Soup recipes with gut healthy ingredients that taste and do good!
Microbiome recipes for delicious soups
Our soup recipes are full of ingredients that can support your gut microbiome health and keep your energy up for the rest of the day!
Making soup from scratch allows you to control the ingredients and avoid added preservatives or unhealthy additives. Fresh, whole ingredients are generally more beneficial for gut health compared to processed alternatives.
A balanced and diverse microbiome is associated with better nutrient absorption, which can contribute to overall health and energy levels. The gut microbiome produces certain short-chain fatty acids and vitamins during the fermentation of dietary fibers, which can also influence energy metabolism. Below you will find recipes that can boost gut health through your diet – because a hearty soup is perfect for just that.
Gut healthy cauliflower soup This gut healthy cauliflower soup is packed full of prebiotics. With its high fibre plus anti-inflammatory properties, it’s favourite microbiome recipe! In fact, studies show that a diet rich in high fibre vegetables like cauliflower is linked to lower risk of heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes. For a gut healthy […]
When I make this delicious homemade bone broth, I often double this portion, and freeze some for later. Then all you need to do is defrost broth, add vegetables and meat/protein of choice and dinner is ready.
Gut healthy carrot and sweet potato soup Why not indulge in a nourishing bowl of gut healthy carrot and sweet potato soup?! Packed with fibre, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory properties, this flavorful dish is great for microbiome health while satisfying your taste buds. Roasting the vegetables brings out their sweetness and makes a hearty delicious taste. […]
Hearty meat and vegetable soup (stew) This hearty meat and vegetable soup is a feast for your gut microbes! It’s packed with gut healthy prebiotics as well as bone broth. Ingredients 7 dl broth or add 4-5 dl if you’re making soup. Try this homemade meaty bone broth if you can, but ready-made is great […]
This soup is a one-pot wonder for cold and cozy autumn evenings. With the combination of homemade broth, lean pork, root vegetables, herbs and spices it provides lots of nourishing for body and soul – the perfect gut healthy meal. PS the ginger adds anti-inflammatory properties and is great for fighting colds. INGREDIENTS 1 onion, […]
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5 tips to make a gut-healthy soup
Creating a gut-healthy soup involves incorporating ingredients that support gut health and promote a diverse microbiome. Here are five tips to make a gut-healthy soup:
1. Include Fiber-Rich Vegetables
Vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, which nourishes the beneficial bacteria in your gut. Include a variety of colorful vegetables like broccoli, carrots, kale, spinach, and bell peppers. These vegetables provide prebiotics, which are compounds that promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
2. Add Gut-Friendly Herbs and Spices
Incorporate herbs and spices with anti-inflammatory and digestive properties. Examples include ginger, turmeric, garlic, and cilantro. These ingredients not only enhance the flavor of your soup but also offer potential health benefits for your gut.
3. Use Bone Broth
Bone broth is rich in collagen and gelatin, which can support gut health by promoting the integrity of the gut lining. It also provides essential amino acids that contribute to a healthy gut. Consider using homemade bone broth as a base for your soup.
4. Include Fermented Foods
Fermented foods contain beneficial probiotics that support a healthy gut microbiome. Consider adding ingredients like sauerkraut, kimchi, or miso to your soup. These fermented foods introduce live bacteria that can positively influence the balance of your gut microbiome.
5. Choose Whole Grains
Choose whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, or barley instead of refined grains. Whole grains contain fiber and other nutrients that promote a healthy gut environment. They also help regulate blood sugar levels, which can indirectly influence gut health.