By now, folks already know about the amazing benefits of adding homemade bone stock into our diet (especially during the winter).
But, for those of you that need a refresher, here you go:
- Easily absorbable nutrients and collagen to improve overall health and vitality
- Contains the amino acid glycine that supports detoxification, wound healing and brain function
- Rich in proline that helps reverse the artery blocking effects of lipoprotein
- Has been used for centuries in natural healing protocols to heal the weak and convalescent
- Long cooked stock contains high levels of glutamine that heals small intestine villi
I could go on, of course, about the benefits of bone broth, but that’s not what this article is about.
This article is specifically for the folks that tell me they do NOT have the time, energy or know-how to make a simple bone broth.
So, here’s what I say to you… enough is enough!
Get a crock-pot for goshsakes and start making this healing broth now. No more excuses!
It’s really easy.
How is this possible, you may ask?
Making a crock-pot stock doesn’t get any simpler than this…
First: start saving all of your bones, both cooked and raw (from naturally raised animals only). Every time you eat a meat meal either in your own home or at your favorite restaurant, save the bones. Put them into a freezer bag and accumulate them until you have 1-2 pounds. Separate each type of bones into their own bags: poultry, beef and pork.
Second: save your kitchen scraps. Meaning, if you peel and chop any vegetables – onion, scallions, leek, carrot, celery, parsley – put the scraps (onion skin and roots, ends of carrots, celery leaves and ends, parsley stems, etc.), into a freezer safe bag.
Third: once you have accumulated enough bones and scraps, put them them into a 6-7 quart Crock Pot. Fill with water. Cover, and set on high for 8-10 hours, then turn setting to low for an additional 10-12 hours. When it’s all done, strain the bone and veggie scraps and discard them.
By saving all of your scraps and bones, you can actually save your health, too.
You now have a delicious and nutritious bone stock that you can use to support your body in a multitude of ways: joint health, heart health, digestive health, brain health, and overall energy and vitality.
It’s easy enough, no?
No more excuses! It’s time to stock your crock-pot with nutrition and get cooking!
Here’s the recipe: Simple Crock Pot Stock
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.