CHICKEN & VEG BONE BROTH SOUP
Chicken Soup has always been the 'Go to' when you're sick, but we are starting to understand why! Here are just some of the Benefits of Bone Broth
*The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid which promotes healthy hair and nail growth as well as healthy digestion.
*It boosts the immune system, fighting infections caused by cold and flu viruses
*An anti-inflammatory that reduces joint pain
*High in calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients important for healthy bone formation
*An excellent source of several essential amino acids including:
Glycine: for DNA and RNA synthesis and digestive health. Helps blood sugar regulation and digestion, enhances muscle repair/growth by increasing levels of creatine and regulating Human Growth Hormone secretion from the pituitary gland.
Proline: Promotes skin elasticity and smoothness(Salma Hayek claims it saves her from resorting to Botox!)
Best of all, a good Bone broth tastes great and is also a great first baby food. Kids dig it too.
So Start Cooking!
Bones(with some meat)left over from a whole chicken OR/
4 Lbs of Chicken Neck, feet and wings
1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
4 Celery Stalks chopped
6 cloves Garlic minced
3 carrots chopped
1/4 Cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Habanero(scotch Bonnet) pepper
5 sprigs Fresh thyme(use one to tie up the others)
Handful of Fresh Parsley
4 cups Organic chicken or Vegetable stock
16-20 cups filtered water
Himalayan Salt and Black pepper to taste(1 tsp recommended)
1 Cup Organic Wild rice
5 oz Zucchini or Butternut Squash
4 oz Brussels Sprouts
1/2 Broccoli head
1/2 Cauliflower head
Immerge the Chicken bones in water with at least 2 extra inches to spare
Add The Vinegar and let sit for 30 mins(before you cook) so nutrients can be extracted
Bring to a boil and let simmer for 24-48 hours
Saute Onion, Celery on medium heat for 3-5 mins(until soft)
Add garlic for 1-2 more minutes
Add Chicken or Vegetable stock
Add Thyme, parsley, carrots, mushroom, broccoli and cauliflower
Add the rice now if you plan to finish the soup today. Otherwise, cook in a separate pot and add when ready to eat so it doesn't soak up all the water
Simmer for 1 hour to let the flavors sink in, then serve, nourish and enjoy!