Health Coach and Blogger Kim Wilson Reveals the Many Benefits of Bison Bone Broth
Posted on 10 January 2018
By: Certified Health Coach Kim Wilson
Bone broth is a term that is becoming more popular and building curiosity. With the incredible health benefits which it offers and the simple way to make it, there is no surprise it’s making its way to more homes and health conversations.
Bone Broth contains a high collagen content and is an excellent source of minerals. It helps to improve gut and digestive health, supports joint health, boosts detoxification, supports brain and immune health, helps to improve sleep and reduces inflammation.
With inflammation contributing to many health issues, bone broth is a great addition to your “preventative toolbox.” In addition, bone broth improves the appearance of healthy skin, hair and nails. Something many struggle with this time of the year due to the colder winter months and harsher weather conditions.
Bison bones are a top choice for making homemade bone broth because of the incredible health benefits which bison provides. Grass fed bison is an incredible source of Omega-3’s, Vitamin E and has high levels of CLA. Conjugated Linoleic Acid is shown to be a fat blocker and anti-carcinogen. With all of these benefits and more, lean bison meat is a top choice when preparing your own homemade bone broth.
When it comes to making your own broth, keep it simple. The process is pretty easy and you can add in whatever ingredients you prefer. Choosing grass fed bones, like the ones Gunpowder Bison sell, is very important. Before preparing your broth, roasting your bones will provide additional flavor. Once your broth has been cooked and cooled, it can store in the fridge for up to 7 days or freezes well for up to 6 months. Many like to use bone broth for soups, add it into recipes or serve it alone.
Try this simple and easy Slow Cooker recipe at home. Your home will smell incredible over time and your body will reap so many health benefits.
SLOW COOKER BONE BROTH RECIPE
- 2-4 lbs of grass fed bison bones
- 4 stalks of organic celery, roughly chopped
- 4 organic carrots, roughly chopped
- 1 large organic onion, cut in half and quartered
- 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
- 2 Bay Leaves
- Handful of fresh herbs (parsley is a popular one)
- 4 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar (helps pull out more of the goodies from the bones)
- 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
- Dash of salt (or more if desired)
- Filtered water
- *Optional: Chicken Feet
- Roast your bones in a dish or on a baking sheet at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Turn your bones half way through the cooking time. Roasting these hearty bones is important! This process delivers a beautiful color and TONS of flavor.
- Place your bones of choice into your slow cooker.
- Add in your veggies, garlic, bay leaves, salt and pepper (if desired) and apple cider vinegar. Fill your crock pot with filtered water, leaving about an inch or two of room at the top. Some of the liquid will slowly cook down, so don’t worry about it boiling over.
- Set your slow cooker to Low Heat and cook for 24-36 hours. Don’t worry about overcooking.
- During the last 30 minutes, add your fresh herbs. Some people like to add the garlic here or choose to add it to the ingredients in the beginning. Discover what works for you and your taste buds.
- Once the broth is done to your liking, turn off the heat and allow it to slightly cool. Carefully remove and discard bones and any additional ingredients with a slotted spoon.
- Using a colander, strain the rest of your broth into a bowl. Scoop out any additional pieces that still may be present.
- Ladle your broth into jars and refrigerate promptly. Mason Jars are great for storing in the fridge. If you’re freezing your broth, do so now. Depending on how often you plan to enjoy it, you may want to freeze half of the batch and refrigerate the rest.
Note: Once the broth has cooled, you will see the fat rise to the top. This is a healthy fat. If you do not desire to consume it, wait until the broth has chilled in the fridge. It will form into a chilled layer and can easily be removed.