Benefits of Bone Broth
Bone broth is a wonderful, traditional food rich in minerals, collagen and amino acids, nutrients often lacking in the standard American diet. As a part of gut healing diet, or simply used as warm, winter drink, drinking cup after cup can get a little boring.
How to Make Bone Broth
We prefer to make bone broth in an Instant Pot. So, whenever I’m chopping up some veggies for dinner, I’ll pull out a ziploc freezer bag and load those peels, ends and leaves in there. And, when I’m making a chicken roast, I’ll add those bones in there, too.
Then, I set it to cook on high pressure for 2 hours. Once the 2 hours is up, I let the pressure release naturally (it takes about 15 minutes) and voila!
Strain the broth and discard the bones and veggies and you’re left with the most beautiful, golden broth!
Brands of Bone Broth We love
If making bone broth is not an option for you, you can certainly buy high-quality pre-made bone broth from the store. Check out your local natural grocers for store-made bone broth (usually in the freezer section). Or you can buy it online, we love Kettle and Fire brand.
5 ways to make bone broth taste great
Once you’ve made the generic bone broth recipe from above, you can doctor it up to taste many different ways. Here are some suggestions we love:
1. Brighten it up.
Use some fresh squeezed lemon, sea salt and fresh black pepper to brighten up the rich flavor of the broth.
2. Make it rich and creamy.
Add a teaspoon or so of either organic, grass-fed ghee, grass-fed butter or coconut oil to add some healthy fat and make the broth a bit more filling.
3. Add some Asian flavors.
Freshly grated ginger, lime, sriracha and some finely chopped green onion add lots of flavor.
4. Make it decadent.
Add 1/4 cup coconut milk, juice of 1/2 lime and fresh cilantro for a creamy, Thai version.
5. Make an egg drop soup.
Bring broth to a strong simmer. Crack 1 egg into a small bowl and beat. Next, whisk the simmering broth clockwise until a whirlpool effect occurs. Slowly pour the egg into the broth and let cook undisturbed. Finish soup with 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (or sea salt, to taste) and black pepper. Top with green onion, if desired.
What else can you do with your Instant Pot bone broth?
- Use it instead of water when you’re cooking rice or pasta – It adds flavor and nutrients.
- Cook your vegetables in it.
- Use it as a base for your favorite soup recipes.
- Add it to your mashed potatoes to keep them moist.
We hope you enjoy these ideas enough to make your own bone broth weekly! We love to sip it in an over-sized coffee mug in the middle of the afternoon as a little pick me up.