Last week we discussed the benefits of collagen and why it’s absolutely vital that you include this protein in your daily diet. Because collagen is mainly found in the bones of chicken, beef, and fish, it takes a little creativity to extract the protein so you can consume it. Our favorite way to get at this health-boosting protein is to make bone broth.
This recipe uses beef and chicken feet, which are optional, but make the broth more gelatinous; however, you can use beef, chicken, or fish bones, or any combination of the three. The key is to let the broth simmer for an extended length of time, at least 24 hours if you’re using beef bones. This allows all of the marrow and collagen to come out of the bones and into the broth.
What You Need:
- 3 lbs beef marrow bones
- 2 chicken feet (optional)
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
- Enough water to cover
What To Do: