I don’t know about you, but this winter my immune system has been tested a couple of times, so I have engaged all the tools I had to ensure I don’t get too ill, and bounce back as soon as possible. One of the tools I’ve used is this nourishing bone broth...
This broth has done wonders for me, it is packed with vitamins and minerals, and is a good source of collagen which supports strong nails, hair and skin, as well as our digestion. When you think that most of our immunity lies in the gut, then it’s no wonder it can also boost our immune system. If you want to read more abut its benefits, click here for a very detailed article.
I have a manual pressure cooker but this broth can be cooked in a cooking pot, slow cooker, or electric pressure cooker.
- 1 kg beef marrow bones (if you can get them from an organic meat supplier that's great)
- 1 peeled onion
- 1 peeled celeriac
- 2 peeled parsnips
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to the pot, cover with cold water and simmer on low heat for at least 6 hours if you’re using a pressure cooker, or 8 hours is you’re using a normal pot or a slaw cooker. The longer the bones simmer, the more nutrients are released.
- At the end just stain the bones and vegetables out, and you will be left with a delicious broth.
- You can store it in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a week. Alternatively, you can freeze it in ice cube trays, then transfer the frozen cubes of broth to a resealable freezer bag where they will keep for 6 months.
This broth is so versatile: you can blend it into a veggie soup, or cook your rice/quinoa with it, or make a yummy sauce, the options are endless. I like its taste a lot, so I just pour it into a mug and enjoy its rich flavours.