To 1 1/2 quarts of water add:

2 large potatoes, chopped or sliced to approx. 1/2 inch slices (with skin)

1 cup carrots, shredded or sliced (with skin)

1 cup celery, chopped or shredded, leaves and all

Some Beet tops, turnip tops, parsley, onion or whatever you have from the garden (or whatever is in season at the store)

Add some fresh herbs like sage, rosemary, thyme & garlic

You can add a touch of red pepper seeds

You can add a teaspoon of Miso after straining off the liquid for some extra flavor.

Cover and cook slowly for about 1/2 hour using only stainless steel, glass or earthenware utensils. Strain the broth off and cool. Serve warm or cold. If not used immediately, keep in refrigerator and warm up before serving. Give the cooked vegetables to your chickens or put them on your compost pile. If you have extra broth, you can store it in glass containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Makes about 3 servings.

This is a standard beverage for all the health spas and healing clinics in Sweden. Fasting patients always start the day with a big mug of potassium broth--a cleansing, alkalizing and mineral-rich drink.

Potassium (potato peeling) Broth
Potassium improves energy levels generally and especially if you have been sick. If you have lost fluids from nausea or diarrhea, potassium broth is an especially good idea. Potassium broth takes advantage of the fact that the outside of a potato is one of the highest plant sources of potassium. Most people think that bananas have the most potassium. Actually bananas have the highest ratio of potassium to sodium.