Easy Bone Broth

Photo by Bailey Zygutis

by Bailey Zygutis, Nutritionist, Vitruvian Fitness

Bone broth is rich in glycine, an amino acid that helps the body produce collagen. Collagen helps to protect the bones and joints from injury and may even improve skin elasticity. Now that’s a beautiful broth!

  • 2 lbs Bones (of your choice)
  • 2 tbs Butter
  • 1 head Celery
  • 1 Yellow onion
  • 10 cloves Garlic, lightly smashed
  • 4 lg Carrots
  • 2 tbs Apple cider vinegar
  • 6 qts Filtered water
  • Pink salt (to taste)

1. This recipe was made in an Instant Pot and is also suitable for crockpots.

2. Instead of sautéing veggies in-pot, you can use a large frying pan to cook veggies 5-10 minutes (until onions slightly caramelize) before adding to crock pot.

3. Using “sauté” setting, heat Instant Pot and melt butter.

4. Dice onion and add to pot with the minced garlic, stirringly occasionally.

5. Chop celery and carrots into 1/4 inch pieces and add to pot. Once onions have slightly caramelized, switch to “manual” to prepare for pressure cooking.

6. Toss in bones, salt and vinegar; then top with filtered water.

7. Cook 140 minutes in Instant Pot or 6-8 hours in a crockpot on high.

Serves 10-12 | Prep Time 3 hrs