Bone Broth Recipe
- 1 whole chicken
- 2 chicken feet for extra gelatin (optional)
- 2 litres of filtered water
- 2 TBS freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
- 1 large onion chopped
- 3 celery sticks chopped
- 1 bunch parsley
- 2 cloves garlic
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Any extra vegetable scraps from the week (optional)
Soothing and immune boosting broth supports digestion by healing and sealing the digestive tract. The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, to fully support digestion. It’s anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense and contains a rich amount of minerals in an easily absorbable format. It not only contains calcium and magnesium, but also phosphorus, silicon, sulfur and trace minerals. It even contains broken down material from cartilage and tendons such as chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine which are beneficial for arthritis and joint pain. Bone broth is versatile and can be easily made from the bones of beef, lamb, poultry, or fish. You can also add your favourite vegetables and spices to your liking. It’s best to use organically-raised, pastured or grass-fed animals. The addition of apple cider vinegar helps to draw valuable minerals from the bones to supercharge your bone broth and fast track gut healing.
Place chicken and chicken feet in a large stainless steel pot/slow cooker with water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and all vegetables.
Bring to the boil, and remove foam that rises to the top. Reduce heat to the lowest setting and cover and simmer. After two hours remove chicken meat from bones and set aside. Return bones to pot and simmer for a further 10-24 hours. Ten minutes before cooking time has finished add parsley and garlic to increase minerals and anti-fungal properties. Remove bones with a slotted spoon and strain the stock into a large bowl and refrigerate until fat rises to the top and congeals. Skim off fat and place stock in a jar or covered container in your refrigerator or freeze.
Tip – to make it easier you can simply use chicken bones rather than a whole chicken.
This recipe works with beef bones as well. Make sure you use organic or free range bones for your stocks.
Other meals to you can use your broth in –
Simple replace the water you would normally add with Broth
– Cook your rice or other grains (quinoa, freekah, buckwheat, millet)
– Add into casseroles and/or spaghetti bolognese saucers.
– Add to curries
– Anything recipe that recommends adding stock
As a Naturopath I treat poor gut health in my clinic every day, and have seen that having a healthy digestive system truly does create a healthy life. I create tailored programmes designed to remove your uncomfortable symptoms and get your gut back in tip top shape.
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