Bone broth is such a hot food trend these days. It is a flavorful liquid made from slow cooking animal bones in water along with other flavorful spices and aromatics. It is nothing new to professional restaurant kitchens that make their own stocks from scratch or home kitchens where mothers and grandmothers take the time to make their own secret broth recipe. But their health benefits have only recently been mass marketed and food manufacturers wasted no time putting bone broth products on the market.
The long slow cooking of animal bones in water allows a full extraction of all the minerals and nutrients from the ingredients used, most notably calcium and collagen from the bones that are essential for cell repair and healthy bone maintenance. Bone broth has also been reported to improve your digestion and immune system, maintain healthy joints and muscles, hair, skin, and nails, help keep a healthy weight, keep inflammation at bay, and help your body detox and much more. Click here to read my detailed article on “Health Benefits of Bone Broth” to learn more about why bone broth is the good natural medicine. 
As the saying goes “garbage in, garbage out”. For a nutritious bone broth, you do want to start with only the best ingredients. Choose organic wherever possible. Your local butcher should have leftover bones from breaking down a whole animal. Most of these bones end up in the butcher’s trash can. So I am sure most butchers will be more than happy to sell them to you at a nominal cost. Some might even let you have them for free for taking care of their otherwise “trash” for them.
This is one recipe that you can throw into your slow cooker and let it do its thing for hours while you are away at work or overnight while you catch up on your sleep. Use the ingredients listed in my recipe below as a starting guide. As you get more comfortable with making bone broth, this will become your perfect recipe to use up kitchen scraps.
The positive immune-boosting and healing effects on your body make this old-fashioned tradition worth reinventing.
Are you ready to make your broth today?