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Another of the health crazes these days, bone broth is ‘an oldie but a goodie.’
No secrets here with bone broth although it may sound fancier than your average chicken broth or stock you buy at the store, bone broth is just that; broth made from bones.
Chicken, beef, fish you name it; if it’s got bones, you can make bone broth with it
What's the difference in bone broth versus other broths or bullion you buy at the store?
Boiled down from the bones, bone broth retains its nutritional benefit of collagen, protein, glucosamine and a host of vitamins and minerals more concentrated than you’ll find from other sources. It’s nutrient dense and flavor rich!
Bullion and other broths while may have a few of the same nutritional properties as bone broth are also chalked full of additives to provide the meat flavor and packed with MSG and sodium. No good.
What are the health benefits of bone broth?
A great source of collagen, bone broth has help to protect your joints, skin, ligaments and tendons. Bone broth is easy on the digestive system which can aid in the body's natural healing process especially of inflammatory conditions of the GI tract. Bone broth also provides an excellent source of amino acids which are the essential links in the chain that form proteins in our body. And for those of us (basically everyone) who could benefit from an extra dose of vitamins + minerals, bone broth is a rich source for all!
Can I make my own bone broth?
Sure can! I’ve done it a few times and it’s great but can be time consuming so you have to decide if the tradeoff is worth it. Here’s one of my favorites resources + recipes for bone broth
Think it’s too much work & would rather buy it?
Me too and good news, your options are endless! Ancient Nutrition makes my favorite line of bone broths and they come in different flavors making them endlessly versatile.
Do I just drink it straight up?
You surely can after all it is just broth.
If you’re not into that, mix a few scoops into in soup base or sauce to give it an extra nutrient kick!
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Chocolate Bone Broth Coffee
1 scoop Chocolate Bone Broth Protein
2tbsp coconut milk
Whisk Bone Broth into coffee or blend for smoother consistency. Add coconut milk and stir
Paleo Lemon Dill Chicken Soup with Bone Broth
1c. onions diced
1c. carrots chopped
1c. celery chopped
1 12oz bag riced cauliflower
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 c. chopped cooked chicken (rotisserie is always delicious!)
¼c. Lemon juice or a few drops of lemon essential oil to taste
Fresh dill to taste
Sea salt to taste
In a dutch oven, sauté onion, carrots, celery and cauliflower with 1tsp salt & 3-4tbsp olive oil until soft and fragrant.
Add in garlic and sauté for another minute or two
In separate bowl, mix 6 cups of water with Bone Broth
Add broth mixture into sautéed vegetables
Stir in chicken
Add lemon juice to taste, more for a blighter more acidic bite
Add dill to taste
Season with salt as needed
Simmer on low for an hour or until ready to serve
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