Bone broth has a TON of health benefits and is sadly missing from most people’s diets nowadays. I love having a cup of this salty, delicious broth when I’m fasting (great way to get your electrolytes), as a satisfying alternative to dinner when I’m simply not feeling hungry because of a big late lunch, or even as an alternative to drinking another coffee that day. It’s pretty magical how it just always seems to make me & my girlfriend feel better after drinking it. I highly recommend you give it a try!
What I use:
– A slow cooker on ‘Low’
– 2,2 pounds (1kg) of grass-fed beef bones & pastured chicken bones in a 50:50 ratio for nice flavour & smell (from the chicken)
– 3-4 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
– Approx. 2 liters of water
Here are the steps I follow:
– Roast the bones in the oven for approx. 20 minutes on 350°F (175°C)
– Put them in a slow cooker or in a large pot
– Add 3-4 Tbsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar
– Cover them well with water (and make sure to check in to add some more water in case some of it evaporates) – I use approx. 1,7-2 liters for 2,2 pounds of bones
– Let the broth simmer for 24 hours (slow cooker on ‘low’ or on a low temperature in a pot)
– After 24 hours, remove the bones from the broth, filter the broth (I use my French Press for that!), put the bone broth in some container, cool it off and put it in the fridge.
– After it has been in the fridge for a couple of hours it should have a pudding/jelly like consistency (thanks to the gelatin within the bones) and the fat should have solidified on top. You can either leave it in, remove it or use it for cooking.
– Consume the broth within 5-6 days or freeze it – I like to drink mine with some chicken bouillon for extra taste (and sodium) and a little bit of turmeric for some additional anti-inflammatory benefits.
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