Bone broth is a miracle drink, or so they say.
It is incredibly rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silicon, sulfur chondroitin, glucosamine and other trace minerals [1. Dr Mercola.]
Minerals are super important for our cells, bones, joints, muscles, nerves, so many different things that without them, we just don’t feel or function well.
The bones, particularly the big chunky beef ones along with skin and connective tissues, contain lots of collagen/gelatin.
Collagen has been known to help heal the lining of the gut, promoting optimal digestion and for its anti-inflammatory properties that help in times of stress or illness (amino acids such as arginine and glutamine [2. Paleo Leap.]).
It is also known for improving the quality of hair, skin and nails, making our bones healthy, keeping us strong and able to fight infections, as well as increasing energy levels, awesome right!!
Add some bone broth to your day, every day, to get the natural boost you and your body need!
- 1 bag grass fed beef bones (marrow bones are great)
- 1-2 free range chicken carcasses
- 6-8 chicken feet
- any other chicken bones (optional - I store old bones in the freezer)
- 4 sticks celery (optional)
- 2 carrots (optional)
- 1 onion (optional)
- 4-6 cloves garlic (optional)
- 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary (or essential oil - optional)
- 1 sprig fresh parsley (optional)
- 1-2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 heaping salt (sea salt or pink Himalayan are best)
No matter which type of broth you're making (chicken or beef), the steps are the same:
Put everything in the slow cooker and fill it to the brim with water.
Cook for 20-30 hours on low (yep, the longer the better). This will allow the chicken/beef bones to disintegrate completely so the nutrients from inside the bones are obtained - with help from the ACV. Minimum cooking time is 12 hours.
Once cooked, strain and put into jars.
When in the fridge/freezer, the broth should become very gelatinous and a thick layer of fat will form on the top. Scrape off the fat and save it for cooking.
Freeze what you won't use immediately.
Make sure when freezing to leave space in the jar as the liquid will expand and potentially break the jar if too full. Try to use a straight jar too. This is less likely to break.
Drink daily or use it to cook your eggs or other foods of choice in. You can also use it as a base for soups, adding in anything else you desire.
To your meat-fueled health,
FNTP, Carnivore and biohacker.