Serve the soup with a drizzle of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil on top (1-2 tbl sp). Add sauerkraut or juice to the soup when ready to eat or eat 1 – 2 table spoons sauerkraut at the beginning of the meal.
Never add sauerkraut, its juice or olive oil directly to any hot food as this will kill the probiotic bacteria, enzymes and minor component nutrients. Always wait for the food to cool at a temperature you can eat it before adding them. The general rule is: if you can put your finger in it, then it’s ready. Refer to the introduction diet for the progressive introduction of sauerkraut and olive oil.
The ratio of stock, meat and vegetables is individual and dependent upon the size of the batch you wish to make.
The introduction diet is primarily designed for people suffering with diarrhoea and that is why the chosen vegetables are low in fibre. If you have chosen to follow the introduction diet because of leaky gut and food allergies but are more susceptible to constipation, it is important to add more fibrous vegetables like cabbage and celery. Don’t avoid cutting off stems from broccoli etc and leave the skins and seeds on vegetables like zucchini. You may even decide to serve up some well cooked beetroot with your soup.