The Benefits of Bone Broth

Mother knows best! This is a sentiment that was shared most likely with you while growing up and while she may not have always been right, she was right about the benefits of her homemade chicken noodle soup when you were sick! 

When you think of Immune health, your digestive system likely wouldn’t be the first thing that comes to mind. However, did you know that 70% of your Immune system resides within your digestive tract?

The good news is though bone broth helps strengthen your immune system by helping repair leaky gut due to the high amount of collagen found in the bones and cartilage of animals, which is extracted during the cooking process. Collagen helps by providing the amino acids to rebuild and strengthen the gastrointestinal tract that is damaged by leaky gut.

If you’re interested in getting creative in the kitchen, see the recipes below and try making your own. Pressed for time? Nature’s Emporium has got you covered with two easy, delicious and healthy options made by our very own team with the best of ingredients. Our fresh house-made Beef or Chicken Bone Broth on shelf in our meat department and NEW on tap at Juiceppe’s Cafe, inside all our locations!

Homemade Miso Bone Broth

Homemade Miso Bone Broth

Course Appetizer, Appetizer / Side, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Asian
Keyword bone broth, miso, soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes
Servings 3 liters
Author Stephanie Tucci

Ingredients

  • 2-3 kg Organic Chicken Carcasses or any Grass-fed Beef Bones (or use the saved bones from roasting chicken)
  • 2 tbsp Nature’s Emporium Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Organic Onion
  • 2 Organic Carrots
  • 2 Organic Celery Stocks
  • 1 tbsp Simply Organic Black Peppercorns
  • 3 Simply Organic Dried Bay Leaves
  • 6" piece Organic Ginger peeled
  • Âľ cup Tradition Miso White Chickpea Miso

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a large stock pot, except the miso and cover with cold water.
  • Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for a minimum of 6 hours. The longer they cook for the better.
  • Alternatively, you can add everything to a slower cooker, except the miso, and cook for 12 hours, for those that don’t feel comfortable leaving something on the stove longer than 6 hours, or have time restraints.
  • Keep an eye on it and skim away any foam that forms.
  • Once done, strain out the bones and vegetables and stir in the miso off heat, it will keep in the fridge for 5 days or you can freeze it for 2 months.

Always Organic Miso Bone Broth

Making this easier is an option. Just use our ready-made in-store Nature’s Emporium Bone Broth.

Always Organic Miso Bone Broth

Course Soup
Cuisine Asian
Keyword always organic, bone broth, miso, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Stephanie Tucci

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Nature’s Emporium Chicken or Beef Bone Broth
  • 1" piece Organic Ginger peeled
  • 1 tbsp Tradition Miso White Chickpea Miso
  • 2 Organic Spring Onions finely sliced

Instructions

  • Place the bone broth and ginger in a medium pot and bring it to the boil.
  • Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the miso off heat, you want to avoid over cooking the miso to keep the nutritional value.
  • For a fresh flavour, add in the spring onion before serving.

Bone Broth Reishi Hot Chocolate Elixir

Here’s another way to add bone broth in the form of your afternoon pick me up! You’ll get the added immune-boosting effects from the Reishi mushroom, due to it being an immunomodulator and also has antimicrobial properties, helping protect you from viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Bone Broth Reishi Hot Chocolate Elixir

Course Beverages, Hot Beverages
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk or milk of your choice
  • 1 ½ tbsp Botanica Reishi Hot Chocolate Mix
  • ½ tbsp Organika Bone Broth Powder or add 1 tbsp instead for more flavour
  • 1 tbsp Nature’s Emporium Coconut Oil
  • ½ tsp Simply Organic Cinnamon to taste
  • 1 tsp Shady Maple Organic Maple Syrup or sweetener of your choice, to taste, optional
  • ½ tsp Simply Organic Vanilla Extract
  • Cacao Powder for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once steaming and warm enough to your liking, pour into a blender.
  • Add the Organika Bone Broth powder, Botanica powder, ghee (or alternative), cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla extract and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until all the ingredients are combined, creamy and frothy. Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy!

Notes

Alternatively, you can substitute 1 cup of your homemade bone broth instead of the milk and bone broth powder in the recipe above.

Nicole Ensoll, CNP

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