Chicken Soup for The (Diastasis) Soul

The Fall Season is upon us and we at Diastasis Rehab know that there is nothing better than warming up from the chilly weather with a nice warm bowl of soup! For those of you worried about how your nutrition impacts the rebuilding of your connective tissue, we decided to post a simple chicken broth recipe!

Bone broths are a great source of collagen, glucosamine, glycosaminoglycans, and glycine, which are all nutrients that are vital to the health and repair of connective tissue.

Slow Cooker Bone Broth Recipe

(From Mommypotamus Blog: http://www.mommypotamus.com/how-to-make-bone-broth/)

Ingredients

  • 1 – 1.5 lbs chicken/beef/lamb/fish bones
  • 1 small onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 – 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 5 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 1 TBSP vinegar for chicken bones, 1 TBSP + 1.5 tsp for fish, 2 TBSP for beef (apple cider vinegar recommended)
  • Enough water to cover the bones
  • ½ tsp peppercorns, optional
  • 2 chicken feet, optional

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Mesh Strainer

Instructions

Note: If you are using meaty beef bones, you’ll want to roast them in the oven at 350F for about 30 minutes before starting step one.

  1. Place bones in a slow cooker with veggies, salt, and peppercorns
  2. Pour in enough water to cover the chicken
  3. Add vinegar according to the meat requirement (see ingredients)
  4. Turn slow cooker on low and cook for the recommended amount of time:
    • Chicken bones: 8-24 hours
    • Beef bones: 8-72 hours
    • Fish bones: 6-24 hours
  5. When desired, strain the broth and discard the bones, vegetables, and peppercorns. Pour broth into jars and store in the fridge.
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