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Day 16: Making bone broth!

Why is bone broth awesome? Well, it contains everything we need to produce strong skin, nails and bones. Lots of proteins and fats, it’s basically the closest we can get to eating bones, other than making actual bonemeal.

Making bone broth is actually very easy and much better than store bought broths. All you need is some bones, water and a pot. That’s it!

Simply put the bones in the pot, cover with water, and boil for 12+ hours.

If you have a pressure cooker, that’s even better. You’ll only need to boil it for 4-6 hours to get a good amount of nutrients out of the bones.

How do you know when it’s ready? Well, the broth should be nice and oily and fatty, and should smell super rich. The best sign however is the bones themselves. If they’re soft and you can break them with your hands, you’ve got most of the nutrients out of them and your broth is ready to drink.

Salt to taste.

Optional: Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, helps draw the nutrients out. You can also flavour it with whatever spices you want. Once the broth is ready, I like to add some organ meats to it like tendons and tripe and boil them up for 30 minutes or so and eat it all together.

Nutrition is a key component in this fight, make sure you’re eating well.

Here I’ve got beef neck bones and oxtails. I add in the tendons and stomach later 🙂

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