Now, if that title and this photo don’t say top-o-the-morning-to-you, I really don’t know what would. It’s confession time, folks. I’ve been drinking marrow broth with my breakfast all week. If you think that sounds repulsive and barbaric, then maybe you haven’t heard that bone broth is the Eighth Wonder of the World. It contains obscure immunity-boosting nutrients that you’d be hard-pressed to find outside of a $30 bottle of vitamin supplements (Selenium! Magnesium! Zinc!). And besides, eating your nutrients is abundantly more efficient than swallowing them in pill form; that is, if you actually want to absorb any of them. Here are some of the corners of the internet my quest to learn about bone broth has taken me:
So fear not the weirdness of starting your day with a cup of hot coffee paired with a mug of steaming bone broth. I’ve been replacing my smoothie with broth this week, and my energy levels have been noticably higher. And is it just my imagination, or have I had several good hair days in a row (that’s a rhetorical question)? Hmm… Do your own experiement and see what a week of bone broth will do for you!
Bone Marrow Broth
One or two chunks of grassfed marrow bone (approximately .75 pounds)
2 tsp or more of salt
Enough water to fill your crock pot, with 1/2-inch of space at the top
Salt the bones a couple hours before, if you can. Then fill your slow cooker with water (Note: my slow-cooker holds about 8 cups; adjust yours accordingly). Turn it on low for 8-16 hours. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and heat up a cup every morning, or be less weird and make soup with it.