Updated: Oct 30
Collagen bone broth is a nutritious and flavorful beverage that can be enjoyed on its own or used as a base for various soups and recipes. Here's a basic recipe for making Collagen Bone Broth Soup:
2-3 pounds of beef or chicken bones (necks, knuckles, and feet work well)
1 onion, peeled and halved
2 carrots, washed and roughly chopped
2 celery stalks, washed and roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 cups water
2 cups of your favorite vegetables (e.g., kale, spinach, broccoli, or cauliflower)
1-2 tablespoons collagen powder (adjust to your preference)
Prepare the Bones: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the bones on a baking sheet and roast them in the oven for about 30-40 minutes until they turn golden brown. This step enhances the flavor of the broth.
Simmer the Broth: Transfer the roasted bones to a large stockpot. Add the onion, carrots, celery, minced garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, sea salt, and apple cider vinegar.
Add Water: Pour in 4 cups of water or enough to cover the ingredients in the pot.
Simmer: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Allow it to simmer uncovered for at least 6-8 hours for chicken bones and up to 12-24 hours for beef bones. Skim off any foam that forms on the surface during the first hour of simmering.
Strain the Broth: Once the broth has simmered and developed a rich flavor, remove it from the heat. Use a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to strain the liquid into a clean container, discarding the solids.
Prepare the Vegetables: Chop and steam your favorite vegetables separately until they are tender, but still have some crunch. Set them aside.
Combine the Collagen: In a separate bowl, mix 1-2 tablespoons of collagen powder with a small amount of hot water to create a smooth paste.
Combine Everything: Return the strained broth to the pot and add the steamed vegetables. Then, whisk in the collagen paste, stirring until it's fully dissolved.
Adjust Seasoning: Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with additional salt or pepper as needed.
To serve, heat the bone soup and enjoy it as a warm, nourishing drink, or use it as a base for stews, and various other recipes. Collagen bone broth is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients and collagen that can benefit your joints, skin, and overall health.
This collagen-rich bone broth soup is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients and benefits for your skin, hair, and joints. Make sure to store any leftover broth in the refrigerator for a few days or freeze it for longer storage.