September 25, 2016
Bone Broth: Nature’s Recovery Drink
Bone Broth: Nature's Recovery Drink
Author: Nell Stephenson
Recipe type: Beverage
Nourishing, healing and delicious, but did you know bone broth, served chilled can also serve as the perfect recovery drink after a long workout? If you've already transitioned yourself into a fat-burning machine, why insult the temple that is your body with a sugar surge found in all too many recovery drinks? Serve it on ice and enjoy it after a long session in the saddle or on the trail!
- 4 pounds bones, such as those from cuts of meat high in collagen, like marrow, knuckles and feet(the more variety the merrier! Use up all your leftovers)
- 1 head garlic, cloves separated, smashed and skins removed
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar*
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 quarts water
- Fresh herbs of your choosing- try oregano for its natural anti microbial properties!
- *following a real Paleo diet? Skip the vinegar and sub lemon or lime juice!
- Preheat oven to 450
- Roast bones until browned and crispy
- Remove and reduce oven to 200
- Place all ingredients in large Dutch oven
- Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce and simmer gently
- Place in oven and cook at least 12 and up to 24 hours
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Discard solids and strain remainder in a bowl through a colander.
- Let stock cool to room temperature, cover and chill.
- Portion out into serving sizes to suit your use and freeze remainder.
- Use within a week or freeze up to 3 month