We’ve got a scrumptious homemade bone broth recipe for you to sip on to get your collagen needs met.

Homemade Collagen Rich Bone Broth Recipe

The healing powers of bone broth seem to be making waves as a new health food fad, but the truth is bone broth has been used for centuries to treat many ailments. While research is limited as to what exactly bone broth can do, fans of the savory drink claim that it aids in reducing inflammation, processing digestion, promoting weight loss, and alleviating joint pain.

Each of these bone broth health benefits may be due to the rich amount of collagen present in bone broth. Bone broth is made by boiling meat bones, marrow, and the connective tissues of the muscles for a long time, and extracting the nutrients from the bones, including collagen, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

Be sure to purchase bones that are high-quality, grass-fed, and organic (if possible). You can talk to your local butcher or meat purveyor at your local farmers market to find some of the best quality bones.

Pork bone broth is one of the most inexpensive at-home broths you can make. You can also make your broth with leftover chicken bones from a whole roasted chicken, fish bones (which are rich in iodine!), or beef bones that you can purchase from your local butcher to make this bone broth recipe.

  •  Servings: Depending on the size of your pot, between 10-20
  •  Ready In: 8-10 hours
  • Several organic pork bones (4-5 small bones and 1 shoulder bone will work)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 onions peeled and chopped in half

  • 4 carrots, peeled

  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 15 whole peppercorns

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  1. Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot. Sauté onions, carrots, and garlic for about five minutes (or until softened).

  2. Add bones and fill the pot with cold water.

  3. Toss in bay leaves, peppercorns, and salt. Bring to a boil.

  4. Turn down the heat so that the broth gently simmers for 8-10 hours, stirring occasionally.

  5. Strain ingredients through a mesh strainer, squeezing out any extra broth from the ingredients.

  6. Store in clean mason jars. Allow cooling. Seal, label, and freeze.

Health Benefits
  1. Extra virgin olive oil: high in healthy, monounsaturated fats and rich in antioxidants, EVOO has anti-inflammatory properties and supports healthy weight maintenance.

  2. Onions: contain 20% of your vitamin C recommended daily allowance and are rich in antioxidants, folate, manganese, and potassium to help reduce inflammation and fight infection.

  3. Carrots: are rich in beta-carotene and high in fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. They’ve been shown to improve eye health and reduce risks of macular degeneration.

  4. Garlic: may help lower your risk of heart disease, reduce cholesterol levels, prevent certain cancers, and decrease the risk of blood clotting.

  5. Peppercorns: are rich in potassium, which aids in digestion. Peppercorns are believed to help prevent intestinal gas from forming in the gut.

  6. Bay leaves: improve digestion, aid in respiratory conditions, and have anti-inflammatory properties that may help prevent cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

  7. Pork bones: are rich in collagen and calcium. They are believed to help improve digestion and skin elasticity due to the presence of collagen.

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