it connects to basically every part our physical and mental well being. I was so excited when Grace launched her blog this year to share more about herself and her health journey. She’s the sweetest soul and has such beautiful and raw content to share with others! Definitely check out her amazing page and get to know a little more about her! (p.s. one of my fav recipes is this homemade coconut yogurt recipe I learned from Grace, so so good!)

With all that being said, Grace and I came together to create a delicious soup recipe that will truly nourish you from the inside out! It’s extremely anti-inflammatory and full of beneficial ingredients that enrich and restore your gut and skin health. Your skin is very much a reflection of what is going on on the inside and if you’re dealing with acne then you have to treat and care for the inside just much as the outside. This recipe contains powerhouse ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, bone broth and more! Most ingredients used in this recipe were organic. We picked these ingredients specifically to help those dealing with skin or gut issues but know that this is an incredibly yummy and healthy recipe for everyone to enjoy! I felt incredible after eating this!

Some key benefits:

  • Ginger supports healthy microbes, the intestinal wall and acts as a digestive stimulant for nutrient assimilation. Ginger is also known to help break down your food which eases the gut. The antioxidants present in ginger increase collagen production, reduce skin damage and inflammation.
  • Turmeric is extremely anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. It’s made up of a compound called curcumin which has been found to be an excellent compound for fighting all kinds of inflammation including your skin and gut. 
  • Bone broth is purported to improve gut health, reduce inflammation, aid in healing, and boost energy levels. It has powerful amino acids, protein, and collagen. Bone broth contains properties to help restore balance in the body. It’s known to be one of the most healing foods for your digestive system. Bone broth contains gelatinous compounds that help  protect and heal the gut lining of the digestive tract. 

[ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, gut friendly ]

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 45 mins | Servings: 4

Ingredients: 

-2 tbsp avocado oil

-24 oz organic bone broth

-2 cups filtered water

-½ head cauliflower 

-2 cup celery 

-2 cups kale

-1 cup carrots 

-4 to 5 golden potatoes 

-1 tbsp turmeric 

-1 tbsp ginger 

-1 lemon  for lemon juice

-¼ cup parsley

-¼ cup dill

-2 tsp sea salt

-1 tsp black pepper

-½ tsp cayenne pepper

-1 tsp red crushed pepper 

-1 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

1. Chop all vegetables to bite size. 

2. Using a large stock pot or dutch oven, heat the avocado oil on medium heat.

3. Add in potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, celery and ginger – sauté for about 5 mins or until softened.

4. After the vegetables have softened, add fresh dill, parsley, kale and spices – stir to combine.

5. Pour in bone broth and filtered water and stir mix.

6. Squeeze fresh lemon juice into the mix. Allow to cook for another 5-7 minutes.

7. Simmer on medium heat with lid for 20-25 minutes or until all your vegetables are softened to your liking – adjust seasonings as desired. 

8. Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool before serving. Serve topped with additional parsley and lemon slices for garnish.

Let us know if you try this recipe! x

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By: Carolyn Alsalehi

I know I’m not alone when it comes to dealing with skin or gut related issues. I started experiencing acne in my early twenties like many and was breaking out on my cheeks and jaw area. I started making small changes to clear my acne and started with my skincare products. Although at times it […]

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