Looking for a bone broth recipe that is simple and effective at maintaining your health during winter months? My clinic's nutritionist, Erica, created this delicious bone broth recipe to support our patients as we prepare to go into winter months. Bone broth is a rich source of immune supporting minerals and vitamins, which is why many people choose to make it a daily staple in their diet.
This recipe features Kettle & Fire's Chicken and Mushroom Bone Broth. I'm a big fan of using food as medicine and have partnered with Kettle & Fire to give my readers a special discount on their first order of bone broth.
Here are the top 12 reasons I recommend bone broth.
12 Reasons to Drink Bone Broth
#1 Calm Mood. Glycine is an amino acid that helps calm the nervous system, making you feel chilled out.
#2 Boosting Collagen. Bone broth is rich in collagen, which supports healthy joints. Collagen makes up a significant percentage of your body's protein.
#3 Amazing Skin. Being rich in collagen, amino acids, which maintains healthy skin. This is partly why bone broth is you may have heard bone broth called an anti-aging food.
#4 Stop Leaky Gut. Rich in glutamine, bone broth supports a healthy gut by feeding your cells exactly what they need to be at their best.
#5 Hormone Balance. The minerals found in bone broth support hormone balance. Other nutrients found in bone broth have also been found to stimulate hormone production that enhances muscle and skin repair. Read this article if you're looking to balance hormones.
#6 Great Sleep. The nutrients in bone broth promote healthy sleep by providing your body with the essentials to make healthy hormones and neurotransmitters. Sleep is absolutely essential in maintaining health and creating incredible hormones.
#7 Regulate Blood Sugar. You can maintain healthy blood sugar levels by sipping a daily cup of this nutritive elixir. Balancing blood sugar is key to better moods and hormones.
#8 Boosting Metabolism. Bone broth promotes muscle growth. People with healthy muscle mass burn more calories every day. More muscle = More metabolic activity
#9 Better Digestion. The glycine in bone broth supports healthy stomach acid and bile production, which helps you get the most nutrients from your food and keeps your digestion healthy.
#10 Immune Support. Bone broth was traditionally used by ancient cultures to beat the common cold. It contains immune supportive nutrients, like zinc, which help your immune system do its job. You can read more about bone broth and autoimmune disease here.
#11 Lower Inflammation. This nutrient dense beverage helps you maintain healthy immune function, which results in balanced inflammatory response.
#12 Better Brain. The brains is made of about 60% fat. Bone broth contains healthy fats that support a healthy mind.
Hot & Sour Soup Bone Broth Recipe
From Erica: This bone broth recipe captures the wisdom of traditional remedies. It’s a fusion of hot and sour soup, an ancient Chinese remedy, along with healing benefits and nostalgic comfort of chicken bone broth. Kettle and Fire Chicken Bone Broth with Medicinal Mushrooms is combined with seaweed to provide an extra boost to the immune system. I recommend this bone broth anytime someone’s beginning to feel under the weather, and people often tell me it’s a mainstay in their winter wellness protocol.
1 16-ounce box Kettle & Fire Chicken and Mushroom Bone Broth
1 strip (6-inch long) kombu seaweed, rinsed
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 tablespoon coconut aminos
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 cup green cabbage, sliced then, loosely packed
2 green onions, green parts only, sliced thin
½ bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons kimchi
Optional: You can add sliced peppers for additional spice or a squeeze of lemon for a bit more sour.
- Pour the Kettle & Fire Chicken and Mushroom Bone Broth into a small saucepan. Add the kombu, garlic, and ginger, and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and remove the kombu. Add the coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, toasted sesame oil and stir.
- Place the sliced cabbage into the saucepan and cover. Allow the cabbage to steam for 3 minutes. The cabbage should be softened, but not completely wilted.
- Ladle the soup into two serving bowls.
- Divide the green onions and cilantro amongst each bowl. Place 1 tablespoon of kimchi in the center.
- Serve and enjoy!
Leveraging Food As Medicine with Erica
As part of our core clinical team, Erica supports our patients in optimizing their diet to reach their health goals. Erica works with women struggling with hormone imbalance, acne, difficult periods, and thyroid disorders. She provides guidance, recipes and meal plans to balance their hormones, create clear and beautiful skin, banish PMS, and enhance natural thyroid function.
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