Happy Healing Recipes: Vegetable & Rice Soup

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"  

- Hippocrates

The food you eat each and every day is not only your ‘fuel’ but is contributing to the overall health of your body and mind!

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Healing recipes

When you’re recovering from your breast augmentation surgery you’ll want to ensure you’re eating the most nutritious foods to help you recover well.

I love to share healthy, healing recipes with you and one of our lovely Bustmob (my online breast augmentation community) babes shared this recipe for Vegetable and Rice soup! I’ve tried this a few times myself and it’s not only delicious, it’ll be very mild on your tummy after your breast augmentation, too. :)

Vegetable and Rice soup

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To create this delicious soup you will need equal parts of:

  • mushrooms

  • carrots

  • celery 

  • onion

  • spinach (or kale)

  • white rice (I keep this separate and add when reheating because I like a more firm rice)

  • low sodium organic chicken broth

And:

  • turmeric

  • basil

  • rosemary

  • thyme

  • salt and pepper to taste


Method:

  1. Chop all veggies into small pieces and add to crockpot.

  2. Add chicken broth to the top of veggies. You can add as much as you like or as little. Depends on whether you prefer a more broth soup.

  3. Add rosemary, turmeric, salt, pepper, basil, and thyme. (I honestly don’t measure— just kinda add until my heart feels happy— with the exception of the turmeric. You wanna do about 1 teaspoon or just a bit more of turmeric).

  4. Cook on high until veggies are tender.

Ideally, make the soup the night before and the flavors really come together perfectly by the time you get home after surgery! ENJOY! 

Healing properties of food

When you’re looking at what foods to eat after your breast augmentation surgery there’s a few key ingredients to look out for: turmeric, garlic, mushroom and spinach. These foods all contain natural anti-inflammatory properties. Great for healing and reducing inflammation/swelling!

In fact, turmeric (a yellow spice that gives most curries their yellow color) is considered the most effective of the medicinal herbs! We know this from a wealth of research studies that have shown turmeric (which contains a compound called curcumin) is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. And… any recipe containing turmeric is boosted by adding black pepper as it increases the absorption of the curcumin!

After reading this I started making a conscious effort to include turmeric (and black pepper) in my diet as it’s got long-term health benefits beyond post-surgery recovery.

Before your surgery find a few healing recipes (check out my other articles with post-surgery recipes) and if you prep ahead of surgery, not only do you have some delicious and nutritious meals ready (meal-prepping before = less effort after surgery!) you can cook to take your mind off your upcoming surgery, which can give many of us the jitters!