Simple Homemade Bone Broth Recipe

Trying a healthy alternative to your everyday soup broth isn’t a thought often on one’s mind. A simple homemade bone broth is a great choice.

The best part about this delicious recipe is it contains vitamins and minerals that can elevate your immune system, ease gut and joint pain, brighten your skin, and even add a new, slick shine to your hair.

If you’re feeling under the weather, this recipe will help you fight that nasty cold in no time.

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  • 2 lbs. (or more) of bones from a healthy source
  • Filtered water
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 chicken feet for extra gelatin (optional)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • At least 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. or more of sea salt, 1 tsp. peppercorns, additional herbs or spices to taste.

Homemade Bone Broth

1. If using raw bones, first, roast for 30 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees F.
2. Place bones in a pot or a crockpot, add apple cider vinegar and water, and let the mixture sit for 1 hour so the vinegar can leach the mineral out of the bones.
3. Add more water if needed to just cover the bones.
4. Bring to a boil and skim the scum from the top and discard. you may have to do this a couple of times.
5. Once skimming is completed, add vegetables. Reduce to a low simmer, cover, and cook for ideally 24-72 hours, but at least 8 hours. (if you're not comfortable leaving the pot or crockpot to simmer overnight, turn off the heat and let it sit overnight, then turn it back on and let simmer all day the next day).
6. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, throw in some garlic and a handful of fresh parsley and any other optional seasonings.
7. Let the broth cool and strain it, making sure all marrow is knocked out of the marrow bones and into the broth.
8. Add sea salt to taste and drink the broth as is, or store in fridge up to 5 to 7 days or freezer up to 6 months for use in soups or stews.

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