Potassium Broth for Rapid Recovery and Rejuvenation

by Sarah Drinks and Tonics, Natural Remedies, RecipesComments: 42

potassium broth for fast recoveryAfter 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 plenty of beneficial bone broth and 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 Benefits

Potassium broth is best sipped warm like tea. It is an incredible rejuvenator! 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. The liquid whey also adds enzymes and probiotics.

Potassium broth is 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 other excellent use for potassium broth for pregnant and newly post-partum Moms. It is fantastic for eliminating those leg cramp at night. People sometimes suffer from these as they get older as well. A mason jar of this tonic in the refrigerator for sipping at night before bed is a great home remedy for this problem.

Potassium Broth Recipe


4 organic, well scrubbed potatoes

3 organic carrots, peeled and chopped

4 organic celery stalks, chopped

1 bunch organic parsley

4 quarts filtered water

liquid whey


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


Sources and More Information

Nourishing Traditions Cookbook

Kitchari Healing, Fasting, and Nourishing Ayurvedic Porridge

The Healthy Home Economist holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mother to 3 healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, ABC, NBC, and many others.

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