Bone broth has been a staple piece in the Paleo world for years – and is believed to have been used by many cultures for thousands of years due to it being filled with minerals and healing properties.
Here are the top 5 benefits to adding bone broth into your diet:
- Joint health
- Better digestion
- Rich in minerals
- Improved immune system
- Protects against colds and the flu
Bone broth also helps fight inflammation and heal a leaky gut. Healing a leaky gut is known to improve digestion and help absorb foods. Adding bone broth into your diet instead of a conventional broth will give you many more needed nutrients and will help strengthen your digestive track.
You don’t get the amazing benefits that come from bone broth by only a few hours of it simmering on the stove; the real benefits come from simmering the animal bones for up to 72 hours. This allows the bone marrow to cook and the minerals to release, giving you the amazing benefits.
This recipe can be added to homemade soups, used to saute fresh veggies and meats, or can even be enjoyed by the cupful. There are so many ways to enjoy this tasty broth that you will never get bored of it!
Bone Broth Recipe
- 3.5 lb organic beef or chicken bones, or a combination of both
- 2 medium organic carrots, chopped
- 2 medium organic celery stalks, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- Kosher salt
- Place the bones in your slow cooker, they should fill up about 3/4 of the slow cooker
- Chop your vegetables and garlic and add to slow cooker
- Fill your slow cooker with water and add season with Kosher salt
- Add 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar (don’t worry, you won’t be able to taste it)
- Cook on low for 24-72 hours
- Store in airtight containers refrigerated for up to 5 days or freeze
- Serve however you please!
*A good broth will typically have a layer of fat on the top and will gelatinize when cool. Remove the fat and discard.