The Power of Potassium Broth

PotassiumBroth

When you’re off to visit a mom after delivering a baby one word of advice.  Always bring food!  After the deliveries of my babies at the hospital I was shocked at the junk they provide to women post partum.  Nothing to nourish and heal the body.  They need a serious overhaul on nutrition.  In Asia for example guests bring mom pigs feet soup. The rich gelatin and minerals are healing and “yang”.   But don’t worry if pigs feet turn you off you can make this nice gentle broth that is rejuvenating for those who have been sick or are recovering from child birth.

Potassium(Vit K) is the third most abundant mineral.  It stabilizes blood sugar and levels, maintains optimal muscle and nerve function, improves bone health and prevents muscle cramps, boosts metabolism, maintains heart and kidney health, maintains optimal fluid(hello! breast milk)  and it’s a powerful stress buster.

Potassium Broth
Serves 4
Potassium broth is a great rejuvenator for those who have been sick or are recovering from childbirth.
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Total Time
35 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 Potatoes,preferably organic, well scrubbed
  2. 3 carrots, peeled chopped
  3. 4 celery sticks, chopped
  4. 1 bunch of parsley
  5. 4 quarts of flitered water
  6. Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes. Place peelings, carrots and celery in a pot with water. (Use peeled potatoes to make mashed potatoes.)
  2. Bring to a boil,lower heat and simmer covered for about 1/2hr.
  3. Add parsley and simmer 5 minutes more.
  4. Allow to cool and strain in a 2 quart glass container. Store in fridge and reheat in small quantities.
Notes
  1. Add bone marrow or chicken bones and cook longer to make a nourishing bone broth!
Adapted from The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care
Adapted from The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care
The Mama Ash Blog http://www.everythingmomandbaby.com/

20 COMMENTS

  1. Carol Cassara | 16th Feb 15

    What a great thing to do for a new mom! I’ll give it a try.

  2. Carrie Chance | 16th Feb 15

    This is great! I was surprised at how unhealthy the hospital food as when I was there.

    • Erica | 16th Feb 15

      We were given a box of Kellogg cereal and coffee…and low fat yogurt? Gross. lol

  3. Julee | 16th Feb 15

    I love broth. I never gave thought to your points, but now I am pausing to consider these facts. The broth looks amazing, I’m eager to try it.

    • Erica | 18th Feb 15

      Bone broth is amazing and healing to the gut and a healed healthy gut is a healthy immune system.

  4. Rachael | 16th Feb 15

    This is so good to know! I’m going to have to try it!

  5. Jeanine | 16th Feb 15

    This is wonderful! I should make this for our big family. Sounds really great!

  6. Jessica Harlow | 16th Feb 15

    This is such a good point! Post Partum Moms really do need nutritious foods to help heal and provide some oompfh! Although, I’m not interested in any pig’s feet! lol

  7. Adriana Martin | 16th Feb 15

    This recipe sounds very good and also great base for any soup.

    • Erica | 18th Feb 15

      A great base for sure!

  8. Tesha Fritz | 16th Feb 15

    Many of my new mommy friends could really use this information. Thank you!

  9. renee chapman | 16th Feb 15

    how wonderfully thoughtful! this looks amazing – pinning it!

  10. M from K&M: The Stay-at-Home Life | 16th Feb 15

    My hospital had great choices for foods after birth. It was great. This broth looks really healthy!

  11. Layne | 16th Feb 15

    I haven’t heard of this before – but I’m convinced now that I need to pin this and make it soon!

    • Erica | 17th Feb 15

      A lot of cultures tend to mom by feeding her lots of soups 🙂

  12. Erin | 16th Feb 15

    This looks awesome! I’m going to have to pin it and give it a try. Usually we just buy broth. But I think the extra potassium boost would be worth making it ourselves, especially with how flu ridden everyone has been this winter.

  13. Beth@FrugalFroggie | 16th Feb 15

    I was so hungry after my second baby that I would have eaten everything. I was sick the entire pregnancy and barely could eat anything. I was on medication to keep food down.

  14. agatapokutycka | 17th Feb 15

    I am not a new Mum but I am going to make it anyway 🙂

    • Erica | 18th Feb 15

      Next on my list to make is borscht! Like my babcia used to make.

  15. Liz Mays | 17th Feb 15

    It wasn’t that long ago that I realized how much potassium helps. This is a great thing to have on hand!

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