If you are feeling a little bit sick, have digestive issues or just want to protect your microbiome with an excellent superfood, I recommend you have some bone broth.
There are several different brands you can find in health stores such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, HEB, Thrive Market, etc. But I would like to share with you Dr Hyman’s recipe to make your own bone broth. This bone broth can be taken as a snack (to replace any other drink), as the base for a soup or stew or in any other way you can think of!
Bone broth is fantastic for nails, skin, joints, and arthritis, to strengthen your immune system, heal your gut, reduce inflammation and support bone health.
• 3-4 lbs. Soup bones from beef, lamb, bison, venison, chicken, turkey, pork or even duck! (Ask your local butcher for organic or grass-fed, if possible)
• 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
• 2 Carrots roughly chopped
• 2 Celery Stalks roughly chopped
• 1 medium Onion Chopped
• 2 Garlic gloves smashed
• 2 Bay leaves
• 1 bunch Parsley
• 1 Tsp. Sea Salt
• 4 cups Filtered Water
1. Place the bones in a slow cooker and drizzle the vinegar to coat all bones. Add in the vegetables, herbs, and salt. Add water. Stir to combine.
2. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 12 to 24 hours.
3. When the broth is finished, discard the bones, vegetables, and herbs. Strain the liquid to remove all solids through a sieve into a glass container or 4-quart jar.
4. Refrigerate the broth for at least 3 hours or overnight. The fat will separate, rise to the top, and form an opaque white layer. Once the fat has congealed, skim it off the top to remove excess fat.
5. To serve, heat the broth (which will resemble gelatin) over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Then pour 1 cup into a mug and enjoy. Or, use the broth in recipes calling for chicken or beef stock.
6. Store all leftover broth in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for 9 months to a year
Nutritional analysis per serving (1 cup broth): calories 72, fat 6 g, saturated fat 3 g, cholesterol 22 mg, fiber 0 g, protein
6 g, carbohydrate 1 g, sodium 269 mg
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