I'm feeling happy! This is the first blog post I'm writing for Indira Nutrition. It took a while to get to this point, but once I realized that Perfect was not the way, then things started to move and now the new blog is a reality!
On this blog I will share my ideas and insights about Health and Wellness with you, and I will share what I think Healthy Living is about.
In the spirit of new beginnings and a new year, I want to share my new favorite healthy beverage with you, Bone Broth.
After being a vegetarian for many years, then vegan and then an 80% Raw Foodist, I decided to introduce some animal protein and to try bone broth because of its medicinal properties.
It took me some time to mentally prepare and take the step to go and get meat and bones for my broth, but I'm glad I did. The first time I made it, I realized it was easier to make than I thought, and I felt that it was really nourishing and healing for my body.
The main reason I introduced this functional food into my diet, is because it is healing for the gut - something that has been an issue for me for some time.
I also love the fact that you make it one day a week and then you have ready made food to use for days ahead. Warming up a cup in the morning instead of tea or coffee is great, and I like to top it up with some superfoods like Spirulina.
Yesterday I used it to make a lunch that was really simple and so good! I grated carrots, white cabbage and beetroot and a hint of fresh ginger in a bowl, then added warm broth on top and finished with some fresh herbs and hemp seeds sprinkled on top.
That's my kind of fast food!
I have also used the broth to do fasting. Christmas holidays often leaves us feeling a little heavy and intoxicated and a couple days of fasting can be a great way to reset our energy and health. I personally took one day of broth and water fast and continued with 2 days of broth, teas and fruit.
The changes are immediate, and both mood and skin are much better in just a few days!
If you are up for the challenge, here is the recipe. I hope you will like it!