Mineral Rich Bone Broth

Bone broth has many health benefits. Bone broth has been used for decades as a healing food that helps with many different ailments. Bone broth provides your body with two important amino acids, glycine and proline. These amino acids not only provide nourishment to the liver and heart, but also promote wound healing and joint health.  One of bone broth’s most powerful healing properties occurs in the lining of your gut.  Bone broth sooths inflamed mucus membranes in the digestive tract, and is perfect for those suffering with symptoms associated with IBS, leaky gut, colitis, Celiac and Crohn’s disease.

Here is what you need…

  1. 3 lbs. of bones from grass fed pastured animals or a carcass of an organic chicken (I used beef bones and picked those up at Whole Foods).
  2. Slow cooker
  3. 2 Tbsp. of Apple cider vinegar –ACV (organic, unfiltered …I prefer Braggs.) the ACV helps to leach the minerals from the bones.

The cooking process…

  1. Rinse the bones and place in a slow cooker, cover with water and add the ACV. You can add veggies such as onions, garlic, celery, carrots etc.…but if you are making this broth mainly to sooth gut inflammation you might want to leave these veggies out as they can be irritating to an inflamed gut.
  2. Bring to a boil on high and then cook on low for 8-24 hrs. In a slow cooker, the longer you cook it the better.
  3. Strain the liquid into glass jars using cheesecloth. Discard what you strained off. Let broth cool in the refrigerator. When the broth is fully cooled you will notice a gelatinous layer forming on top of the broth, which is the fat that has risen to the top. You can scoop that off and discard or some people like to cook with it. The broth can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freeze the rest in freezer-safe storage containers…I like to use mason jars.

You can drink this broth throughout the day or use as a base for soups and stews. You can use it in any recipe that calls for broth.