Last week, I shared my Spicy Green Detox Juice for Summer. It’s so good! But I also have another way to detox and it’s with a gut-healing bone broth.
The big question is: Why should you drink bone broth?
Bone broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline.
The collagen in bone broth heals your gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation. In addition, collagen supports healthy skin and can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Also, the glycine in bone broth can detoxify your cells from chemicals and improve brain function.
I know for me, it really helps with inflammation and gut issues. I tend to have very slow digestion and drinking bone broth preeeettty much fixes that problem.
Honestly, when I first started researching bone broth, I was pretty intimidated. When I saw how long you need to cook it, I was freaked out for some reason. Once I faced my fears and made it, I realized how easy it is. And soooo much cheaper than buying it.
So don’t be freaked out. The best tool you can use for making your own bone broth is simply a slow cooker. (this one is super inexpensive. It’s very similar to the one I have and It makes the hours of cooking easy and stress-free.)
Nourishing Bone Broth Recipe
- Soup Bones - either grass fed beef bones or a chicken carcass
- 3 carrots
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 onion
- 1 TBS garlic
- salt and pepper
- Fill your slow cooker with water and add the bones. For chicken bone broth, buy a whole, organic chicken and throw it in the crock pot to cook for about 2 hours. Then de-bone the chicken and return the bones to the crock pot. If you can find chicken feet, use them as well.
- Cook the bones for 12-24 hours. Beef Bones take longer to cook. Chicken bones take only 4-8 hours.
- Remove the bones and make sure you've gotten all the marrow out of the beef bones. You want to keep that in the crock pot.
- Strain broth to remove all the tiny bones if making chicken broth. Return broth to crock pot.
- Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 2-3 hours.
- Once the vegetables are tender, puree them in a blender with 2 cups of broth and add back to the pot
- Season to taste and drink!
There is something very soothing about drinking bone broth. I always have it on hand and make my boys drink it when they are sick. I also have cut out all the refined sugar and processed foods from our home. They aren’t loving that, but they are both feeling better. I can tell.
Have you ever made bone broth? Have any tips for our readers?
P.S. Next week, I’ll be sharing my Summer Detox Plan! Stay tuned!