Recipes for the soul

July 17, 2015

With Winter well and truly set in, our lifestyle tends to become that little bit more sedentary, motivation at an all time low and getting to and from work in the cold is that little bit more of a drag which can all start to take its toll on the body, mind & soul.

You have to admit, coming home after a long & arduous winters day to snuggling up in big wooly blankets sipping hot cups of tea or big nourishing bowls of soup can turn your day right around in an instant. A hot drink on a cold day is like comfort in a cup!

To keep the little soul happy, I believe we need to consistently nourish our bodies with hearty, warming food and drink during those chilly winter months.

Here are some of my favourite go-to nourishing recipes to keep my mind, body and soul happy…


Homemade Bone Broth

What you need:

Bones from your local butcher (organic and grass fed is better).

1 Litre of water for every 1kg of bones.

Add in your selection of chopped veggies e.g. Carrots, Fresh herbs, Onions, Leeks, Celery etc.

Add in around 2-3Tbs of apple cider vinegar (this helps extract the lovely healthy minerals out of the bones).

What you do:

  1. Add everything into a large pot or slow cooker.
  2. Simmer for around 8-10 hours (If you use a slow cooker, I tend to leave it on overnight & have some first thing in the morning).
  3. Strain away all the veggies and bones into a large glass jar & store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer.

***Drink as a hot cup of tea or turn it into a soup with par-cooked veggies… the more the better.


Broccoli & Zucchini Soup (with Cashew Cheese)

What you need:

1 Broccoli Florette

2-3 chopped Zucchinis

1/2 red onion, diced

Tablespoon of FRESH Garlic

2 cups of boiled water

1/2 cup of coconut milk

Homemade Cashew Cheese (optional)

1 cup soaked raw cashews

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup of lemon juice

tsp Tahini

tsp salt


What to do:

  1. Lightly sauté onion and garlic in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Add in chopped broccoli florets, Zucchini and water and bring to the boil until veggies are soft.
  3. Put all ingredients into a blender and serve with a drizzle of olive oil, pepper, cashew cheese and lemon.

Wholesome Nutty Porridge

Oats are almost impossible to stuff up & they are a pretty amazing breakfast, full of fibre and low GI, helping to keep you fuller for longer. It’s always fun to get a little creative as oats can be a little boring on their own.

Here is a naughty little recipe that will make your soul feel warm and fuzzy.

What you need:

1/2 cup rolled oats (I like to use the 5 grain oats)

1 cup water

1/2 cup homemade almond mylk

Handful of mixed raw nuts

Loving earth chocolate

Sliced Banana

1 heaped tsp of nut butter

Buckini grouts

Tablespoon of Coconut yoghurt

 What to do:

  1. Add the oats to a pot over medium heat with the water. Allow water to boil while stirring occasionally.
  2. Once cooked to your liking, stir in your nut butter and pop into your serving bowl.
  3. Pour your fresh almond mylk over the top, top with the banana, coconut yoghurt, buckinis and chocolate.


Article by Brydie Warren

Brydie is a 25-year-old Nutrition and Dietetics student based on the Gold Coast who loves to share her love for food, yoga, running and all things that nurture the soul. She hopes to inspire YOU to forge your own pathway in life that makes you feel more energised, motivated, loving and healthy.





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