Yes, bone broth is made using real animal bones. And it’s a staple in my diet.
Bone broth has become quite a spotlight in the health and wellness world due to it’s magical healing properties. There are so many benefits, which is why it’s been around since our cavemen ancestors. It’s super gut-friendly, helps fight inflammation, aids in digestion, plumps the skin, strengthens the joints, increases energy, and improves sleep quality. It just sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
Well in my opinion it works. When I drink it it actually feels nourishing, soothing, and healing. I really like the taste too, it’s like a fatty soup broth.
It’s also really easy to make and involves minimal ingredients. The key is to boil the bones long enough so the proteins and nutrients escape out. Most stores carry soup bones pre-packaged now (buy grass-fed and organic when possible). I find mine in the meat department’s refrigerator, but definitely ask your butcher because they usually have them on hand.
As quoted from the NY times,
“(bone) broth combines mystical connections to the ancient world and demonstrable nutrition benefits in the modern one.”
Homemade Bone Broth Recipe
1.5-2 lb bones
2 garlic cloves
1 small yellow onion
1 carrot stalk
1 celery stalk
2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp herbs de provence
Salt and pepper
Filtered Water (about 8-10 cups)
note & tip: Play around with produce and spices. I add in extra produce that I have frozen. Each week I clean out my refrigerator and transfer anything I haven’t eaten into a freezer bag to purposely use for my broths. So the vegetables in my broth vary depending on what’s in my freezer bag.
Place all ingredients into a crockpot and cook on low for 12 hours. Once finished, discard the bones and vegetables, and strain the broth. Allow time for broth to cool before transferring into storage container. Sip 1 cup a day and enjoy!