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Easy Bone Broth Recipe to Make Right Now

Supporting your gut health is INTEGRAL to having energy and vitality. Some of us naturally enjoy a more diverse Microbiome than others, but the truth is that everyone should nourish their gut regularly. Recently, I wrote about the importance of probiotics and digestive enzymes in my own healing experience, but these things become expensive! Bone broth is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to nourish your gut lining and reduce inflammation- so why aren’t you doing it yet?

Do you buy bone in meat? Why not? It’s cheaper and has more flavor.

Do you discard the bones? Why? Would you throw away a multi-vitamin or a cup of superfood like chia seeds?

The marrow inside the bones of animals is dense with nutrients and minerals that we can’t find in any other source. Bone marrow, and thus bone broth, contains collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline, which reduce inflammation of all kinds– not solely gut inflammation. In short, our grandmother’s chicken soup cured our colds with more than just love and savory deliciousness.

If you take small, easy, cheap steps toward good health, then you’ll become addicted to the positive results. Remember, Hippocrates, father of medicine, told us: All disease begins in the gut. 

Easy Bone Broth Recipe

If you start buying (antibiotic-free, organic) bone in meat, then simply gather all your bones into a pot as soon as you are done.

Add filtered water to cover the bones X 2 (twice as much as you need to cover bones)

Add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider vinegar to draw the marrow out of the bones

Season your broth with salt, pepper, one bay leaf, turmeric, sage, tarragon, or anything you might have in your spice drawer!

If you have carrots and celery, you can add those, but it’s not necessary– this is supposed to be convenient for you!

Bring to a boil and then let simmer for AT LEAST 4 HOURS to draw out nutrients.

what to do with extra bone broth

  • drizzle on dog or cat food for healthier pets
  • use as a base for homemade stews, or sauces– I’m making homemade enchilada sauce with it tonight!
  • freeze in an ice cube tray for later sauces or cups of broth

why bone broth?

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2 cups in each mason jar. This is a 12 cup recipe made in my crockpot with 3 pounds of organic chicken bones. Lunch all week during a flare!

I have a dream of opening up a broth window like this guy, except mine would be called “the BROTHel.” Seriously though, there are too many benefits of bone broth for one post. Bone broth helps to heal digestive disorders, autoimmune disease like RA, and other joint pain. Drinking bone broth speeds up healing from surgery, reduces cellulite, and boosts your immune system. I thought that bone broth was just a necessary staple in the beginning of breaking the vicious cycle, but with all its health benefits, it’s really something that we should all incorporate into a regular holistic health routine.  So here’s how I do that! After I’ve jarred mine, I throw them in my bag for breakfast or lunch at work. You can heat them in the microwave, or pour into a sauce pan on the stove. If you are in a particular flare, I suggest using it as a meal replacement. Otherwise, just replace one of your daily coffees or teas and enjoy the rich benefits.

1) Use bones from your organic, grassed protein OR buy them at a minimal price at your local grocer/farmer’s market

2) For every pound of bones, add three cups of water

3) Add roughly chopped carrots, onions, and ginger, salt, and pepper

4) Add a tablespoon of Apple cider Vinegar which aids in pulling the healing marrow out from the bones

5) Let simmer on stove or in your crock pot for 24 hours.

5) Strain and funnel into mason jars for optimal storage time and transport ease