Bone broth – it may not sound like much, especially since it is a liquid made from vegetable scraps, animal bones and connective tissues. But versions of this ancient brew have kept humans healthy for thousands of years all around the world. There are so many healing effects of regularly consuming bone broth that it’s making a big comeback in the natural health world. Check out this article detailing some of the awesome benefits of bone broth!
If you feel inspired to make your own, enjoy the recipe below for a perfect batch of bone broth. If you don't have a crockpot, you could also make it on the stove over very low heat. Adjust the recipe according to what's in your pantry, and feel free to add your own special flavors to make it uniquely yours!
1-2 lbs grass-fed beef knuckle, beef marrow and/or lamb meaty neck bones
2 cups chopped leeks, celery, carrots or parsnips
1 chopped onion
3-10 cloves of garlic, depending on preference
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1-2 bay leaves
1 tsp thyme, rosemary, sage or other herbs
1/2 tsp sea salt
Enough filtered water to cover the bones
Roast your bones at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour.
Remove from the oven, and place all the ingredients in a slow cooker or a big pot on the stove.
Put your broth-to-be on low heat for 8 hours minimum, up to 48 hours. Strain the liquid and enjoy!