Bone broth is a super-food for so many reasons, including fighting a cold, combatting disease and healing a leaky gut. But we’re not talking about the stuff from a can or a box. It's easy to make your own, and only homemade broth provides the deep mineral and gelatin/collagen nutrition that your body needs.
Mineral-Rich Bone Broth
grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • sugar-free
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 8-24 hours
YIELD: about 2 1/2 quarts
- 4 quarts filtered water
- 1 1/2 to 2 pounds bones (beef knuckle bones, marrow bones, meaty bones, chicken or turkey necks, chicken or turkey carcass bones, or any bones you have on hand)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- cloves from 1 whole head garlic, peeled and smashed (optional)
Place all the ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker. Turn the heat to high and bring the water to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low. Allow the broth to cook for a minimum of 8 hours and up to 24 hours. The longer it cooks, the better.
Turn off the slow cooker and allow the broth to cool to room temperature. Strain the broth through a fine-mesh strainer or a colander lined with cheesecloth. Store the broth in glass jars in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze for later use.
Before using the broth, chip away at the top and discard any fat that has solidified. You can drink the broth or use it as a base for soups, stews, or any recipe that calls for soup stock or broth.