Known in the nutrition world as “liquid gold,” bone broth contains a host of vitamins and minerals that promote health, health the gut and reduce inflammation. The old adage that chicken soup will cure a cold may stem from the health benefits of the broth. Science now tells us that bone broth contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur and trace minerals in a form that is easily absorbed. It also contains glucosamine, an expensive supplement used to support joint health. Now for the really good news – it is easy and inexpensive to make at home!
Roasted bones and cartilage from grass-fed/pastured beef, pork or chicken
Vegetable scraps (onion peels, carrot tops, celery ends, garlic skin, etc)
1-2 T apple cider vinegar
1T whole peppercorns
2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1-2 tsp blue-green algae (optional, but is a good source of iodine)
- Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and fill with filtered water.
- Bring to a boil on HIGH
- Reduce to LOW and simmer 12-24 hours.
- Strain liquid
- You can drink this as is, use it as a base for soup and chili or for braising vegetable. This freezes great in ice cube trays (for sauces) or glass jars.