Why do I bother making it?
Reduces food waste
More bang for my buck
What do I use it for?
Smoothies [2-3 frozen cubes] and nope I can’t even taste it!
Instead of oil when using a fry pan (I also add a lid)
Soaking legumes or lentil before cooking
Cooking legumes, lentils or pasta
Homemade Vegetable BrothPrint Recipe
- Vegetables Scraps
- *Optional - Add herbs e.g. thyme and rosemary (do not use herbs if adding to smoothies)
Freeze vegetable scraps immediately as you get them (this ensures maximum nutrients are retained). I keep a snap lock bag in the freezer to add to.
When you have enough to fill a large pot, fill the pot and cover completely with water.
Simmer until the vegetables lose their colour. The water should have changed colour then.
Strain out vegetable scraps and compost/dispose of. Keep the water as it's your vegetable broth.
I pour any that I am not using immediately into ice cube trays and freeze so I always have some ready to use.
I only use organic vegetables for making broth as I don't want to have pesticides or other chemicals leach into my broth. If wanting to use veg broth as a flavour booster then you can add spices and /or herbs. However I use this in smoothies so I don't want it to have a strong flavour - only a nutrient booster.