Soups are just great and are a perfect solution for a healthy lunch. But soups made with the homemade broth are simply the best!
According to Dr. Axe ‘Bone broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine, and proline. The collagen in bone broth heals your gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation’.
I am making soups all my life. We always have soup for lunch, and I mean ALWAYS eat homemade soup. Why? Because it is delicious, nutritious, and very easily digested. Also, it is easy to hide some vegetables in it for those little people who do not want any 🙂 And yes, they moan, they complain about soup. I did too when I was a child. But you know what – I just ignore my kids moaning. Same as my mum did with me many years ago, and I keep going with the homemade soup as the only lunch option. Because I know how good it is and how happy our stomachs are to get this option daily!
Hence, soups are great but only a few years ago I was introduced to the benefits of the homemade bone broth cooked in a slow-cooker and you need to know about this too! My daughter was suffering from eczema and I was advised it could be caused by the leaky gut syndrome, therefore, I need to strengthen her gut with homemade bone broth.
I found out that bone broth helps with various conditions:
- Treat leaky gut syndrome
- Overcome food intolerances and allergies
- Improve joint health
- Boost immune system
- Reduce cellulite
According to Dr. Axe, here are the benefits of the bone broth:
- Protects Joints
- Good for the gut
- Maintains healthy skin
- Supports the immune system function
- Boosts detoxification
- Aids metabolism and promotes anabolism
And now is the time to get your hands on this amazing recipe! The quantities are only a guide and really not necessary to follow it blindly. You can add more veg and a variety of different veg, use different bones, reduce the amount of water used in the broth – you really cannot ruin it. Just trust yourself 😉
Bone & Veg Broth by Agne
Serves: 2-2.5 liters
Level: super easy
- 2 carrots
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 medium onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 500g. – 1kg beef or chicken bones
- Pink Himalayan salt
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- various dried herbs*
- fresh herbs (parsley, basil, dill, rosemary etc.)**
- 3 liters of alkalizing water pH9.5
- Chop vegetables in medium chunks. Not need to peel carrots, garlic or onions.
- Soak all vegetables in Strong Alkaline water pH11.5 to clean off all the chemicals off the vegetables.
Place the bones in your slow cooker. The bones normally fill up about 1/3 of the slow-cooker. But you can use as much or as little as you want.
Add your clean vegetables to the slow-cooker. You can also add vegetable scraps into your slow-cooker. You’ll be straining these out before consuming the broth.
Fill the slow-cooker with Alkalising water pH9.5. Season with a generous amount of salt, black pepper, and herbs.
Add vinegar (you won’t notice the taste, it helps to extract nutrients from the bones).
Cook on low heat for 18-28 hours for the chicken bones, 24-72 hours for the beef bones.
Strain the broth through a strainer and cool. A good broth will usually have a layer of fat on the top and will gelatinize when thoroughly cool. You can remove the fat with a spoon if you wish.
- You can freeze half of it in a container for the next batch of soup or just make a really big pot that will last you a few days!
*This is optional but adds a lot to the great taste. Use what you have.
** This is optional too and use either dried or fresh or both – depending on what you have.
Now all you need to do is make the soup! It will be soooo delicious but most importantly it will be super nutritious!
Lots of love,