Updated: Mar 3, 2019
If you follow me on Instagram, I'm sure you have picked up on my obsession with bone broth. I drink it almost weekly whether it's homemade or shop bought.
Why do I drink bone broth?
Bone broth is known to be very healing. I drink it weekly to keep my gut healthy. I'm learning more and more about the importance of gut health, taking probiotics and eating/drinking the right foods to heal the guts lining.
Bone broth is nourishing. It calms the nervous system, wards off colds/flu, helps with inflammation, restores your guts lining, helps digestion, is collagen rich making it super great for our hair, skin and joints and much, much more.
I started drinking bone broth two years ago and have sworn by it since. I'm hardly sick (touch wood!)
I started making my own this year and I absolutely love what I have come up with. I wanted to share this recipe with you because flu season is coming up and this is my absolute go to when I'm not feeling 100%.
This broth will be like a warm hug in a mug for sure. Apologies in advance if my measurements are a little vague. I've never been one for recipes.
This recipe will make approx. 6-8 servings (mug fulls)
1 rotisserie chicken carcass and left over meat/skin/bones
(Yes, eat the rotisserie chicken and keep the left overs)
3 quartered medium sized onions (red, yellow or white)
1 whole bunch celery (roughly chopped)
4 carrots (roughly chopped)
2 bay leaves
5 cloves of garlic (no need to peel)
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 tsp sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
Pepper for flavor
1. Put the chicken bones and meat into a stock pot.
2. Cover the meat with water until the water is about an inch over the bones.
3. Add the rest of your ingredients.
4. Keep the temperature on medium heat and simmer for 2-4 hours.
Ideally, this would taste EVEN better if you left it simmering for longer. I haven't passed the 4 hour mark yet and it's tasted pretty good.
5. Taste the broth once you think it is done in case it needs a little more seasoning.
6. Wait for the broth to cool down just a little. Sieve the broth into an air tight container, making sure to strain out all of the vegetables and herbs.
7. Cool the broth completely and remove the layer of fat from the top (if there is any!)
Tip - You can also pour this into zip lock baggies and freeze them until needed.
Second Tip - You can use a homemade roast chicken, I prefer making this from rotisserie chicken. I feel that rotisserie chickens have less fat on them. Nobody wants oily broth!
This broth is perfect to cook with. I prefer to warm it up and drink :)
If making your own sounds like too much trouble. You can buy some really great ones at the store now.
My absolute favorite is by Kettle & Fire. It is very delicious. I add a half teaspoon of turmeric,a squeeze of lime and a little seasoning to mine. Its perfect! Always read the ingredients and look out for sodium contents.
If you have any questions, contact me on Instagram or email. Links found on my home page. Enjoy the broth and I hope you stay healthy and well during this colder period of the year.
All my love,