Bone broths are popping up all over the internet and the grocery stores lately, and with good reason! They offer incredible nutrient-rich benefits for our body. Bone broths aid in gut health, protect joints, maintain healthy skin, boost detoxification, and support the immune system, just to name a few.
But even though bone broth really is worth the hype, whether homemade or store-bought, most of them out there are pretty much the same deal. So to shake things up a bit, Megs decided to give a green bone broth a try, and she was truly impressed! So impressed that we created this absolutely stand-out recipe to share with all of you.
Is bone broth already a nutritional powerhouse on its own? Absolutely! But add handfuls of delicious, great-for-you greens (like dandelion greens which are amazing for liver support) flavorful herbs, and a kick of ginger, and you’ve got yourself a wonderful twist on the classic bone broth packed with even more awesome benefits for a serious nutritional boost!
Making Our Nourishing Green Bone Broth…
Scroll down for the full recipe or watch our recipe video here!
We think homemade bone broth is far superior to store bought in both taste and nutrition (plus it’s easy to make and much cheaper), so we’ll walk you through making this super nourishing green bone broth recipe from scratch to add to your repertoire.
Keep in mind that this recipe was designed to be quick and simple, so our cook time ranges from 1 to 4 hours, but feel free to cook for longer (up to 24 hours) to draw out even more of the fantastic nutrients and flavor. And don’t be afraid to experiment with adding different greens and other healthy ingredients to make it your own. The base of this recipe is super versatile! (you can even use this broth to make a delicious soup)
Nourishing Green Bone Broth Recipe
- 1-2 chicken carcasses~bones from roasted chicken (or 2-3 lbs roasted beef bones or a combination)
- 3 carrots. 2 stalks of celery, and 1 whole onion, coarsely chopped
- 2-3 cloves whole fresh garlic
- 1 bunch fresh parsley
- 1 bay leaf
- 8 whole peppercorns
- 1 package prepared organic chicken or beef stock enough water to just cover the bones and veggies and enough water to just cover the bones and veggies
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (optional) the vinegar imparts no flavor but helps pull the nutrients out of the bones
- 1 tsp Celtic sea salt
- 4 Shiitake mushrooms (optional)
- Lemongrass (optional)
- 1 handful dandelion greens
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 handful parsley
- 1 handful cilantro
- 1 1 inch piece ginger, grated
Add bones, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, bunch of parsley, bay leaf, salt, peppercorns and optional mushrooms and lemongrass to a large pot.
Add apple cider vinegar if using and just enough liquid to cover bones and veggies. Bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer for 1-2 hours (or about 4 if using beef bones). Uncover and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
Strain and allow to cool. If a layer of fat has developed on the top, remove with a spoon and discard. Toss all ingredients except carrots, celery, and onions if making broth into soup.
Now that your base bone broth is ready, add the handfuls of greens, cilantro, parsley and grated ginger to your broth and bring to a boil.
Allow to cool slightly before putting in blender. Blend until you achieve a smooth consistency.
Enjoy this restorative broth to start your day with a burst of energy, as an afternoon boost, or use to make soup for a deliciously nutritious dinner. Anytime you choose to indulge yourself, we promise your body will be super happy! And Trust us, after trying out and experimenting with this recipe, you'll never need (or want) to buy the store-bought stuff again!
We cook this recipe for 1-2 hours (or 3 to 4 if using beef bones) but the longer it simmers, the more savory, nutrient-rich, and concentrated the broth will be, so feel free to cook longer (up to 24 hours)
This recipe is very versatile, leave out the additional greens and ginger for a classic bone broth, or get creative and pick your own ingredients.
Have you given this recipe a try? We’d love to know how it turned out. Leave us a message and let us know in the comments!