Monday, September 7, 2020
Bone broth. It’s all the rage right now in the health and wellness world. I have made it many times in the past from the bones of a whole chicken but really I am not sure I ventured into REAL bone broth territory. Then I would get lazy and buy some organic bone broth in the freezer section but it still seemed to be lacking that fat that I should see solidified on the top and with a true depth of flavor.
Enter bone marrow broth. While getting meat sourced from White Oak Pastures for my stew recipe I noticed the grass fed bone marrow bones. They weren’t that expensive and so I thought let me grab a couple pounds and I will make some legit bone broth. Well here is the recipe folks. And I am ruined. I can never go back to the store bought. Because a cup of this every morning to break fast has healed my gut so much. And the consistency. And the taste. Well it’s pretty much a stand out. It doesn’t actually take that much effort even though you cook it for a couple days. Make sure to visit your local whole foods or grass fed farmer to get these grass fed bone marrow bones. You want the good stuff. Consider making this a Sunday ritual to keep you healthy all season long!
The reason this bone marrow broth is so healthy is because simmering the bones long term causes the bones and marrow to release collagen and amino acids that are the foundational building blocks for the proteins in our body. They also have immune boosting power and studies show they help calm inflammation in the body. The bones also release a powerhouse of minerals…think calcium, phosphorous and magnesium infusion!! These are essential to keep our cells functioning and for energy!
The broth will develop a thick fat layer once in the fridge. This will actually help keep the broth good for up to a week or two in the fridge. You can also freeze in a designated glass container just leave room for expansion. When you heat up the broth…I like to drink half a cup every day first thing on an empty stomach…just make sure you break up the fat and disperse a little of that in your broth each day!!
Here’s to a healthy gut and body with homemade bone marrow broth!!
And just like that…it’s soup season!!! My favorite time of year!