This broth is the epinutrient-rich, monotony-busting answer for recipes that require a broth ingredient but are on the sweeter side. It is only subtly sweet, thanks to orange, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, plus sweet potatoes and apples. We use it in both meat and vegetable dishes, as well as some of the creative recipes in the Younger You companion cookbook Better Broths & Healing Tonics (think Root Veggie Applesauce, Savory Oatmeal, and more).
It’s also tasty as a sipping broth. For kids (and adults) who aren’t fans of vegetables, using this broth with our recipes is an excellent way to sneak them in, along with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s also soothing to upset stomachs, due to the antifungal, antibacterial, and gut-healing properties found in the fruit peel pectin and spices.
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DNA methylation adaptogens in this recipe: apple (catechins, fisetin, quercetin), carrot (luteolin), cinnamon (kaempferol), clove (kaempferol), nutmeg (catechins), orange (hesperidin)
If you’re following the Younger You Everyday plan, all apples and oranges are included, while green apples and blood oranges are included in the Younger You Intensive.
This recipe is adapted from Better Broths & Healing Tonics: 75 Bone Broth and Vegetarian Broth-Based Recipes for Everyone co-authored by Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and food-as-medicine expert Jill Sheppard Davenport, CNS, LDN