Are you looking for a comforting dish to help get you through these cooler days? Well you’re in luck. This Egg Drop Soup is not only the perfect meal to throw together on short notice, but it’s keto friendly too — packing in 17 grams of fat, 23 grams of protein and only four grams of net carbs per serving.
Wondering what makes this soup the perfect treat? Some of the main ingredients include bone broth, lemon rind, ginger root, coconut aminos, sesame oil and eggs. What are the benefits of cooking with some of these ingredients?
The majority of the soup is made up with one quart of bone broth. So, what makes bone broth so great?
- Improves gut health
- Improves skin health
- Promotes anabolism
- Has an abundance of different nutrients
#1: Improves Gut Health
The key elements found in bone broth are gelatin and collagen. The only difference being how they’re processed — otherwise they share the same amino acid profile. Gelatin improves the health of the gut immensely by strengthening the lining of the gut and fighting food sensitivities depending on the individual’s ability to process dairy or wheat.
#2: Improves Skin Health
The collagen found in bone broth helps with elasticity in skin which helps improve wrinkles, cellulite, puffiness and overall firmer skin in general.
#3: Promotes Anabolism
Did you know that bone broth is abundant in glutathione? Glutathione has been shown to play a role in gene expression, protein synthesis, cell proliferation and immune responses[*]. Along with glutathione, bone broth is naturally rich in amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
#4: Rich in Different Nutrients
Some key nutrients found in bone broth include glycosaminoglycans, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate and electrolytes. Electrolytes have a different category of their own, including calcium, magnesium and potassium which are extremely important in optimal training and recovery of an athlete or individuals with active lifestyles.
The next time you’re wondering what type of soup would be best to whip up, keep in mind all of the benefits of bone broth to make a solid base for any meal. Want to find out all the ways that bone broth improves your health?Print
Restorative Keto Egg Drop Soup
This nutritional low carb egg drop soup is the perfect soup to have on a cool, winter day!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 2
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: Chinese
- 1 quart bone broth
- 1 inch piece of lemon rind
- 2-inch nub of peeled ginger root
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 4 large eggs
- green onion
- Heat the broth with the lemon rind and ginger over medium heat.
- Bring to a simmer for 15 minutes then remove the ginger root and lemon peel.
- Stir in the coconut aminos, sesame oil and fish sauce.
- Whisk together the eggs.
- Slowly pour them into the simmering broth in a fine stream while you gently stir the broth.
- Serve immediately, garnish with green onion, cilantro and more sesame oil.
- Calories: 259
- Fat: 17g
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 23g
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