There are many health benefits to drinking bone broth, such as improving gut health, reducing inflammation, and boosting immunity.
This bone broth has a rich, savory flavor with a hint of acidity from the apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
Both types of bones will work well for this recipe, but I prefer to use bones with marrow because they add more flavor to the broth.
Here’s our favorite, healthy bone broth recipe to try at home:
- 2-3 pounds bones It can be from a chicken, turkey, pheasant, lamb, beef, pork or other; marrow bones with all the tendons and cartilage are best.
- 10-12 cups water
- 1- 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice The vinegar’s/lemon juice acidity helps draw the minerals from the bones.
- 3-4 cups vegetables optional — It can be any leftover vegetables you already have; include colorful, green leafy vegetables.
- Any favorite herb or spice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place bones, vegetables, herbs, salt, and pepper into a crockpot, or a big pot. Pour in water and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
- Allow the ingredients to simmer for about 24 hours, or for a minimum of 12 hours (simmer longer for beef or pork bones, less for chicken or smaller bones).
- Remove and discard the bones, strain out the vegetables, pour the broth hot into airtight glass jars, allow to cool and refrigerate.
- Use/drink broth within a few days.