There’s nothing quite like a bowl of homemade bone broth to warm + nourish the body and soul.
While your pot will have to slowly simmer for at least 12 hours, it is well worth the wait, as the process draws out a wealth of nutrients into the broth, including amino acids, minerals, collagen, gelatin, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid (the splash of apple cider vinegar also helps extract the minerals!).
I love adding Philosophie Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend (a blend of organic maca, mesquite, hemp powder, chia seeds, vanilla, and protein-packed spirulina) once the broth has completed cooking to create a savory elixir that supports digestive health, promotes radiant skin, and aids in detoxification.
GREEN DREAM BONE BROTH
1-2 pounds of grass-fed beef bones ( ribs, marrow, etc.) or chicken bones (necks, backs, breastbones, etc.) or 1 whole free-range chicken
2 large onions
2 large carrots
3-4 celery stalks
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 bay leaf
1 large clove of garlic
1 bunch of parsley
1 tablespoon Philosophie Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
1-2 teaspoons salt of choice ( more or less to taste )
Roughly chop all vegetables (parsley excluded), and place them in a large stockpot (or crockpot), along with the salt and bones or whole chicken. If using a whole chicken, the meat will start to fall off the bone within a few hours. When this starts to happen, simply remove the chicken, separate the meat from the bones, put the carcass back into the cooking pot, and continue to simmer for the desired length of time.
Add the apple cider vinegar, and fill with enough water to submerge all of the contents (about 3-4 quarts of water).
Bring to a boil, and scrape off any film or residue that rises to the surface.
Reduce to low heat, and let simmer for 12-24 hours.
For the last 10 minutes or so, roughly chop the parsley, and add it to the pot, along with the Green Dream.
Strain the broth, remove any excess residue, and pour into storage containers.
- Store in fridge, or in freezer to defrost on a cold, rainy day.
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Sophie Jaffe is a Los Angeles-based health and wellness expert, who is certified as a raw food chef and yoga teacher. Sophie founded her company and wellness brand, Philosophie, with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring, and more delicious to attain optimal health and radiant wellness. When Sophie isn’t crafting revolutionary products from the world’s most potent superfoods, she is sharing her insights on how to live a life full of unbounded energy, bliss, and balance on the Philosophie blog and savoring every moment with her two beautiful children and loving husband.