Beef bone broth
You will start to notice a trend in a lot of the recipes I will be posting - a lot will involve bone broth! That’s because it is the most nourishing food you can feed yourself and your child! It’s easily digestible, nutrient dense and an incredible rich source of minerals - boosting immunity and lining our digestive tract. It is especially valuable as they contain gelatine which enables food to be digested more easily - which is why it is perfect to add to everything! It is especially valuable as they contain gelatine which enables food to be digested more easily - which is why it is perfect to add to everything! Broth is the perfect first ‘food’ postpartum!
Beef Bone broth recipe:
Bag of beef bones (very important they are organic grass fed - as you are leeching the minerals from the bones! Ask your local farmers market or butcher - the more joint bones the better or if doing chicken the feet and necks are very high in gelatine!)
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar (important to leech the minerals out)
An onion chopped with skin still on
Head of garlic skin still on
Any vege scraps you might have! Otherwise add 2 chopped carrots and 2 celery sticks
1. Add the all ingredients to a slow cooker or a large saucepan and fill with water until the water is covering all the ingredients.
2. Put on a low heat and simmer for as long as possible! I usually do mine in a large pot on the stove top and cook for 48 hours - you may have to keep topping up with water during the process as it will evaporate.
3. Once cooked remove all solids (bones/veggies) and drain through a sieve.
4. Allow to cool then scoop any solidified fat off the top - this fat can be stored in a seperate container in the fridge for a week and used to cook with!
5. Then either store in the fridge for about a week, or freeze it in portions! For babies I love to freeze in ice cube trays to quickly add to mashed veggies! I also freeze in containers or zip lock bags in 500ml portions to add to casseroles/soups/ cook grains in etc!