What is bone broth?
Most likely you have heard about the wonders of bone broth. Many are using it to support their digestive health. Research is also supporting what Grandma always knew, that chicken bone broth is helpful when you’re not feeling well. (1)
Bone broth is very easy to make, it is a “set it and forget it” recipe. To begin, select the best source of animal bones that you can find. I use parts of chicken, cow, turkey, or lamb (in the photo above) to make the broth. I don’t use pork, it is one of the more acid forming meats. For an alkaline diet list of foods that I prefer to eat, you can view the Curing Vision Alkaline Diet Food Chart
Where to buy bones for broth.
When you are looking for a source of bones, choose animals that have been grass-fed, allowed to roam the land, and organically raised without antibiotics or hormones. Many times this can be found at your local farmers market. If not, an internet search can help you find a supplier that is willing to ship their products to you. Look for wording like, life long grass fed, pasture raised, never treated with antibiotics or steroids, and organic.
To make the bone broth, a pressure or slow cooker is ideal, however you can make it on the stove-top in a large soup pot.
Bone Broth Recipe.
- 2-3 lbs of Bones (beef, chicken, turkey, or lamb)
- 3 carrots
- 3 stalks celery
- 2 broccoli stems
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 onion
- 2 Tbsp ginger root
- 2 Tbsp turmeric root
- 1 tsp black peppercorns
- 2 Tbsp pink Himalayan salt
- 1-2 Tbsp Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
- Water to cover
- Add all ingredients into 6-8 quart slow/pressure cooker. Pour enough water to cover ingredients, plus 1 or 2 inches above if there is room.
- Cook in a slow cooker on low for 10 hours. If using a pressure cooker, cook for 2 hours on low. Allow the pressure cooker to depressurize itself slowly.
- Once broth has cooled some, strain the broth and store in glass jars. If freezing broth, do not fill jar full, it will burst.
When to enjoy bone broth.
Bone broth can be enjoyed at any meal. Sometimes I have a cup before breakfast in place of coffee. When ever you feel like bone broth, have some! For a recipe using bone broth, you can read more about my experience with bone broth and a savory blended vegetable soup recipe.