Have you heard of liquid gold? That’s what they call bone broth! Some claim that it is a nutritional powerhouse with many health benefits:
- Rich in protein
- Rich in gelatin
- A source of minerals
Apparently, bone broth helps with joint, skin, and digestive health; helps to mitigate the side effects of colds and flu; and supports your body’s detoxification process.
So, bone broth is delicious, nutrient-rich, super good for you, and can be served in a variety of ways. What’s not to like?
I’ve tried a few varieties of store-bought bone broth, and frankly, I’m not impressed. My homemade bone broth from grass-fed beef marrow bones is way better, but then again, I’m biased.
Not only that, but it’s so easy to throw together — 5 ingredients plus water and seasonings — that I make it all the time.
This bone broth recipe is based on my grandma’s chicken soup recipe. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
About 3 lbs. of grass-fed beef bones (preferably with marrow in them)
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 2-3 pieces
2 celery stalks, cut into 2-3 pieces each
1 yellow onion, peeled
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg® Organic, Raw, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste (I use Himalayan pink salt)
- Place bones, carrot, celery, and onion into a large soup pot. Don’t cut the onion; leave it whole, peeled, and uncut.
- Pour enough filtered water into the pot to cover all ingredients.
- Pour apple cider vinegar into the pot.
- Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer.
- Simmer for 24 hours (walk away and leave it alone, seriously!)
Yep, that’s how quick and easy it is to make your own bone broth. It takes a while to cook, but the end result is rich, satisfying, and oh, so worth it. Enjoy!