Bone Broth- Liquid Gold

Ox tail bone broth with some yummy fat...recipe adapted from Natural Solutions for Digestive Health. 

Ox tail bone broth with some yummy fat...recipe adapted from Natural Solutions for Digestive Health. 

In our household, we call bone broth "liquid gold".  It's a wonderful way to get healthy and healing compounds into the gut to help restore and heal the lining.  You can make your bone broth out of the following bone types:

  • Beef bones (or we call ox tail)  preferably from grass fed cows.
  • Wild game of any kind, if you are so lucky to get them out of the backcountry!
  • Poultry, chicken or turkey - use the neck, skin, and all bones.
  • Seafood, heads, tails, and bones of fish, fish heads.  

To make your broth, place the bones of choice in a 6-7 quart slow cooker/crock pot.  Cover completely with COLD water and then 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar. (this helps bones release collagen- very important step!) 

For more flavor, add vegetable such as onions, carrots, celery, garlic, greens, garlic, herbs.  

Cook overnight or 8 hours, and then strain out all solids, pouring the "liquid gold" into glass jars, or ziploc containers for the freezer.  Once it is totally cool, skim off the fat and then store immediately in 2  to 4 cup portions.  

Use for all soup bases, or eat alone.  This is the best gut healing food around!