Bone Broth

Bone broth is something I always have in the house. I use it in cooking as an alternative to stock and I drink it hot.
It's full collagen, gelatin, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and potassium; and has many benefits including the following.⁣⁣
- Can be a great remedy for the common cold⁣⁣
- Reduces inflammation and therefore eases pain ⁣⁣
⁣⁣- It's rich in collagen which is great for our joints and aging skin⁣⁣
- Heals the gut and supports probiotic growth ⁣⁣
⁣⁣- Helps the natural detoxification process ⁣⁣
⁣⁣- Improves sleep⁣⁣

Some useful info for you -

- Roasting the bones first gives great flavour and texture. I freeze leftovers from roasts and use these. Make sure you include the skin too! Feel free to add wings or necks as they will add a heap of collagen to the broth.⁣
- Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Fresh or ground is fine, but ground is more concentrated so more of the good stuff - Curcumin which is the main active ingredient in turmeric.⁣
- Leaving the skin on the onion adds a deeper colour to the broth and more nutrients.⁣
- Fresh ginger is great for your digestion and immune system. ⁣
- Black pepper is a must in this recipe as it helps the Curcumin in the turmeric to get absorbed in the bloodstream.⁣

AuthorJenni FrenchYields10 Servings
 2 roasted chicken carcasses⁣
 2 carrots, chopped (don't worry about peeling them)⁣
 2 celery stalks, chopped⁣
 1 onion, quartered (leave the skin on)⁣
 5 cm ginger, chopped⁣
 10 garlic cloves (you can leave the skin on these too)
 1 tbsp ground turmeric⁣
 1 tsp black peppercorns⁣
 ½ tsp rock salt⁣
 3 sprigs thyme⁣
 3 sprigs parsley
 1 bay leaf
 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
 water to cover

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker.


Pour over water, you want enough water to cover everything.


Slow cook on low for 15-24 hrs, the longer the better!⁣


Strain and keep liquid.⁣


Freeze and defrost as needed. I freeze a couple 500ml portions (great of soup bases) and the rest in a muffin tray for smaller portions to drink or use in place of stock in cooking.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 250 ml

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g2%
Net Carbohydrate 0.8g1%
Protein 3.5g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.