After the births of my second and third children, I was fortunate enough to have a number of friends with extensive knowledge of traditional food preparation bring my family meals until I was back on my feet.
In addition to all the fantastic, nutrient dense meals, potassium broth was one of the most helpful tonics these caring friends made sure I had in the refrigerator to help me recover very quickly.
Potassium broth is best sipped warm like tea. It is an incredible rejuvenator and when a tablespoon of liquid whey is stirred into each cup, it assists digestion and absorption of the copious amounts of potassium and other minerals present in the broth.
Potassium broth is not only an excellent present to bring to a dear friend after she’s had a baby, it is also a wonderful tonic for someone who has recently had surgery or suffered an extended illness.
I’m often asked what is the best thing to bring to a relative in the hospital, and without a doubt, homemade soups and Potassium broth in a thermos top the list! It is easy to load up a small cooler with 3 or or more thermoses for the days’ meals. Liquids stay warm in a thermos for many hours and I have not found a nurse that objects to a cooler by a patient’s bedside.
One more excellent use for Potassium broth: it is fantastic for eliminating those leg cramps that women get at night when pregnant. Folks sometimes suffer from these as they get older as well, so a jug of this tonic in the refrigerator for sipping at night before bed is a great home remedy for this problem.
4 organic, well scrubbed potatoes
3 organic carrots, peeled and chopped
4 organic celery stalks, chopped
1 bunch organic parsley
4 quarts filtered water
Peel potatoes. Place the potato peelings, carrots and celery in a large pot with the filtered water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add parsley and simmer for 5 more minutes.
Cool and strain the finished potassium broth into glass containers in the refrigerator, reheating small amounts as needed. Add 1 TBL whey to each cup for a big boost to mineral assimilation.
Potassium broth freezes beautifully, so freeze what you will not use in about one week.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Source: Nourishing Traditions Cookbook