Is the title less than appetizing? That’s only because you haven’t tried it! …Or you are vegetarian/vegan. If that’s the case… Sorry! Avert your eyes… I totally understand. When I was a vegetarian (I spent 16 years as one and 5 of those a eating a vegan diet), this would have made my stomach turn, but fast forward to now, and this just makes me go wahoo!!!
Anyway, I’ve had sick people in my home since Christmas. Mostly bad colds and sinus issues, but now I’ve got one with a fever that has been down for the count the past couple of days. And I’ve seen a million facebook posts (REALLY, about a million) of other people sick. They are everywhere!
So, this is the perfect time to talk about the amazing benefits of bone broth! Mmmmm. Just thinking about it is making my mouth water. Too bad it won’t be done until tomorrow.
Side note… Have you read that there is a new Bone Broth Takeout Window someplace in New York? Amazing!! Someone really needs to open one here. Anyone? Please? I would seriously be there every day!
Alright, let’s get down to the nitty gritty, and talk about why you might want to make this. Bone broth is truly a health tonic. The cider vinegar in the recipe pulls out minerals from the bones that your body is craving; which are then easily absorbed by you. Not only does it contain calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and other trace minerals. It even contains glucosamine and chondroiton. I don’t need to tell you what a good thing that is for your joints!
My body goes bonkers when I drink this stuff! It’s like my cells start doing cartwheels and yelling cheers as I’m slurping it down. I can’t get enough of it! I drink a mugful before my breakfast, and then throughout the day as a snack. It’s terrific for gut health as well.
I make this mineral powerhouse of deliciousness about once a week. And with this recipe, you can too! I allow it to sit on my counter top in the crockpot for a few days.
Oh, Did I mention how ridiculously easy it is to make? Well, it is!
Pop your leftover chicken bones and any meaty bits still left, into your crockpot.
Add water — just to the top of your bones.
Pour in the cider vinegar and salt.
Set your crockpot on for the longest time. Mine runs for 10 hours, then switches to a keep warm position. I start it at night, and get to enjoy it first thing in the morning.
You can make soup, sauces, etc. with it, or just enjoy it by the mugful like me!
To your health!!