Calling it bone broth sounds very caveman… it’s more commonly known as chicken or beef broth, depending on the type of bones you choose to make it with.
Bone broth has a host of health benefits. Remember how you had chicken noodle soup as a kid when you were sick?
One of the main reasons I like to consume bone broth is for its collagen content, which can be helpful for cellulite. It is also rich in amino acids and can contribute to improving your health in many ways. I first heard of it benefits while researching ways to improve allergies and enhance gut health.
I find making bone broth in the slow cooker is an easy and convenient way to ensure I have a good supply on hand. Just throw in all of the ingredients and forget about it for a while 🙂
- Organic chicken or beef bones
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp salt (and then add more to taste)
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 carrot
- 1 bunch parsley
- Herbs of choice
Put all ingredients in slow cooker and fill to top with water. Set to high for one hour, then on low for a minimum of 12 hours. You can do a “continuous” broth where you take some out and replace with the same amount of water and keep the slow cooker going on low. When you’ve made enough, strain into a container and store in refrigerator. I sometimes freeze batches for future use in recipes.
I’ll reheat about a cup of broth and sip in the evenings, especially during the cold weather season.