Bone broth is thought to be one of the most nutrient rich soup or recipe bases. The benefits of consuming bone broth can range from better joint protection to reduced inflammation and even better sleep. Sounding a bit like another therapeutic elixir you know of? CBD and bone both share some potentially therapeutic properties, making them a match made in heaven. Read on for Dr. Igor’s Homemade Bone Broth Recipe and consider adding a dash of CBD oil to mix.
Total time: 4.5 hours
Makes: 8 cups
- 6 lbs. of beef/veal bones
- 2 carrots, skin-on, roughly chopped
- 4 celery stalks, roughly chopped
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 thyme sprigs
- 1 tablespoon of whole black peppercorns
- 4-5 parsley stems
- 10 cups of water
- 1-½ teaspoons of salt
1.) Place all the bones in a large stock pot. Add enough water to cover the bones. Bring the water to a boil and let it simmer for 10 minutes so that all the impurities get removed from the bones. This results in a clear, not cloudy, broth.
2.) Strain the bones in a colander set in your kitchen sink and wash the coagulated blood and other impurities. Fill the pot again with 10 cups of fresh water or until the bones are covered.
3.) Place the black peppercorns, bay leaf, thyme, garlic and parsley stems in a tea bag. Put them in the pot of bones along with the chopped vegetables. Bring the pot to a boil and then let it simmer for 4 hours.
4.) After 4 hours of extracting all the flavor out of your bones, strain the broth through a strainer into another large pot. Bring this to a boil, then simmer. With a ladle, take away all the fat that rises to the top and discard. Turn the heat off and let the broth cool for 10 minutes.
5.) Line a funnel with a coffee filter, place it on top of an 8-cup mason jar or heat proof pitcher and strain the broth one last time. Let it cool for 20 minutes on your countertop or until the broth is room temperature. Consume now or later and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
This is a great base for so many recipes! There are a range of health benefits listed below. On way to up the therapeutic aspect of this bone broth even more is to consider adding some CBD oil. To learn more about cooking with CBD oil, click here. And click here for a high-quality CBD oil to try.
- Bones are rich in vitamins and nutrients. They are high in iron, vitamins A and K, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, fatty acids and iron.
- The high collagen content in bone broth great for the joints in your body and may improve your hair and skin health.
- Bone broth is also known to protect and heal the mucosal lining of the digestive tract. Glutamine, an amino acid present in gelatin, helps maintain the health of your intestinal wall, and can prevent against gut related issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers and leaky gut
- Glycine is an amino acid found in bone broth that may improve sleep by making you fall asleep faster and encourage a deeper sleep, making you feel well rested the next day.