Yay! The temperatures have dropped below 70* here and there’s a slight chill in the air. I had to actually break out the long-sleeved shirts the last few mornings. Of course, I was back in t-shirts and shorts by noon, but it’s a start. This cooler weather has got me thinking of soup. Or more specifically, soup for breakfast.
When someone asks you what you had for breakfast, the normal thing to say is bacon, eggs, cereal, toast, or maybe even a latte & muffin. You don’t often hear ‘soup’, but that has become my favorite thing to have for breakfast!
It all started when I started trying to heal from adrenal fatigue and gut issues. I’d heard of the magical properties of bone broth and wanted to give it a try. So why bone broth? According to Dr. Axe, bone broths are nutritious and one of the best things you can do to help treat leaky gut, overcome food allergies, improve joint health, and boost immune system. I guess my mom knew what she was doing when she fed us chicken soup when we had colds! Also, think about all the different cultures that use broths in their cooking – Vietnamese pho and Chinese wonton soup to name a few.
Knowing that I needed something to help with my stomach issues and inflamed joints, I made bone broth and then tried to drink it. I really did try (honest!), but I just couldn’t force it down. I knew it was good for me, but even with spices it just wasn’t happening.
And then a friend suggested I use it in soup. I’m not much of a soup person, especially in our hot Texas summers, but I gave it a try. The first soup I tried was a butternut curry soup and it was awesome. I blended everything together and it was creamy and smooth. I could put it in a mug and drink it like a flavored latte (minus the coffee). Since then, I’ve found many different ways to incorporate bone broth in to my cooking and have been experimenting with different soups. Sometimes I just heat up some leftover meat, add some spinach or bok choy, and add 1-2 cups of broth. It’s filling, gives me good nutrients, and it’s pretty easy!
Here are my favorite soup recipes:
Creamy Leek Soup from Stupid Easy Paleo. I could eat this every morning!
Comforting Creamy Broccoli Soup from Stupid Easy Paleo
Butternut Squash, Carrot, & Ginger Soup from A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Curried Butternut Squash Soup from Minimalist Baker
Let me if you have a favorite sour recipe! I’d love to try something new for breakfast.