Bone Broth

My family eat a very clean, nourishing diet. We either exercise daily, practise yoga, meditate and avoid chemicals as best we can. However we are three small beings in comparison to the world we haven’t got a chance of conquering all the elements. Whether it be a hidden number in foods, an indulgence that bites us in the bum, pollution, the environment is full of things we just can’t avoid, really?!.

As stated last week, candida is a real pain in the intestines, it hangs, it holas, it really really annoys me. I see so many people that have overgrowth and continually feed the suckers without knowing so hopefully you’ve all got the lowdown on candida now and are taking control of your gut.

One way we nourish our bodies and build defence against overgrowth as well as eliminating inflammation, cleansing our system and establish building blocks for ultimate health is through bone broth. Wonderful gelatinous goodness that I strongly suggest adding to your lifestyle NOW.

My two favourite recipes:

Chicken Bone Broth (in the slow cooker)

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Either a cooked chicken carcass (we roast a chicken a week)
Chicken necks, wings (raw)

A couple of carrots chopped
Onion chopped (optional of course we are an onion free house)
Green Beans
Kale, Spinach, Cabbage (the left overs that haven’t gone to compost or whats left in the fridge)

1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (this helps bring all the goodness out of the bones and into the broth)
2 tsp Himalayan Salt
Herbs of choice (bay leaf, oregano, thyme, basil)

Water (filtered preferably)

Put everything in the slow cooker, set to low and leave for 24-36 hours (yes that long)
Strain the Broth and leave to cool.
Depending on the collagen from the bones your broth can turn to jelly (this is good, very good)
Add Great Lakes Gelatin if you like (buy from here)
Portion and freeze

 

Beef Bone Broth (two steps)

Buy your bones from the butcher. If you’ve got a good butcher they’ll give them to you for nothing
Roast the bones for 3 hours at 180
Transfer to slow cooker

Just as above add a few veggies, herbs, ACV, water

Cook on Low for 24-36 hours and strain, cool and jar up!

 

We freeze ours in recycled jars of different sizes. We have it with our meals  as a drink, we make soups, gravies, stews, casseroles. Anything we can. My daughter loves a cup of broth with her lunch. I love broth an egg and lacto-fermented veggies….so nourishing.

 

Best thing about broth, you just leave it to do its thing and then reap the benefits.
Try some this week, it will truly change your life!

Keep eating real food!

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