Root 2 Rise Kitchen Staple - Bone Broth
I am so stoked to dive more into #GutHealth with my Root 2 Rise Kitchen staples which are:
Food combos ALWAYS brewing in my home &
Ingredients I NEVER leave the farmer’s market or grocery store without
It’s finally time to showcase bone broth, and if you know me you know I LOVE my bone broth!
Bones themselves are rich in vitamins + nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous. Brewing connective tissue into bone broth provides the body with natural compounds from that cartilage. The tissues and bones also contain #collagen & cooking collagen turns it to gelatin, which provides the body with amino acids, which is 100% the building block of protein.
When making bone broth there are a few key points you want to ensure.
Bone broth is not a “soup” it’s an elixir!
You need it to gel.
Gel means plenty of gelatin which is the part you want!
An acid, like Apple Cider Vinegar is the trick because it helps break down the bones, however what most people don’t realize is that the acid won’t do much if you don’t do a cold soak FIRST! This process is as simple as adding the bones, water, and acid (ACV) to your Instant Pot but not turning it on for a while.
I recommend walking away and doing something else for an hour or so if you can.
The other thing is to ONLY use enough water to cover the bones. Then cook it! I get my bones from the Butcher Block in Las Vegas which are sourced from grass fed cows. Sometimes I’ll do a slow 24 hour brew, or a 2-4 hour pressurized cook for convenience.
If you are team no waste and save veggie scraps in your freezer like muah- then throw those in as well- but it literally can be as simple as bones, acid, and water which is what this batch I made last night is!
It’s neutral but it’s the perfect elixir & stock for future meals. You can add more flavor later and believe me- I salt a mug and drink some every single night!
So save your bones babes! You can even mix them: Beef, Chicken, Turkey etc.
Bone broth is TRULY one of the most simple, important things you can brew for your health