How to make bone broth
Bone Broth has gained much interest in recent years and it is no wonder why. I would call bone broth a “Super food”. It is full of vitamins and minerals including calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfate. Plus collagen, gelatin and amino acids glycine, glutamine, proline and arginine.
Some benefits of drinking bone broth include:
- Improves digestive function
- Makes your skin glow
- Supplies important minerals
- Helps prevent muscle wasting
- Boosts immunity
- Helps detoxify the liver and digestive system
- Can improve sleep, memory and cognition
How do you do include bone broth in your diet? We include bone broth as a staple in our week. I cook a pot of it every 1-2 weeks. We will drink it in a mug warmed up for breakfast. You can also do a Bone Broth Fast. This is where you drink bone broth for three days. You can also have water and herbal tea but bone broth is your main nutrition for those three days.
Benefits of the Bone Broth Fast
Fasting, when done right and by the right people, has been shown to promote better health by:
- Improving weight loss and helping with weight maintenance
- Reducing fasting insulin levels and normalizing blood sugar activity
- Decreasing cholesterol
- Promoting the secretion of human growth hormone, which is important for burning fat
- Having positive effects on body mass and health markers in professional athletes
- Reducing risk for diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart complications
- Normalizing appetite by controlling hunger hormones like ghrelin
- Lowering triglyceride levels
- Even slowing down the aging process and increasing someone’s lifespan
Bone Bone Recipe
2kg – Eden Farm Produce Beef Bones (if you can’t buy your bones from us make sure you use Organic beef bones, not just grass fed)
2 x Carrots – chopped
2 x Stalks of celery – chopped
1 x Onion – chopped
2 x Bay leaves
1 x Bulb of Organic Garlic
50g of Organic Ginger
Roast bones on a flat tray in the oven until golden brown. Put bones into slow cooker and add all other ingredients. Cover with water and cook on low for 48 hours. Make sure you cook for the entire 48 hours so all the nutrition is extracted from the beef bones. You may need to top up the water in the slow cooker once or twice a day.
After 48 hours cooking, turn off the slow cooker and allow the broth to cool slightly. Use tongs to remove the bones and vegetables. Then place a metal seive over a large bowl and ladle out the broth into the seive. When you have finished removing all the broth from the slow cooker, remove the seive from the large bowl and allow the broth to come to room temperature then transfer to the fridge.
You can put it directly into glass jars or allow to cool in the large bowl. Once the broth is cold there will be a hard layer of fat on top. This fat helps to keep the broth fresh. So leave it on if you have placed your broth into glass jars. If you have cooled your broth in a large bowl, remove the layer of fat (this can be kept to cook with), and then divide into portion sizes of about one cup. Then place in containers in the fridge or freezer for long term storage.
Bone broth will keep in the fridge for one week or up to a few months in the freezer. This recipe makes 3lt of bones broth.
Bone broth is safe for the whole family. I add it in when I cook rice and pasta. You can use it in any recipe which calls for beef stock. You can also make a really tasty and simple beef broth soup by simply adding some vegtables and noodles to hot, ready made bone broth.
Let me know your thoughts and I hope you give bone broth a go.