Bone broth has been getting a lot of attention lately but what exactly are the health benefits and how do you make it? Keep reading for my tips and super simple preparation method.
Bone Broth Health Benefits Include:
- Reduces Inflammation
- Improves Joint Health
- Boosts the Immune System
- Helps with Food Sensitivities
- Can Help Heal the Gut
- Beautifies Hair, Skin & Nails
- Avoids Food Wastage
- And so Much More!
Sure you can take collagen and other supplements to help with the above but why not save money and decrease food wastage by making your own tasty anti-inflammatory superfood!
I am going to include 2 recipes below:
- How to make bone broth using raw bones.
- How to make it using already cooked bones.
I switch it up depending on how many bones I have saved. I keep a container for each beef and chicken bones in the freezer. You can also purchase raw bones from your local butcher for a very inexpensive cost. We buy ours locally for $1 a pound!
Making Bone Broth Using Raw Bones:
Step 1: Place 2 – 4 lbs of raw chicken or beef bones* in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a gentle boil. Discard water and strain bones. This is to get rid of any nasty bits on the bones. Don’t discard the highly nutritious marrow inside the bones though!
*Choose grass-fed, antibiotic, and steroid free bones when possible.
Step 2: Spread bones out on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 15 min at 450 degrees F.
Step 3: Place roasted bones in an instant pot or slow cooker and cover with fresh water.
P.S. I highly recommend an instant pot as it cuts down cooking time greatly. If you don’t have one already they are truly life changing! Click here for my recommendation.
Step 4: For instant pot: Place lid in sealing setting and set manual time for 3 hours (you might need to break this up into 2 hr and 1 hr if you are using an older model). After 3 hours use the quick release method.
For slow cooker: Set slow cooker on high, cover and simmer for 24 – 48 hr.
Step 5: Allow broth to cool.
Step 6: Strain broth into large mason jars and store in the refrigerator. You can save the marrow if you like to use later but I try to strain as much as possible from the broth.
Step 7: Enjoy! To get maximum health benefits enjoy 1 cup of bone broth a day heated up in your favourite mug. At this point you can add pink Himalayan sea salt to taste and season as you like as it really doesn’t have much taste on its own. Use broth also to make soups and sauces.
Bone broth will last a long time in the refrigerator as long as a layer of fat remains on top. Make sure to include some of this fat in each servings because it’s oh so good for you!
Making Bone Broth Using Cooked Bones:
Start at Step 3 above. Since your bones would already be seasoned I recommend waiting to taste your broth first before seasoning.
Please let me know how you enjoyed this recipe by leaving a comment below and please share with someone else you think would enjoy it.
Naturally, Krissy – xo