Already grossed out by the sound of “bone broth?”
I would expect you to be. By the end of this post, though, I hope you aren’t. Let me just tell you that this is not like drinking apple cider vinegar first thing when you wake up or trying to down a wellness shot from your local smoothie shop. This drink is warm, cozy, and pretty yummy.
It’s basically like your standard soup broth but really REALLY good for you. It has amazing benefits that I am so excited to tell you about because it’s actually helped me!
What is bone broth?
Bone broth is what you get when you simmer bones, water, veggies, and spices over an extended period of time. The result is a flavorful, mineral-rich liquid that can be used for healing ailments, restoring the gut, and building bone and joint strength.
Ever wondered why we eat chicken noodle soup when we get sick? This is the reason. Though chicken noodle soups are just normal broth, it still has good-for-you vitamins that can help ward off cold and flu symptoms.
Because of the lengthier process by which the bones are cooked, they are not only more flavorful but more nutrient dense. Bone broth can help you get over food intolerances, improve joint health, boost your immune system, help overcome allergies, heal leaky gut, and so much more! I would go as far as calling it a “miracle worker.”
Last week I talked about how supplementing collagen peptides healed the joint pain in my knees. Collagen is a healing compound found also in bone broth. Drinking bone broth is another alternative to getting some added collagen.
What you need
You have a couple different options for the bone broth itself. You can make it, which I usually do. It’s cheaper to do it this way and you know 100% what goes into it and you can ensure that you’re getting all the nutrients you can.
If you do cook your own, make sure to get organic, pasture-fed chicken or beef. It would be a little counter-productive to be drinking something to improve your overall health yet what you’re drinking has antibiotics and hormones in it. 🙂 You can find plenty of recipes on Pinterest.
As bone broth becomes more popular, it’s availability does too. You can find bone broth bars, prepackaged bone broth in your standard grocery store, and some grocery stores even make it now. If you’re going to purchase already made bone broth I suggest:
You can find all of these brands right now at a discounted price on Thrive Market.
Butter or ghee
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3 cups of bone broth
- 1 Tbsp butter or ghee
- 1/2 Tbsp of coconut oil
- dash of turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 Tbsp ACV
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend for one minute. This will make your drink super frothy. Pour in your favorite mug and sip away!