7 Reasons why you should consider adding bone broth to your diet.
- It improves gut health and heals leaky gut.
- It aids in digestion.
- It is packed full of minerals and nutrients- it is sometimes referred to as a superfood.
- It helps boost immunity
- It helps the body fight infections as well as the common cold and flu.
- It promotes sleep and calms the mind
- It promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Let’s make some bone broth!
You will need:
2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or ghee
3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into chunks (if your carrots are organic, you can rough chop and don’t need to peel)
One medium onion
3 stalks celery, peeled and cut into chunks
2 1/2 pounds assorted beef marrow bones
Fresh herbs of choice (oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage, etc.)
A few dashes of onion powder, garlic powder, and cumin (optional)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup Collagen Powder per 4 cups of broth (optional)
You will be using a gallon of water
Pink Himalayan sea salt to taste
- If you’re using raw bones, roast the bones for 30 minutes at 350 degrees to help increase flavor.
- In a large pot, lightly sauté the carrots and celery in the ghee for a few minutes.
- Add in the beef bones and herbs then cover with water.
- Add the apple cider vinegar to the water. (It helps draw out the nutrients from the bones.)
- Toss in a dash of salt
- Bring to a rolling boil and immediately set it on low to simmer anywhere between 8 to 48 hours. You can also do this in your slow cooker.
Tip: For beef, you will want to let it simmer for 48 hours, chicken 24 hours, and fish 8 hours.
- Now it is time to taste test your broth. If you are happy with the flavor you can go ahead and remove the bones and strain the vegetables out.
- Add your Collagen Powder to the broth and stir until dissolved- if you are using it.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
(We love Johnny’s Seasoning Salt and pretty much put that on everything. You can get it without MSG which is what we use.)
Store any leftovers in mason jars. You can freeze this broth if you want to save it for future use. Another great little trick, pour your broth into an ice cube tray and freeze it. That is a great way to control portions with not having to unthaw a huge amount if you only need a little bit. You can also throw a cube or two into gravies or sautéed veggies for flavor and added nutrition.
My son asks me for noodle soup often, so I add noodles to this broth and he gets his “noodle soup”. I like to use this broth for my soups or stews. This broth is also an excellent base for French onion soup! Once you start getting the feel for your homemade stocks, broths, and bone broths, you can play around with your recipes. I also use my bone broth to cook rice and pasta. With my son having Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis I like to get as much healing nutrients in him as I can, any means possible. 🙂 So, noodles and rice it is. Haha!
Add a little bone broth into your diet. I promise, your body will thank you!
This broth is excellent for Paleo, Whole30, and KETO diets, too!