How to Make Homemade Bone Broth

I love to cook.  I'm all about making yummy things that don't require a lot of time but are also delicious. Who likes to eat food that isn't good? Um NO ONE.

One of my favorite things to make is homemade bone broth.  Not only is it good for you, it tastes amazing especially in the colder months.  What I love most about bone broth is the health benefits it provides.  Bone broth improves gut health and as most of you know, your immune system is in your gut (digestive track).  A happy digestive system = happy life because no one has time to get sick or feel like crap.

Some other benefits include:

- improves immunity
- fights inflammation
- promotes weight loss

just to name a few.

I use an Instant Pot for this because the process only takes 2 hours.  You can also do this in a crock pot or on the stove but I don't like leaving my home with the stove on.  Plus, there are so many other recipes you can make in an Instant Pot.  Get one! You will NOT be disappointed.

Enough small talk, let get to this incredibly easy recipe.

What you need:

- Soup bones, rib bones, really any type of beef bones.  (The whole point of this process is to break down the nutritious marrow found on the inside of the bones so any will do.  You can find some in your meat section of the grocery store or ask your butcher for bones.)
- 1/2 white onion
- a few stalks of celery
- a few whole carrots
- salt (this is personal preference.)
- handful of peppercorns
- organic apple cider vinegar with "The Mother".
- 2-3 garlic cloves

Obviously, this is a very precise recipe. ;-)

What to do:

- Place bones in your Instant Pot
- Add onion, carrots, celery, salt, peppercorns.
- Add enough water in the pot to cover everything.
- Add about 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar (make sure it is organic and has "The Mother" like this one.
- Put the lid on and turn on your Instant Pot to manual, high pressure and cook for 2 hours (120 mins).  Make sure the valve is turned to "Sealing" and not "Venting.
- The Instant Pot will automatically turn off and on to a warm setting once the time is up so even if you are not home, it will keep your broth warm.

Once it is done,  you can let it cool and store in an airtight container to use within 1 week.  (I    typically will drink 1 cup in the morning on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning.)

Let me know if you make this!  I'd love to hear how you like it and if it has made any improvements in your health.



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