Bone Broth: Four Ways

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So, what is this bone broth trend and why is even foodie obsessed with it?

Bone broth has roots in the ancestral diet and was even used as therapy in traditional Chinese medicine. From a sustainable farming standpoint, bone broth uses many parts of the animal that normally would remain unused. From a nutritional standpoint, bone broth contains collagen (high levels of amino acids), vitamins and minerals.

Bone broth in a snapshot:

  • Glutamine, arginine, and cysteine in bone broth have been proven to boost immunity.

  • Cystine, histidine, and glycine in bone broth can reduce overall inflammation; while L-glutamine specifically helps to alleviate gut inflammation.

    • Glycine can also help promote restful sleep.

  • Bone broth is filling and can help provide you lasting energy as both a meal or a snack.

  • The high levels of calcium and phosphorous found in bone broth can promote bone health.

  • There are 10-15 grams of protein per serving so bone broth can help you stay full for several hours after drinking.

I started drinking bone broth as an experiment on improving my gut health as bone broth is touted as beneficial in decreasing gut inflammation and even healing a leaky gut. I can honestly say that I’ve become hooked. Soup is a calming, grounding food for me, and drinking bone broth makes me feel more in tune with my body and digestion. I usually sip bone broth as a snack or after dinner/before bed - it will keep me full for several hours after drinking. Although I love broth, I’m usually looking for something a little more hearty and flavorful. As such, I began working on creating add-in’s to take your bone broth to FLAVOR TOWN.

Below, I’ve shared four of my favorite bone broth add-ins. Each of these recipes is easy to cook and made with ingredients you likely already have on hand. To make these recipes simply add the add-in’s into your choice bone broth, and heat on stovetop. Enjoy!


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Roasted Tomato Basil

2c of chicken bone broth
1/2 tsp garlic powder
6 basil leaves
1/2 tsp of onion powder
2 tbsp of coconut cream
3 roasted tomatoes + 1 cup of tomato sauce (use an emulsifier to combine)
S+P, to taste

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Rosemary -

Red

Pepper

1 c of chicken bone broth
1/2 c of water
1 tbsp of dairy-free butter
1 tbsp of lemon juice
3/4 tsp of rosemary
1/4 tsp of onion powder
Black Himalayan sea salt, cracked pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste

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Roasted Mushroom

1.5 c of chicken-mushroom bone broth
1 tbsp of coconut cream
1/2 tsp of rosemary
1/2 tsp of umami seasoning
A pinch of S+P and garlic powder
Microgreens and roasted mushrooms to top

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Thai Coconut

1 c of chicken bone broth
1/2 c of water
1/2 c of coconut milk
1 tsp of red curry paste
1 tsp of gochujang sauce
10 cilantro leaves
1 tsp of garlic powder
Red pepper flakes to season