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#TreatThursday: Medicinal Bone Broth

Bone broth is a powerful concoction filled with many nutritional benefits, which is why I’m sharing this recipe today. It’s like soup for the soul, only better. What I love about this potent drink is that it can be shared between you and your pets. All you have to do is save the salt for your own serving!

I make bone broth regularly and supplement them into Alaska’s meals. Some people recommending only feeding bone broth for a day to replenish and heal your dog’s digestive system, but unless your dog has tummy upset and needs a day-long fasting, you can simply add some bone broth into their meals to boost their health and immune system.

You can add any bone of your choice from any animal you’d like, such as pork necks and chicken feet, but I like to use beef marrow bones as they’re packed with that good fatty marrow that is so nutritious for pups.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of beef marrow bones
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • fresh or dried herbs (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place marrow bones in a crockpot and fill with water.
  2. Turn crockpot on high.
  3. Add in apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add turmeric, garlic, ginger, and herbs. Stir gently.
  5. Place lid on and let cook for 12 hours.
  6. Strain the broth to separate the bones from the liquid.
  7. Discard the cooked bones.
  8. Serve the bone broth warm or freeze in ice cube trays.

 

The apple cider vinegar (preferably with the “Mother”) is crucial in this recipe for optimal extraction of the nutrients from the bones. I also add in fresh and/or dried herbs to add some flavor and additional vitamins and minerals. Once your broth is done cooking, I like to freeze in ice cube trays and and feed at mealtime. Otherwise, you can portion into airtight containers and store in the refrigerator.

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Fresh bone broth ready for the freezer

 

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2 thoughts on “#TreatThursday: Medicinal Bone Broth

    1. You’re very welcome! Even though it’s #TreatThursday, bone broth is more than just a treat for me and Alaska. We’re both not getting any younger so I am always cooking a pot of bone broth to keep us as healthy as possible. 🙂

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