Bone broth funnily enough is a soup that I disliked when I was a kid. I remember how my grandma and mum used to cook this and I was so not happy when I heard I have to eat it. However in recent years it is something I always go back to. Since I am making this soup and drinking it all the time, I feel my gut just feels much better. And if I go on too long without this soup, I am really yearning for it.
Bone broth is the best medicine to heal a damaged gut lining. (Of course, seeing a specialist is inevitable if you feel something is not right with your digestion.) It is full of easily digestible substances like amino acids, gelatin, glucosamine, good fats, vitamins and minerals. Without a healthy gut lining, our body will not be able to efficiently digest and absorb vital minerals and nutrients.
This soup helped me enormously through last year when I was suffering from some very serious digestive issues. I have been drinking it every morning. Along with a very clean and healthy diet I am back to fighting health, which feels amazing!
And it is a bonus as to how easy and simple to make this soup. All you need is a couple of quality ingredients and a big pot to cook it in for hours. As simple as that. I usually make 2 portions, so 8-9 liters of this so I have enough in our freezer too.
It can be kept in the fridge for a week – make sure that you boil the soup before every time you drink eat – or for months in the freezer.
It can not only be used as soup, you can use it for flavouring meals using small portions of it.
- 3kg chicken carcasses, lamb bones or beef bones
- 2 onions
- 2 carrots
- 1 parsnip
- salt and pepper
- 1-2 nutmeg
- a few dried bay leaves
- fresh or dried parsley
- hint of lemon juice
- Place all ingredients in a big pot with cold water. The water level should be a few cms above the bones.
- Place a lid on the pot and boil the soup.
- Once its boiling, reduce the heat to the lowest, keeping the lid on and cook for 6-12 hours or even longer.
I usually take out the chicken carcasses after 30 mins and remove the meat if it has bigger chunks on them. I can then either add back in to my soup when I eat it or use it for a chicken salad for example.
As we are all, I am also rushing in the morning to get to work. Therefore I found this an extremely easy way to still eat nutritious food either at home or on the way to work. It is always a bonus point that it can be enjoyed hot or warm.
I know, the idea might sound odd, to drink bone broth in the morning, but trust me, once you get over this obstacle in your mind, you will enjoy it! x