Homemade bone broth has been getting a lot of attention lately for its incredible health benefits. Especially now that cold and the flu season is here, I figured it’s a great time to share my homemade bone broth recipe. It is easy to make and uses just a few simple ingredients.
Homemade Bone Broth Video
Watch this quick video to see how easy it is to make at home!
Health Benefits of Homemade Bone Broth
In case you didn’t know, animal bones are a great source of a protein called collagen. But since we can’t digest animal bones, by simmering the bones for a long time, it breaks down the protein into gelatin which we can digest. Studies have shown that this gelatin is a great source of antioxidants and amino acids which provide numerous health benefits such as:
- Bone broth contains glycine which helps maintain and improve joint health.
- Homemade bone broth is a great source of glutamine which helps improve digestive health and prevent infections like candida overgrowth.
- Bone broth has antioxidants that are helpful in detoxing your liver.
- Bone broth is an excellent drink for pregnant ladies looks to prevent stretch marks.
I usually try to make my own homemade bone broth, but it’s not always easy to make time for it. There are a number of bone broth brands out there, but I prefer Kettle & Fire because they’re the only shelf-stable product without any additives or preservatives. They also use organic ingredients and grass-fed bones. You can buy their broth online on their website.
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Healing Homemade Bone Broth
(paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free)
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour + 12-24 hours
- 3-4 lbs of mixed organic beef bones (oxtail, knuckles, neckbones and/or short ribs)
- 2 medium carrots (coarsely chopped)
- 3 celery stalks (coarsely chopped)
- 2 medium onions (coarsely chopped)
- 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 bay leaf
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Place bones in a single layer on a sheet or roasting pan. Drizzle with coconut oil to evenly coat.
- Roast for 30 minutes, then, flip each bone over and roast for an additional 30 minutes.
- In a large crock pot or soup pot put the roasted bones, chopped vegetables, bay leaf, and cider vinegar. Cover completely with water and bring to a high simmer.
- Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 12-24 hours. Throughout simmering, add water as needed to keep all the ingredients submerged. Once the homemade bone broth has reached a dark rich brown colour, remove from heat.
- Discard the bones, vegetables and bay leaf and strain through a cheesecloth. Cool the pot to room temperature. Pour homemade bone broth into jars and let cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- To serve, skim the condensed fat off the top of the homemade bone broth and heat to the desired temperature.
Jesse Lane Wellness Cookbook Healthy Homemade Soups and Sandwiches contains:
- Over 30 unique soup and sandwich recipes created by Holistic Nutritionists
- Vibrant full-colour pictures for every recipe
- Directions to properly freeze and reheat soups
- Explanation of the nutritional differences between frozen, fresh, and canned veggies
- The downfalls of canned soup – BPA and sodium
- Healing properties of 12 common herbs and spices
- Kitchen essentials 101