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Ever heard of Bone Broth? Its not something for Halloween, nor is it a witches brew despite the name. Bone Broth is a nutrient rich broth that is super easy to make. You can drink it like you would a tea or consume it like a soup. Either way, it is a powerful tonic.

While researching stomach ailments and trying to figure out how to heal myself, I came across this Bone Broth. Then I saw it again. And again. And again. Until I couldn’t ignore the obvious, something was telling me to make the darn broth!

Bone Broth is good for stomachs and digestion, it helps with your immune system and contains magnesium and calcium plus collagen. It is NOT vegan or vegetarian and I had to (and still have to) get over that because I like to really limit my animal products and this is made with bones- it feels very primitive! However, with my stomach troubles, I needed help and it seemed to arrive in the form of broth.

This broth is high in  glycosaminoglycans aka glucosamine which is great for joints.  There is a connection between mental health and stomach health (recommended reading here) and there are so many benefits to this bone broth that I just had to give it a whirl.

There is tons of reading material out there to fully explain bone broth and I’ve included some links below.

Here is the recipe I followed when I made my first batch of Bone Broth:

Bone Broth

Ingredients:

the bones from 1 (organic) whole chicken

8 cups of water

1 small white onion, chopped

1 clove of garlic

2 carrots, chopped

1 handful of parsley, chopped

Himalayan Sea Salt (I grind it in generously)

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Place all of the above ingredients in a crock pot/slow cooker. Cook on low heat for 24 hours. Halfway through, I broke up the bones so the marrow could leak out.

When its done cooking, place a strainer over a large pot and pour the soup over the strainer. What you are left with is the healthy broth which can be consumed any time throughout the day.

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I used chicken bones but would like to experiment with beef next! Its really easy to make and I’ve heard you can reuse the bones a few times but I will start with a fresh batch next time. This doesn’t have a lot of flavor, its plain which is perfect for a stomach in distress.

Will you make this broth?

Recommended Reading about Bone Broth:

Underground Wellness

Wellness Mama

Mind Body Green