Broth for the Skin

Broths are very nutritious and easy to absorb. They can be made with all kinds of vegetables, but make sure you use a kombu-like seaweed and shitake mushrooms as a base, not only for flavor but also the skin benefits - namely collagen, that we are looking for.

Makes 2 liters


10 cups of water or more

4 strips of kombu seaweed*

1 cup dried shitake mushrooms

1 onion, peeled and cut in half

2 leeks cut in half lengthwise

2 carrots cut in half lengthwise

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 bunch coriander

1 piece of sliced ginger

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

1 teaspoon coarse salt

pinch of turmeric


In a large pot, place all the ingredients. Add the water. If it does not cover the vegetables, add more water.

Bring to a boil over medium heat, lower the heat, cover and let it bubble for 40 to 60 minutes. The idea is to get a super tasty and concentrated broth. Add more water if necessary.

Let it cool down and strain through a colander. You can cut the seaweed into strips and eat if you wish.

Store in a closed container in the refrigerator for 5 days.

Warm it up to drink. You can add a teaspoon of miso to each cup to give extra nutrients (always do not boil - boiled miso loses its benefits).

*Hint: The seaweed KOMBU is super nutritionally dense. It contains folates and vitamin K - which help stimulate the production and protect collagen. It also helps with pigmentation reduction which can relieve spots and dark circles.

Contains zinc a skin nutrient, with anti-inflammatory properties that support those with acne and rosacea. It enhances skin regeneration and repair. Among others. So try to include it in your daily diet.