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How to make bone broth

While there are many high-quality, pre-made bone broths available now, making your own bone broth at home is really easy and often more cost effective. To make bone broth, you need:



  • Grass-fed and/or pasture-raised bones (can be beef, chicken, pork, fish, or a combination) 

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 1 chopped onion

  • 2 chopped carrots

  • 2 chopped celery stalks

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • Filtered water



  1. Add bones to a slow cooker and drizzle apple cider vinegar on top. 

  2. Add garlic, onion, carrots, celery, bay leaves, and sea salt.

  3. Pour water over bones and vegetables until they’re completely covered.

  4. Cover the slow cooker and simmer for 12 to 24 hours. To make chicken broth, you'll need to simmer the bones around 12 hours, while it’s best to cook beef bones for closer to 24. (If you’re short on time, you can also make bone broth in the pressure cooker in about an hour.)

  5. Allow bone broth to cool slightly and strain through a cheesecloth.

  6. Discard bones and vegetable pieces and transfer broth to a glass storage container with a lid or glass Mason jars.

  7. Store in the refrigerator for 3 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.


This is a basic recipe that you can adapt to your tastes. Feel free to add extra spices or herbs to really bring out the rich flavor of the broth.

How to use bone broth 

You probably already know that you can use bone broth to make soup or sip it warm right from a mug. But there are other ways to incorporate bone broth into your diet:

  • Smoothies 

  • Juices

  • Condiments

  • Sauteed veggies

  • Gravy

  • Scrambled eggs

  • Tonics (like bone broth heated and mixed with turmeric)

  • Mashed cauliflower

  • Rice or quinoa (use bone broth in place of water)

Bon Appetit !

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