Updated: Apr 6
Bone broth is always my go-to whenever I feel a cold coming on or when I just need to give our digestive system a break after a weekend of indulgence. This sipping broth always hits the spot and is super nourishing - I feel healthier with each sip. While I usually make it for a light lunch or dinner, I will unabashedly drink it for breakfast often during the cool winter months out of a steaming mug. Mmm! It's just delicious.
Technically, you can buy and drink any bone broth off the shelf after heating it, but I like to doctor mine up with a little added flavor. The below recipe is what I typically always do, with the optional items being more elaborate additions, for when I'm truly sick (give me alllll of the garlic or ginger!), or if I am sitting down and spooning the broth, I'll add cubed avocado. Typically, I drink bone broth straight from a mug or put it in a to-go mug and take it on the road, just as I would a coffee.
My favorite bone broths on the market right now are Bonafide Provisions (which you can usually find in the frozen section at most grocery stores - Whole Foods always has it), as well as the Trader Joe's brand (which is in the refrigerated section near the salads).
24 oz (1 bag) chicken or beef bone broth (Bonafide Provisions)
1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1/2 Tbs. ghee (we really like Fourth & Heart original flavor)
2 Tbs. lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
Salt + Pepper to taste
1/2 an avocado, cubed (optional)
1 cube of raw ginger (optional)
1 clove of garlic, minced (optional)
Heat entire bag of bone broth in a saucepan over medium heat. Once it's boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and add ACV, ghee, lemon, salt + pepper, garlic and ginger (if using). Gently mix, and let cook for a few more minutes to let the flavors meld. Put broth into a bowl or a mug and, if using, top with avocado. Enjoy!