If you've ever tried the GAPS diet or read much on gut healing foods you would have heard about the benefits of bone broth. This ancient drink is loaded with nutrients that can aid digestion, support the immune system, heal the gut, relieve joint pain and enhance mineral absorption.
It's also a great way to use under-utilised parts of animals - the bones. If we're going to eat animals, I think it's only respectful to make sure nothing goes to waste. Our ancestors knew that bones were packed with nutrients, and using them in a broth is a great way to access those nutrients.
Bone broth is incredibly easy to make and it's also cheap and versatile. Drink it on it's own, freeze it for later or use it as a stock in soups, stews or sauces.
All you need is:
- Good quality bones - choose grass-fed, ethically raised animals. Beef bones or chicken frames (include some chicken feet as well as they're a great source of gelatin). We get ours from Sherwood Road Organic Meats.
- Some vegetables - we use carrots, celery, onions, garlic (a whole head), ginger, turmeric and some fresh thyme (chop it all up)
- A slow cooker
- Some filtered water
- A splash of apple cider vinegar (to help bring the gelatin out of the bones)
- Some good quality salt and pepper.
Put it all together and leave it on for 24-48 hours. Strain and enjoy!
To make it even easier for you, we've put together a bag with all the produce you need (except the bones). ORDER YOUR BROTH BAG HERE.