Homemade broths and stocks provide some wonderful health benefits. When it is made properly it can heal your gut and strengthen your bones. Broths provide many health benefits that commercially made stocks don't and cost much less.
Consuming bone broth regularly may also have an added benefit by reducing or eliminating the need for some supplements. The broth contains lots of minerals plus glucosamine, chondroitin and gelatin. If you are currently taking these nutrients in pill form you may be able to reduce or eliminate the need for those supplements.
How to Make Bone Broth
- Chicken, beef, fish, or any other kind of meat - including bones, meat, joints, giblets.
- apple cider vinegar (just a few tablespoons)
- filtered water
- salt and pepper
Add a variety of other optional items for more nutrients:
- a strip of kombu seaweed for minerals
- vegetables - carrots, celery, kale, or whatever you have in the house
- dried medicinal herbs - astragalus, burdock root, calendula, etc.
- garlic cloves
Directions: Place the meat into a large crock pot or stock pot. Add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the pot. Fill the pot the rest of the way with filtered water. Optional: add any vegetables, fresh or dried herbs, cloves of garlic (you can get creative here!) to flavor the stock. If using a crock pot, turn to low and let cook for 24 hours. If using a stock pot, bring water to boil and then reduce heat and allow simmering for a minimum of 8-24 hours. The longer you let it cook, the more health benefits you will receive in your stock. That's it! This will last a few days in the fridge and 6-12 months in the freezer.
If you want to easily add some medicinal herbs to your bone broth to get more benefits out of your broth you can do so easily with our Broth Boost pouch.
To make life easy, freeze or can jars of stock in small portions ready for use in recipes. It is great to have a lot of bone broth on hand for when you need it to make soups, beans, rice, sauces, gravies and anything else you can create.