For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you'll know already that I am a firm believer in Bone Broth, or as I like to call it, Liquid Gold. I didn't always know about the benefits of Bone Broth, until I researched it and tried it for the first time. It was about 2 years ago when I first tried this amazing Liquid Gold. There are so many different types you can make too and they have amazing health benefits as well.
For those of you who aren't familiar with bone broth, let me break it down for you a little bit. The Aesthetic Collagen that you get from it. We all want to feel younger right? Or look Younger Right? Well guess what, bone broth can make you feel amazing and confident and sexy. The collagen in Bone broth helps with skin, hair and nails, so hey, why not right? And you don't need any kind of procedure done to get that collagen into your skin, you literally just drink the liquid gold and over time you'll notice a difference in hair, skin and the growth of your nails.
Here are the different types of broth you can do:
Beef Bone Broth
Beef is full of rich flavor and helps give you strength and stamina. It can also help you feel stable and at ease. Beef is actually my favorite.... I have noticed that the Beef actually gives me the most Gelatin (don't be alarmed by that thick gelatin consistency after it's cooled! that's what it's suppose to do!)
Chicken Bone Broth
Chicken is the immune booster, just think about what we eat when you're sick. Most of the time it's probably going to be a soup and for most its Chicken soup. We all love it from kids to adults. Chicken broth is also the most versatile for cooking with.
The Fish broth I actually have not made yet, but it's mostly of fear of that fish smell in my house. I know how good it is for you too, but I'm so nervous about making it, I haven't brought myself to making it yet..... I will definitely make it soon so I can share it with you all. The Fish broth is so beneficial for your health because it gives you those wonderful omegas and 6 essential fatty acids, you know, the stuff that everyone takes those fish oil pills for, but in liquid form... say goodbye to those daily pills and just broth it up.
Most of the Collagen is from the meats in broth, but for those of you who are vegan or vegetarians, you can still do vegetable broth and you are still getting high nutrients from all the vegetables.
Why the Apple Cider Vinegar you ask? With a low pH, the apple cider vinegar acts as a solvent, helping to pull calcium and other minerals from the bones as it simmers.
As part of my Arbonne 30 days to Healthy Living, guess what???? The amazing Liquid Gold Bone Broth is totally acceptable.... So you know what I do? If I start to get hungry, I broth it up. I warm up an amazing cup of broth and just drink up. It's filling, and it can help tie you over until it's time to eat your next meal. I am a total snacker, I will admit it, but this magical broth or for those of you who are part of the Arbonne family, you may have heard it referred to as Alkaline Broth. Why is it called Alkaline you ask, well here it is... Alkaline is to help maintain proper pH levels (the measure of acidity or alkalinity) in the blood. The blood pH of human is naturally slightly alkaline. The immune systems, internal organs, digestion, and other bodily functions will work better if your pH is within the right range (7.35-7.45).
So, what's in it you ask, well tonight I did chicken bone broth, so here's what goes into this beautiful concoction. You can also change it up a bit too. I usually have leftover veggies from my last shopping trip, so I usually see what veggies I have on hand and use those veggies I have in fridge (the ones that aren't bad.) Sometimes it's tomatoes, mushrooms and always a wide array of herbs. Beef Bone broth is definitely my favorite for flavor, but I usually use what bones I have or what I'm planning on meal prepping for the next week. I have made several different bone broths, and each batch has had an amazing richness in flavor.
Chicken Bone Broth
- 5-Pound chicken (organs & gizzards removed, but keep the neck for flavor in broth)
- 3 large carrots
- 3 large stalks celery
- 2 heads garlic
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 large yellow onion
- 2 teaspoons real salt (I like using Pink Himalayan salt)
- 2 teaspoons peppercorns (more if you want a little spice in your broth)
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 small bunch parsley
- 2 oz chunk fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Storing your Bone Broth: