Healthy Nutritious Homemade Bone Broth
Bone broth is low in calories, packed with nutrients, and highly beneficial. Here are just a few benefits:
- Improves joint movement offering relief from joint pain
- Reduces inflammation offering relief from pain
- Improves immune system function guarding you against viruses and diseases.
- Rebuilds bones
Bone broth is made from slowly simmering meat or poultry bones in a pot of water. The bones are cracked and cooked then the breakdown releases numerous vitamins and minerals connected with healthy joints and bones.
Learn more about bone broth benefits here.
Many people are consuming about 1 cup daily and seeing amazing results. You can drink as is, or use it in your favorite soup recipes. I often toss in my vegetable scraps similar to this recipe.
- Bones from grass-fed beef, chicken, or lamb
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 -2 tsp. Italian herbs or seasonings
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- 1 lemon, sliced or squeezed
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 6 peppercorns (or fresh ground pepper)
- Enough water to cover the ingredients
Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a low simmer, partially covered, 4 to 6 hours. During the first half-hour of simmering, skim off the foam that collects at the top.
Remove from heat and cool. Strain broth into a bowl or jar.
Strain cooled broth into a bowl or jar. Refrigerate the broth up to 5 days or freeze up to a couple of months.