Oct 11, 2015

Recipe: Bone Broth


Making Homemade Bone Broth

Have you experienced the pure excellence of bone broth yet?! If not, you’ve GOT to give it a try! Bone broth is catching on fast these days because of it’s amazing nutritional and healing properties. It is also super super easy and cheap to make!! Here are some reasons why bone broth should be a staple in your household:

  • Bone broth has been shown to be amazing for gut health. It helps heal and seal the gut and is a miracle for leaky gut syndrome by helping to seal up holes in the intestine with the gelatin it has. It has been shown to help with chronic diarrhea, constipation, and food intolerances.
  • Bone broth is an amazing source of collagen to help your skin, hair, and nails look their best.
  • Bone Broth contains glucosamine which helps with joint pain! It also contains chondrotin sulphate which has been shown to help with bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. It is rich with many minerals including calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus which are super crucial to help build strong healthy bones.
  • Bone broth has glycine, which has been shown to help people sleep better and helps improve memory!
  • Last but not least, bone broth has been shown to be an amazing immunity booster. The traditional advice of drinking chicken noodle soup when you’re sick might just have some truth to it! With the rich mineral content, bone broth may actually be considered a “superfood”, and the marrow is very nutrient-dense to help with strengthening the immune system. So if anyone in the house starts to feel a bit under the weather make sure to start up a big batch!

With bone broth being extremely easy to make, you can’t really go wrong! All you need is some bones from a heathy source and either a crock pot or big stock pot to cook them in! You want to let them cook/simmer for at least 24-48 hours to be able to take advantage of the full benefits and maximize the mineral content. You can add pretty much whatever veggies and spices you have on hand to make it delicious and flavourful as well!

Here is a simple recipe:

  • 2 lbs (or more) bones from a healthy animal (look for grass-fed, pastured, free range)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (helps draw out minerals)
  • optional: parsley, sea salt, pepper, herbs and spices of your choice.

All you do is put everything in a pot or crock pot, fill it with water so the water covers the bones, then set on low and let simmer for 24-48 hours. When it is finished you can remove the bones and either strain the broth or keep the veggies in when you drink it, it’s up to you!

We have a huge selection of bones year round including grass fed beef, bison, pork, chicken, venison, and yak.

Happy bone broth making 🙂

Here is a simple printable bone broth recipe: