Potassium Broth And Juice Fasting

A rich alkalizing drink

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Potassium broth is an alkalizing drink and an electrolyte balancer and helps your cells to function optimally. Providing your body with a potassium rich broth for breakfast may be very helpful to the cells as they are detoxing and rebuilding themselves.

Potassium broth is made from slow cooking potassium rich vegetables including potatoes and carrots along with onions, beets and celery. The vegetables are cooked in purified water and then all the solid fiber is strained and removed from the broth.

Potassium broth is great for chilly mornings, tight budgets and tight schedules

Fresh potassium broth is a nice addition to a juice fast during the winter months, and even on a chilly spring morning. It’s especially nice first thing in the morning as a substitute for a green juice. Fresh potassium broth is also a nice way to start your morning if you are on a tight budget or don’t have time to prepare a green juice on your own. This celery-spinach-apple green juice is a nice one if you are just getting started with juicing.

Great potassium broth recipe from The Kripalu Yoga Center

Check out a great potassium broth recipe here from the Kripalu Yoga Center in the Berkshires. Thanks to the team at American Yogini for posting it for us!

Kripalu Yoga Center Potassium Broth

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients

2-3 medium potatoes (scrubbed but not peeled)

3 carrots (scrubbed not peeled)

One large onion (some skin is OK)

One small to medium beet (unpeeled)

2 stalks of celery (halved)

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

1 bay leaf

10 cups of water

Directions

Coarsely chop and combine all ingredients at once. Bring to a boil then simmer for 2 or 3 hours on very low heat.

Strain out all the solids, in colander and cheesecloth. You can store broth in refrigerator 2 days, or freeze in daily portions, removing each from the freezer the night before needed.

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