Fuel And Recovery Root Vegetable & Turkey Winter Broth Recipe

My take on the classic broth uses a lot of seasonal root vegetables and is great for pre or post-training. Carbohydrate comes in the form of pearl barley (which can be replaced with brown rice) because this grain holds it’s firm texture really well. And the lean protein in the turkey also doesn't break down when re-heated. Start to finish, this low calorie but hearty and healthy broth takes less than an hour to prepare and cook.

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Cooking time
50 minutes
6-8 people

Nutritional facts

Calories 318 (kcal)
Protein 20 (g)
Carbs 24 (g)
Fat 16 (g)

Recipe Information

Prep: 15 minutes Cooking: 50 minutes
Serves: 6-8

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  1. Start by dicing all the vegetables. It’s important that they are all roughly the same size to ensure they cook evenly. Melt the butter over a medium heat in a medium saucepan and cook the vegetables for 3/4 minutes over a medium heat.
  2. Add the pearl barley and raw diced meat and cook for a further 2/3 minutes.
  3. Cover with the stock and bring to the boil and then simmer for 35-40 minutes, until the pearl barley is soft and tender. Add seasoning at this stage. To serve, stir in the fresh parsley at the very last minute to retain freshness and texture.
  4. This broth keeps really well in the fridge and in my opinion almost improves after a day in the fridge. A tbsp of fresh pesto added before serving would also add another dimension. Enjoy.