The Benefits of Bone Broth (& Recipe)

Bone broth has been getting a lot of press lately and you may think it's a new fad, but in reality, bone broth has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years!  Bone broth is basically homemade chicken soup, but can be made with beef bones as well.  You can buy it in powdered form if you don't want to make it, but the following recipe you'll find to be very simple and easy to make.  Give it a try!  

Bone broth is rich in nutrients like gelatin and glycine, it helps to protect and heal your gut lining, skin and digestive tract, supports the immune system, boosts detoxification, and aids metabolism.

Vietnamese Pho Recipe

For the broth:

  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1" piece of fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 chili pepper, chopped finely

In a slow cooker, add the ingredients above and fill with water allowing to cook for 8-10 hours.

To serve:

  • 8 ounces dried rice noodles
  • 3 scallions or green onions, chopped
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 eggs

Boil the noodles and add the raw egg into the boiling water to cook for a few minutes.  Add with the above ingredients to a large bowl of broth and enjoy!

There are many variations of this recipe, but this is a beautiful marriage of big flavours that work wonderfully together.