How To Make Bone Broth

There are an endless number of benefits of bone broth. If you’re here, you likely know many of them.

  • Supports a healthy gut lining
  • Improves hair, skin, nail, and joint health
  • Boosts our immune systems
  • Contains beneficial nutrients such as collagen, proline, glycine, and glutamine
  • Contains a variety of minerals such as calcium, copper, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc
  • Easily digestible form of nutrition

 

If you’re new to bone broth and are wondering how it is different from stock, I highly recommend checking out this article.

It’s overall a very healing food and something I recommend everyone consume regularly. Especially if you don’t include collagen in your diet. I include collagen hydrolysate every morning in my coffee as well as smoothies as a protein source.

 

How To Make Bone Broth

Making bone broth can sound intimidating, but it’s actually incredibly simple and hard to mess up. Whether you are making it in an instant pot (like I did in the video below), or in a crockpot it’s very low maintenance. The key is to make a big batch so that you don’t have to do it often.

Check out my video on how I make bone broth in an instant pot (with a crock pot variation) as well as simple written instructions below.

Instructions for Instant Pot:

  • Place any vegetables you want to add in the bottom of the instant pot. Cover with bones.
  • Fill your instant pot with bones until you reach the fill line.
  • Add filtered water until the majority of the bones are covered. Avoiding too much water leads to a nice gelling bone broth!
  • Add 2 tsp sea salt and any herbs you will like. I always add garlic, smoked paprika, and some thyme/oregano.
  • For beef bones cook for 90 minutes on high pressure. For pork bones cook for 60 minutes on high pressure. For chicken bone cook for 30 minutes on high pressure. I had a mix of beef, chicken, and pork and cooked for 60 minutes on high pressure.
  • Strain your broth into large mason jars and store in fridge/freezer. I usually leave 1 jar out and freeze the rest. 

*Bonus Tip: You can use bones 2-4 times depending on the type. Beef bones can be reused more than chicken since they hold up better. I typically make 2 batches of broth out of one pot of bones then discard.

 

Instructions for Crock Pot:

Same as above, but add 1-2 tbsp of raw apple cider vinegar and cook for 24-48 hours on low.

 

 

Ways To Incorporate Bone Broth Into Your Daily Diet

  • Replace your morning/afternoon tea or coffee with a mug of warmed up bone broth
  • Add a cup of warm bone broth to your breakfast
  • Bone broth soup: warm up some bone broth with your favorite veggies, add some nutritional yeast and top with a healthy protein source
  • Use it to cook your vegetables and in recipes that call for broth

 

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