Spring has finally arrived with a burst of green everywhere you look. And it is a good reminder to add some spring greens into our diet. Warmer days call for lighter food. To jump start your seasonal diet change, try this wonderful green smoothie called Bieler's Broth. Dr. Henry Bieler was an early health food pioneer. He linked good health to good digestion supporting Ayurveda's claim that your digestion is the epicenter of your immune system. He wrote a best-selling book in 1965 called Food is Your Best Medicine. He created a green tonic called Bieler's Broth that is easy to make and delicious enjoyed as a smoothie at room temperature or a hot soup. It supports healthy digestion and restores the body's ability to detox.
1-2 cups water
2 medium stalks of celery, chopped
1 whole zucchini, chopped
1 cup string beans, trimmed and chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Steam all the vegetables except parsley for about 8 minutes or until tender.
Combine all ingredients including the parsley in a blender using the steaming water as a thinner.
Puree till smooth adding more water as necessary.
Eat as a hot soup right away or let cool and drink when room temperature.
For a savory flavored soup you can add garlic, ginger, and salt and pepper to taste.
Or, for a lighter flavor, some minced ginger and juice of 1/2 a lemon.