Whoa! I have been inundated with requests of my Broth recipe since posting about it on Snap and IG last week.
You have probably heard about bone broth before, yeah? It’s been on the scene for some time now and if you’re interested in health and wellness it’s likely you have had a sip or two of some beautiful immune boosting broth.
If, you’re a newbie to broth, let me give you the low down on it’s amazingness and benefits :
1. It heals a leaky gut.
The gelatin in bone broth protects and heals the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and helps aid in the digestion of nutrients.
2. Fights infections such as colds and flu.
A study shows eating chicken soup during a respiratory infection reduces the number of white blood cells, which are the cells that cause flu and cold symptoms.
3. Reduces joint pain and inflammation.
The glucosamine in bone broth can actually stimulate the growth of new collagen, repair damaged joints and reduce pain an inflammation.
4. Produces gorgeous skin, hair and nails.
The collagen and gelatin in bone broth supports hair growth and helps to keep your nails strong.
5. Helps with bone formation, growth and repair.
The calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in bone broth helps our bones to grow and repair.
6. Saves you money.
Homemade bone broth is cheaper and healthier than store bought.
7. Super easy to make.
All you need is a crockpot. Throw all of the ingredients into the crockpot and it cooks while you sleep.
8. Healthier than buying supplements.
Homemade bone broth contains all nutrients and minerals found in bones and tendons rather than just one or two found in pills. Slow cooking preserves the nutrients better than the high heat extraction used to make supplements.
9. Fights inflammation.
Bone broth is very high in the anti-inflammatory amino acids glycine and proline.
10. Promotes sleep and calms the mind.
The amino acid glycine found in bone broth can be very calming.
PLUS! It’s super great for your skin and hormones. It’s basically the bee’s knee’s.
WHAT YOU NEED
2kg free range or pastured chicken carcasses (plus a few chicken feet),
1 large celery stalk, cut into chunks
1 carrot, cut into chunks
1 bunch of parsley stalks
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 onion, cut into chunks
1 tbs raw apple cider vinegar
1 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
3 bay leaves
5L litres water
Add a few shiitake mushrooms (optional, for deeper flavour and medicinal properties)
WHAT YOU DO:
Add everything to your slow cooker or pot and cook on low overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours.
Pour broth through a strainer into a large bowl or into individual glass jars.
When the broth has cooled, the fat will solidify into a layer on top. You can then easily scoop this off before serving.
Heat it up and enjoy!
Lots of love