When it’s cold outside or during the fall and winter months I *love* having a cuppa warm bone broth. It feels so comforting and like a big beautiful body snuggle! On a deeper healthifying level, what I love most about bone broth are its superpowers!! Do you know what they are?
No flinging webs or climbing tall towers, no batmobiles or fancy costumes. It’s simple and powerful! Straight up HEALING!
~Bone broth supports healing because it contains minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb~
Minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and many others. The most impressive healers though, and the undeniable heroes behind bone broth are the plenti-full amino acids. Studies have shown that the amino acids produced during the making of bone broth reduces inflammation in the respiratory system and improves digestion. Also that it boosts the immune system, heals disorders like allergies, asthma and arthritis, protects and heals your gut lining, skin and digestive tract and improves joint health. It’s one of the most healing foods you can consume!
It’s best you make homemade stock with grass-fed bones which you can find from your local farmers market or health food store. I know you’ll love it and so will your body!!
Why not uplevel your health today and try this easy-to-make healing recipe below!
aside: I have to laugh that today being Dec 21st is the first day of Winter as I post this for you! Not intended or planned just a timely universal coincidence – Enjoy!! xxx
Bone Broth Recipe in a Crockpot
Total Time: 12-48 hours
Serves: 3 litres
- 4 pounds your choice bones (beef, lamb, chicken, turkey…) beef bones with marrow or chicken/turkey with necks/feet/wings
- 4 carrots, chopped
- 4 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 medium onions, peel on, sliced in half lengthwise and quartered
- 4 garlic cloves, peel on and smashed
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup ACV
- optional seasoning such as black pepper, thyme, turmeric, chili flakes, cayenne pepper, whatever you like
- approx 2 liters cold water (top-up as needed)
- Place bones into a large crock pot.
- Add in vegetables and spices for nutrient value.
- Add apple cider vinegar to help draw out the important nutrients from the bones.
- Top up the crockpot with filtered water. Leave room for water to boil.
- Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce to low and simmer gently. Skim the fat that surfaces occasionally.
- Simmer for 24-48 hrs. A low and slow cook time is necessary to fully extract the nutrients from the bones.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Scoop out solids + discard or compost; strain the remainder into a bowl using a colander.
Let stock cool to room temperature + pour into an airtight container and chill.
Use within a week or freeze up to 3 months.
TIP: I like to pour some of my broth into ice cube trays and freeze so I can add to soups, stews, smoothies or anything I’m able to sneak it into to ;o)
Please leave a comment and share if you’ve tried bone broth before? We’d love to hear from you!!