If you are like me when you hear the words bone broth you are thinking what? That sounds so weird how could it possibly be good for you. I grew up on a farm and we many times butchered our own animals and utilized many parts of the animal for food but I can honestly say growing up my grandmothers, mom or dad never made bone broth. I sure wish they would have introduced me to this super food much earlier in life, but then again if they had I might have turned up my nose and said no thanks!
When I started doing research about gluten free eating and how to heal the digestive system I started coming across bone broth. It was popping up in nearly everything I read.I became aware of the many health benefits and realized is it very cheap to make. I am all for healthy foods that are affordable. I made my first batch of chicken bone broth back in January 2014 and wrote this blog post about it. Get the recipe here. I was very happy with the way it turned out and it is so nice have to chicken broth in the freezer whenever we need it for recipes. Then about six months ago, I made a batch of bone broth with bison bones. I was so thankful when the bison producer we buy meat from for my two health food stores provided me with some bison bones. This broth turned out with really great flavor. In fact, I liked the recipe so much I used the same recipe for my beef bone broth this weekend.
There are many articles on the benefits of bone broth. Click on these links to read more about the benefits. Dr. Mercola lays out the many health benefits in this article. Whole 9 does a great job of answering questions about bone broth. Read their insights here. It can be beneficial for joint pain, skin, teeth health, digestive health, bone health and so much more. It is loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals that can provide our body with much needed support. So you can make bone broth and have it ready when you need it for recipes (this is a great money-saver) or you can consume 4 to 8 ounces each day for health benefits. Just like with anything, if you want to notice some kind of a difference you will have to drink it consistently and every person is different so what works for one of us might not work for another person.
Beef Bone Broth
2 to 3 pounds of beef bones with marrow
3 tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar
3 cloves minced garlic or 2 tsps. Simply Organic garlic powder
2 tbsp. Real Salt
2 tsp. Simply Organic oregano
2 tsp. Simply Organic basil
Put all ingredients in a crock pot (I used a 6 quart crock pot). Fill crock pot almost to top with water. Cook on low in crock pot for 24-48 hours. Let cool and put in glass containers to store for the week or freeze the leftovers for use anytime.