Immune Boosting Bone Broth

This easy recipe requires little effort but will provide an extra boost for your immune system. Bone broth makes our guts stronger so it can prevent invaders that make us sick or cause food sensitivities.  

Add bone broth to other recipes like mashed root vegetables or cauliflower, soups, sauces and gravies, stewed meats or just drink plain. 

Course Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Soup
Cuisine Low FODMAP

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Organic or pasture-raised chicken wings and drumsticks (Using chicken wings and drumsticks will yield a richer broth that is higher in gelatin due to the collagen/connective tissue.)
  • 1 Gallon Filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp Sea salt
  • 4 Stalks Celery, ends removed
  • 2 Carrots, ends removed
  • 3 Scallions, ends removed
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. 1. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Cook on low for 12-24 hours. Alternately, cook on high for 6-12 hours to speed up the process. To develop a delicious intense roasted chicken flavor cook 24–48 hour. If water evaporates, add enough water to top off the crock pot so it remains full. 

  2. 2. Strain out the meat and bones using a slotted spoon. Place the drumstick meat into a separate container and pull off of the bone for use in other recipes. Discard bones.

  3. 3. Store broth in the fridge for up to a week. Use in recipes as needed or drink by itself. It will “gel” once refrigerated for a few hours — this is a good sign and indicates a high gelatin content.

Recipe Notes

Those with a histamine intolerance will want to cook your broth quickly as more histamine is released with a longer cooking time. If you have a poor reaction to bone broth this is likely why. To modify the recipe, either boil ingredients for one hour or less, or use a device like an InstaPot to allow the flavors to meld rather quickly without increasing the amines. Other gut healing protocols will also help reduce your histamine intolerance. 

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Gluten is a protein that is found in the grains wheat, rye, and barley. People living with celiac disease cannot eat gluten at all, even in the tiniest amounts, as it destroys their intestinal wall. This damage can prevent people from absorbing nutrients into their bodies. Other people may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity in which the body responds poorly to gluten. This can lead to gaps in the intestinal lining that allow larger food molecules and organisms like bacteria to leak into the bloodstream. Keep in mind a gluten-free diet is not necessarily a “weight loss” or “healthy” diet but can be therapeutic if indicated. There are many ways to test for celiac and gluten sensitivities; talk with Sally today for more information.