No Frills Bone Broth

slow cooker bone brothBone broth according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the important Qi (Energy) building foods & increases vitality (as long as you are not a vegetarian sorry!)

Here is a very simple no frills bone broth that cooks away in the slow cooker all day or all night depending on when you want to eat/prepare it…

You can purchase yourself some organic chicken legs (3 for about $3 a packet in the ol’ supermarket or other organic source) and either or also some organic lamb shanks from the same, not as cheap but still reasonable for organic due to being not too much meat on them, and its the bones you want to extract all the nutritious minerals from.

Preheat the slow cooker on high and sling in just the meat bones, and either in the morning or overnight, cook on high for 1 hour, then boil up some water & add in enough to fill half the slow cooker.  Keep on high then…

Chuck in some celery carrots and whatever veg you like, with the important ingredient of apple cider vinegar (chuck in a huge splash, probably around 2 Tbsp) which encourages the minerals out of the bones and into your water.

Then leave to cook all night or all day & you have both a healthy meal for when you are home, or you can wait for it to cool and store it in a pyrex dish (which maybe frozen then defrosted the night before you are going to cook up a nice soup or casserole to add it to) in the fridge for the next Qi building meal, or…

Another option is to put into ice cube trays and freeze so they can be taken by bite sized pieces and added to soups (ensuring they are cooked thoroughly – boil then continue to simmer for 5 mins) or for those doggy people… added to your little precious one’s meal which provides a nourishing addition to a raw meal who will LOVE IT!!!  dog wagging tail