Dr. Kristen Mitteness
For one to truly be healthy, the gut has to be healthy. The foods we choose to eat tell our bodies, internally, what is going on, externally. With the array of chemicals, medications and other toxins in our environment, our guts are often damaged. This can especially be noticed in people who are sensitive to food, have allergies or skin issues. Being advised to eat chicken noodle soup when we are ill has nothing to do with the noodles or even the chicken, but everything to do with the high nutrient and healing properties of the broth or stock. Soup bones are loaded with healthy fat, collagen, vitamins and minerals. Boost your immune system, feel and look great with this simple recipe!
You will need:
A crock pot or slow cooker
3-5 soup bones from a grass fed or pastured cow, lamb or pig. Alternatively, you can also use a poultry carcass. I use the bones from the chicken I order through Harvest Moon. They often have soup bones for sale, too, but order early! They sell out fast.
1/8 c apple cider vinegar
2 T salt
Enough water to fill the crock pot/slow cooker
Put all of the ingredients into your slow cooker. Set the temperature to low. Let it sit for a minimum of 12 hours and up to three days. Add more water as it evaporates (or you drink it). I drink mine like coffee in the morning or add it to my veggies to create a quick soup. It can be stored in fridge or freezer.