While chicken soup may soothe the soul… it’s the homemade broth that will nourish your body! There are a ton of bone broth benefits… but does the thought of bone broth turn you off?
Just take away the “bone” and you’re left with broth… delicious and nutritious broth! Bone broth is simply “soup” made from simmering high quality, grass fed bones (typically chicken or beef, but you can also make a fish stock!) for a lengthy period of time to extract minerals and collagen from the bones. The difference between bone broth and just plain ol’ broth is in the simmer- low and slow!
The final product is a highly concentrated broth which can be consumed as healing drink or used as a base for soups, sauces or added to recipes.
What’s in it for ME?
- Rich in amino acids proline and glycine- bone broth benefits include a boost to the immune system, supporting detoxification, helping to heal wounds, supporting healthy digestion and gut flora, support for your joints, skin, hair and nails.
- It’s simple to make (and economical, too). Don’t toss those bones from last night’s dinner… save them! Simply toss them into a pot or slow-cooker, with a few aromatics and a little apple cider vinegar (to extract the minerals from the bones), and walk away! After 12-24 hours of simmering, you’ll be enjoying a mug of gelatinous, protein, and mineral rich homemade bone broth! No bones… no problem! I’m sure your local butcher can help. Just be sure to ask for bones from grass-fed animals, so that your concentrated broth is from the bones of only the healthiest animals.
So… is there a downside?
- Dumping bones, spices, aromatics, and apple cider vinegar into a pot or slow cooker truly takes minutes, but the final product of homemade bone takes hours before you can enjoy a nice, fresh, hot mug! After waiting it out, homemade bone broth, can be enjoyed for 3-5 days after prep or can be frozen for future use. While the time to cook seems to be daunting… we promise it is worth the wait!
- If it’s not prepped in advance, it’s certainly not a convenient grab-and-go item. If you choose to purchase bone broth in the store or even order it online, be cautious of added MSG or other foreign ingredients added to boost the flavor. These boxed versions also tend to be watery and lacking in nutrients, as well as the gelatinous goodness of homemade bone broths… not to mention EXPENSIVE!
What does T30C think?
- Whether on a T30C challenge or off, we’re all for it! Follow Heather’s recipe here! Or, if you’re looking to purchase bone broth online, you can order from The Brothery!