Bone Broth – Liquid Gold

My current craze..

Bone broth is my most recent obsession. I refused to make it for so long thinking it would be difficult and time consuming, but I was wrong! At its core, this recipe take less than 10 minutes and only 2 ingredients (not including the water!).

Recipe and method…

First grab your slow cooker and some bones. I prefer beef bones because it makes a more gelatinous broth but chicken frames were on sale recently #thriftydogmum.

Place the bones in the slow cooker.

chicken frames

My 5.5L Slow Cooker with about 2kg of chicken frames

Fill the slow cooker with as much water as is needed to fully immerse the bones.

immerse the bones

Next, add 1/4 cup of lemon juice.

lemon juice

You can also use apple cider vinegar. This type of acid is required to take those nutrients from the bones and into the broth for your pup to enjoy. 

Put the lid on, put the slow cooker on “low” and then let it sit for about 12-24 hours.

slow cooker

Good things take time so let it sit for 12-24 hours or so. 

After this time, you’ll see a juicy, meaty broth!

meaty broth

Once cool, strain the liquid through a sieve to remove the bones. There will also be some cooked meat attached, you could carefully take meat and give it to your dog. I threw out the chicken meat and bones but when I made the beef broth the previous time it was easier to take the meat and give it to my pups.

I’ve read that you could even take the cooked bones and place them in a food processor to form a fine powder to serve to your dog. Although it would be a wonderful boost of calcium I don’t want to risk breaking my processor!

With the gorgeous goldy/browny liquid that you’ve made, you can place it in a jar and refrigerate for up to a week, or alternatively place in containers and freeze. 

goldy/browny liquid

Liquid gold!

When making your bone broth you could add different supplements to add more nutrients to the broth but this basic recipe is what I make for my dogs. They love the meaty flavour and it’s a great addition to their food.

The amount of broth you give your dog depends on it’s size. I have two large huskies so they get 1/2 cup of broth once per day. 

Why bone broth?

Bone broth is a mineral rich stock that are high in phosphorus, magnesium, collagen, calcium and gelatin. These are helpful in promoting gut health, joint health and immunity. 

I hope you have a chance to make this broth and adding it to your dog’s diet results in better bowel movement, less itchy skin and better movement. 

Here’s to helping your dog live and move better


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