Bone Broth

If you’ve never made your own bone broth, you’re seriously missing out! There’s something incredibly satisfying about a yummy cup of warm broth on a chilly day.

In fact, if you only try one recipe I’ve posted, let this Healing Chicken Bone Broth be the one! It’s comforting, easy to make and the health benefits are amazing:
• Boosts the immune system
• Supports digestion and gut health
• Calms the nervous system
• Improves sleep
• Promotes healthy inflammatory response
• Collagen supports skin, hair and nails
• Supports joint mobility
• Boosts metabolism

You can use any bones you like for this recipe, but I usually use the chicken bones I save from my roasted chickens. I just store them in the freezer until I have enough to fill my slow cooker. If you make it, let me know what you think!

Healing Chicken Bone Broth 💕

• Roasting chicken bones (enough to fill your slow cooker 75-80 percent)
• 1 medium onion, chopped with skin on
• 1 celery stalk, cut into large chunks
• 1 large carrot, cut into large chunks
• 2 garlic cloves, smashed
• 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar
• 1 bunch of Italian flat leaf parsley
• 1 tsp sea salt (you can add more later if needed)
• Fresh-cracked black pepper
• Filtered water (enough to cover ingredients)
• 1 bay leaf (optional)

• Place bones in slow cooker.
• Drizzle apple cider vinegar over bones.
• Add veggies, garlic, herbs and salt and pepper.
• Fill slow cooker with filtered water one inch from top.
• Cook on low for 24 hours. The longer, the better.
• Place a colander in a large bowl and pour ingredients into the colander catching the broth in the large bowl.
• Discard the bones, vegetables and herbs.
• Taste and season the broth with more sea salt if needed.
• Then use a fine-mesh strainer to catch more of the little bits as you pour the broth into your glass storage jars.
• Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
• Skim and discard the opaque white layer of fat off the top.
• To serve, heat the gelatinous broth over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
• Pour one cup into a mug and enjoy, or use the broth in recipes.
• Store broth in sealed glass containers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 9 months to 1 year

Oh, and one more thing… the smell does get quite strong as it cooks, so you may want to run your kitchen vent or cook it outside on a covered back patio. Just an idea. 😉

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