Oh, bone broth – the magical elixir. Have you ever wondered why chicken soup is heralded as a healing food?
It might just have to do with the broth.
Bone Broth Made Even Easier
Bone broth might just be the easiest thing to make. All you need is bones, some veggies, herbs, and water. You throw everything in the pot and let it sit over heat.
But there’s one way to make bone broth EVER easier. And let’s be honest – we all love shortcuts.
If you took advantage of all of those great Cyber Monday deals and bought yourself an Instant Pot, your bone broth making just got even easier.
This recipe uses the Instant Pot to whip this bone broth out, so if you’re ready to put yours to use – here you go!
What makes bone broth so great?
The quick rundown of the many benefits of bone broth includes:
- Joint pain
- Skin / Hair / Nails
- Immune System
Boosting Gut Health
- Decreasing Inflammation
But where do all those benefits come from? Bone broth is loaded down with vitamins and minerals that our body needs to function optimally. These include:
- Amino acids – Glycine, Proline, Glutamine
Bone broth is also rich in collagen. Collagen makes up 30% of the protein in your body. It is a component of tendons, ligaments, bones, skin, hair, nails, organs, vasculature, and cartilage.
As we age, the collagen in our body is reduced. Our skin and joints become thinner, tendons lose elasticity, bones weaken, and muscle atrophy. This is one reason why injuries are more likely to occur and take longer to heal as we get older.
Cellulite, wrinkles, and dry skin are also related to the loss of connective tissue.
Here’s the good news – bone broth is incredibly rich in collagen. Drink up and keep your skin, nails, and tendons feeling great!
You can, of course, find bone broth at the store or online. We recommend Kettle and Fire. But if you want to keep it homemade, this is the recipe for you.
Want to know more about bone broth and how great it is for you? Check out our article on Bone Broth.
- 3 pounds bones of your choice chicken, beef, or pork, or mix
- 1 onion halved
- 4 stalks celery
- 2 carrots peeled and cut into chunks
- Fresh herbs: parsley rosemary, or thyme
- lemon juiced
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
Put the bones in your instant pot with your veggies, herbs, and lemon juice.
Cover with about 8 cups of water, but don’t fill your pot more than about 2/3 full. Add salt.
Lock the lid and cook at high pressure for about 2 hours. Use the natural release to release the pressure.
Allow to cool and strain the broth. Store in sealed containers in the fridge, or freeze for longer storage.
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