Are you feeling bloated and crampy after you eat? Science is showing us that digestive problems from inflammation in our digestive tract can impact our health, organ systems and brain. Healing an inflamed digestive lining can help with absorption of key nutrients. There are some foods that are naturally irritating to the stomach lining like grains, processed carbohydrates and hydrogenated oils.
Bone broth has become a buzz word in the food community because of it's ability to help heal the gut lining. Here is a soup great for cold, wintry days that not only tastes good but helps in that healing process:
1/2 cup dry lentils, simmered 1/2 hour in 2 cups water, drained and set aside
1 large sweet potato
1 large handful spinach or kale
1 red bell pepper
2 Tbsp chopped dill or 1 tsp dried
1 handful cashews or walnuts roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 small onice chopped
1 cup bone broth or vegetable stock
1 Tbsp coconut oil
Chop onion and garlic & warm gently in large scaucepan with the coconut oil.
Peel and chop sweet potatos, carrots, and pepper and add to pan to coat with oil, about 2 minutes.
Add the bone broth and simmer 10 minutes until vegetables are warmed through but not overcooked
Add the lentils for last five minutes.
Transfer to blender or food processor (do in batches if you need to) Add the avocado, spinach and dill.
Blend until smooth and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Drizzle with a little olive oil as you serve.
Enjoy!! And be well!!