Stracciatella Soup with Skin-Boosting Bone Broth
It’s midmorning and you’re bundled up in a big cozy sweater because the temperatures outside are super chilly. All you want is something to warm up your insides.
And my favourite something to do that? Bone Broth.
I bring a few cups of my homemade broth to a boil (it smells amazing, ps) and add some spices and herbs. It gets poured into a big white soup bowl that I carefully walk over to the table because it’s filled to the brim.
The aroma of the broth fills the room and I sip on the first piping hot spoonful.
This is a ritual I do almost every day. I switch up the things I mix into the broth, but my go-to recipe is this dairy-free stracciatella soup. I love that it’s not only full of nutrients that work to heal your gut lining but also improve the health of your skin.
Because one of the most important things we can add to our diet to support our skin is collagen. Bone broth happens to be one of the best supplies of collagen.
So let’s talk a few quick benefits to the skin…
- Improves skin’s barrier function
- Strengthens skin tissues
- Promotes better elasticity.
- Smooths the skin and reduces wrinkles, fine lines and sagging
- Boosts hydration
Collagen is a big component I make sure my clients include in The Clear Skin Solution. In this program, we dive deep into my 3-step system for getting rid of acne. We work to detoxify the body, heal the gut, and balance the hormones for real, lifelong results of clear skin.
And you know how I just mentioned the importance of detoxifying for clear skin? Bone broth helps with that, too.
By boosting your supply of glutathione, bone broth helps the liver flush excess toxins and hormones from the body. Better working liver = less breakouts.
Making It Dairy-Free
Traditionally, stracciatella soup contains cheese. Unfortunately, dairy is an acne-triggers I discuss in one of the first few lessons of The Clear Skin Solution.
I worked around this in my version of stracciatella soup by using nutritional yeast in place of the usual parmesan. If you’ve never used nutritional yeast before, it’ adds a cheesy flavour to any dish. The perfect substitute in this recipe.
5 minPrep Time
2 minCook Time
7 minTotal Time
- 4 cups chicken bone broth
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Pinch ground nutmeg
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp each fresh thyme, basil, and parsley, thinly sliced (sub 1 tsp Italian seasoning)
- Unrefined sea salt, to taste
- 1-3 tsp nutritional yeast (for cheesy flavour)
- Add broth, garlic and nutmeg to a pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Use a fork to stir the broth in a circular motion.
- Reduce heat to low and gradually drizzle the whisked egg into the moving broth.
- Stir gently with the fork to create thin strands of the egg -- about one minute.
- Add fresh herbs and baby spinach. Stir to incorporate.
- Add the desired amount of sea salt and nutritional yeast (if using).
- Serve immediately