Bone Broth Vegetable Soup

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This fantastically tasty soup with its gelatin-rich broth has many natural health benefits.  Simmering bones in water releases powerful nutrients, including bone marrow, that can help suppress inflammatory activity, heal microscopic wounds throughout the body, and help with the development of healthy joints, bones, ligaments and tendons as well as hair and skin.(1)  Bone Broth Vegetable Soup can also help address diarrhea so you can skip the dangerous over-the-counter pills! Choose your preferred bones from 100 percent grass-fed cows, bison, lamb or organic poultry bones, and enjoy it for lunch or supper as part of your diet essentials.

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds beef or poultry bones (with no meat) from a local, organically fed, free range cows or chickens.
  • 2 organic onion (diced)
  • 2 organic zucchini (diced)
  • 2 organic beet (diced)
  • 4 organic carrots (diced)
  • 4 organic celery stalks (diced)
  • 6 organic fresh garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 cup fresh organic cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence (secured in a herb bag or cheesecloth to prevent getting loose)
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Add beef/poultry bones, 1 organic onion (diced), 1 organic zucchini (diced), 1 organic beet (diced), 2 organic carrots (diced), 2 organic celery stalks (diced), 3 organic fresh garlic cloves (chopped), ½ cup fresh organic cilantro (chopped), 1 teaspoon finely ground pink Himalayan sea salt, 1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence,  and Freshly ground black pepper to a large stock pot. Then add filtered water until the vegetables and bones are covered.
  2. Bring water to a boil, making sure to stir occasionally, then place on simmer for 3-4 hours.
  3. Strain all the bones and vegetables from the soup so that all you have is the broth.
  4. Then, add in the remaining ingredients and let sit in the hot broth over night (this will slowly and gently cook the vegetables that you’ll end up eating to preserve the nutrition content).
  5. Store in refrigerator and only reheat what you need for that particular meal, adding some organic brown rice or quinoa for a more hearty soup.

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Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website, DrHardick.com, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More