Gut Healing Bone Broth

 

INTRODUCTION

1.      WHY DRINK BONE BROTH?
1. Easily Digested –
a source of bio-available nutrients in a very easy to digest form
2. Hormonal Health –
bone broth contains essential amino acids which are the raw ingredients for all our hormones, making it a nourishing drink for our hormonal system.
3. Digestive Health –
Hippocrates said “all disease begins in the gut” & many of today’s most common illnesses (diabetes, cancer, infertility) are strongly linked to the health of your gut.
Cohn’s, IBS, Leaky Gut make it very hard for your body to absorb vital nutrients, despite a healthy diet. As a result you may be malnourished! The gelatine in bone broth helps to heal & seal the gut which in turn will boost your nutrient absorption & reduce all your allergy like symptoms
4. Joint Health –
Bone broth contains collagen which is fantastic for your skin, nails & hair. It also contains glucosamine & chondroitin sulphates which support joint health.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Organic/Free Range Chicken Carcass
  • 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil
  • 2 medium sized organic carrots, cut up into large chunks
  • 1 leek, cut up into large chunks
  • 1 medium organic yellow onion quartered
  • 1 garlic head cut in half
  • 2 celery sticks cut up into large chunks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of black/pink peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

METHOD

  • 1. Preheat your oven to 180C. In your Stockpot, melt the coconut oil. Add in the carrots, leek & onion. Stir to combine then put into a large oven proof dish with the chicken carcass, the 1/2 garlic & sprinkle with a little Himalayan/sea salt.
  • 2. Roast in the oven for ca. 20 mins. Remove from the pan & place in the stock pot (peel the garlic first)
  • 3. Fill with water (ca. 1-2L) making sure to cover the bones. Add the celery, bay leaves & apple cider vinegar. Add more water if necessary. Bring to a gentle boil, keeping the lid on the pan (slightly skewed) Reduce & simmer on a very low heat for min. 8 hours or max, up to 24 hours. This is ideally made in a slow cooker or left in a cool oven or bottom Aga. * The longer it cooks the more savoury & concentrated it will become.
  • 4. Once cooking time is complete, strain the broth using a fine mesh sieve & discard the bones & vegetables. Once cool it can be refrigerated. The solidified fat that will form on the top, can be removed, but be careful not to remove the precious jelly like substance – this contains all the collagen! Season & sip this broth on its own or use as a base for soups, sauces or stews.