We all need a good detox now and again. I’m sure it’s safe to say that most people (like myself), probably over did it in the indulgent department during the holiday season. Let’s face it, our bodies need a healthy break after all that goodness. When I need a detox, this broth is a lifesaver. The recipe is clean and simple. The results are both warm and soothing. I love that you can just sip on this Detox Broth throughout the day. You can have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be frozen. You also can make a perfect meal out of the leftover lean protein and vegetables from this broth.
This recipe came from Giada De Laurentiis’s Feel Good Food Cookbook. This cookbook is great. It is chocked full of plenty of delicious and healthy recipes you can mix in throughout the year.
Let me show you how easy it is to make this protein packed detox broth.
Prep your veggies and spices.
Pour 6 cups of water into a medium pot. Add your chicken, veggies and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
Strain the broth, and reserve the chicken and vegetables for another use.
Easy-breezy! Let me know what you think of this Detox Broth. If you would like more detox recipes, try my Lemon-Ginger Detox Drink, in this blog post. Cheers to a healthier you!
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- 1 (12-ounce) bone-in, skinless chicken breast half
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch rounds
- 2 celery stalks, cut into ½-inch pieces
- 1 (1-inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 shallots, thinly sliced
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- 8 whole black peppercorns
- 3 whole cloves
- 1 dried bay leaf
- ½ cinnamon stick
- In a medium saucepan, bring 6 cups water, the chicken, carrots, celery, ginger, garlic, shallots, thyme, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaf, and cinnamon stick to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour.
- Strain the liquid, reserving the chicken and vegetables for another use. Cool the broth and refrigerate for up to 2 days, or strain and freeze for up to 1 month.