Why bone broth?
Remember when you were a kid and your Mum would make you chicken soup if you were sick and you would instantly start to feel better and have more energy? Well, bone broth has the same effect. It is packed full of essential nutrients and amino acids our body needs to perform at optimum levels.
7 Reasons why bone broth is so good for you?
- Bone broth is excellent for inflammation—especially arthritis.
- It warms the digestive system and acts as a digestive aid.
- It’s great for your hair, skin and nails.
- Bone broth aids in soft tissue and wound healing.
- It helps rebuild and repair your gut.
- Bone broth bots our immune system.
- It combats stress.
HOW TO MAKE IT
What you need:
- 1kg bones (from pastured raised animals) we love Grub
- 4L of filtered water for every 1kg of bones
- 1/4 teaspoon of celtic sea salt for every 1L water
- 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar for every 1L water
- 100g (for every 1kg) each of onions, carrot, leek, 2 celery stalks and 1 bunch of parsley stalks
What you do:
- Add all the ingredients into a large pot (or slow cooker).
- Simmer for minimum of 4 – 6 hours.
- Skin the surface every now and then.
- Strain and freeze half and keep the rest in a class container in the fridge.
Why add apple cider vinegar?
The reason we add the apple cider vinegar is so the minerals and nutrients can leach out from the bones and into the water. Bone Broth is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and other trace minerals and these minerals are easily absorbed by the body. Not sure if many of you have heard of Gelatin but it’s an inexpensive source of supplementary protein, and bone broths are rich in it…BOOM. Gelatin helps support the connective tissue in your body and (here’s one for the ladies) helps your fingernails and hair to grow well and strong. It also shows promise in the fight against degenerative joint disease.
You can have Bone Broth on it’s own, or add vegetables to it to make a soup, or add 2 tablespoons of it into your morning smoothie (before you screw up your face) you can’t even taste the broth.
Have you ever made a bone broth before? If so how did you like it?