Bone Broth

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What is bone broth?
Bone broth is a nutritional powerhouse full of amino acids, minerals and nutrients made by boiling animal bones with vegetables, herbs and/or spices. It’s incredibly good for overall health, especially for detoxification, digestive health, fighting inflammation, etc.

Where do the bones come from?
I get my bones from Whole Foods but you can get them from a local butcher or save leftover bones from other meals. The bones can come from a variety of animals – chicken, duck, turkey, pork, etc. Just make sure the bones are from grass-fed animals. Since you’ll be extracting/ingesting the minerals, this is pretty important. (:

As for the recipe, it couldn’t be easier…

Ingredients
• 1 lb bones
• 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
• 1 onion, quartered
• 3 celery stalks, halved
• 1 carrots, peeled & halved
• 1 bunch fresh parsley
• 3 garlic cloves

Directions
1. Place bones in a large pot, cover in water and set the temperature to low heat.
2. Add apple cider vinegar. (This helps to draw the nutrients from the bones.)
3. Add vegetables and bring to a boil.
4. Reduce to a simmer and cook for ~24 hours. (If you’re like me and not comfortable with leaving the stove on overnight, you can turn the heat off, let it sit and turn the stove back on the next day)
5. After about 24 hours, turn the heat off and cool. Once cool, strain the bones/veggies/herbs so only the liquid remains. 
6. Add sea salt to taste, bottle and store in fridge for 5 – 7 days!

What to do with bone broth?
There are many ways to consume bone broth – soup, ramen, stew, gravy, sautéd vegetables or even cooking quinoa. You can easily substitute bone broth in recipes that call for any sort of broth or stock. You can also drink the broth straight – it’s delicious!

Do you make bone broth? What ingredients do you use to make your broth?

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