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Nourish your postpartum bod with this magical healing broth recipe

In Features, Nourish, Pregnancy + Birth, Stories by Nicole Fuge

If you have just birthed a babe [or even if you haven’t], this magical healing broth will nourish your goddess body with all of the good things you need.

By Jessica Prescott and Vaughne Geary

This broth is full of warming, healing and immune-boosting foods that provide maximum nutrition in an easy-to-digest liquid.

It’s light enough that it can be sipped from a mug, so you get all the goodness even when you don’t have the appetite for a full meal. Make it more substantial by serving with noodles and veggies.

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1 onion, skin on, quartered
1 carrot, roughly chopped
1 celery stalk, leaves and all, roughly chopped
50 g (13/4 oz) or thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, sliced
6 to 8 garlic cloves, peeled
10 g (1/4 oz) dried seaweed (wakame or kelp)
5 to 6 dried shiitake mushrooms (about 10 g/ ¼ oz)
5 or 6 Chinese red (jujube) dates
1 tablespoon goji berries
1 lemongrass stalk, halved lengthways
1 cinnamon stick
3 star anise
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon white peppercorns
11/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon miso paste, to serve

  1. Place all the ingredients in a large pot, cover with 4 litres (135 fl oz/16 cups) water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  2. Remove from the heat and once cooled, strain through a sieve into another large pot or bowl, then ladle the broth into jars.
  3. To serve, place a teaspoon of miso paste in a mug. Add a small amount of warm broth, stir until the miso paste is dissolved and then top up the mug with more broth.
  4. Store the remaining broth in a glass jug in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

NB: If freezing, don’t fill your container all the way to the top as the broth will expand as it’s freezing and will crack the glass if it has nowhere to go.

Life After Birth, Mama Disrupt

This recipe is from Life After Birth by Jessica Prescott and Vaughne Gear

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