Crockpot Beef Bone Broth and 2 Delicious "Latte" Recipes

Several times a month in the Campbell home, we cook a big batch of bone broth, or as some people call it “liquid gold". The benefits of bone broth range from healing digestive issues in the gut, improving skin conditions, assistance in management of auto-immune disorders, increasing joint health while decreasing pain, weight loss, improving hair, skin, and nails, enhancing workouts and improving recovery and hydration post-workout. And I’m sure there’s more.

Bone broth can a added nutritional punch for soups, stews, chili, marinade and even smoothies, as the liquid itself contains a more neutral flavor than you may think. My favorite way to use bone broth is drinking it straight or blended into a frothy, warm and comforting latte- more on that in a second.

It takes 24-48 hours of exposure to low heat to fully extract the collagen and minerals from the bones, so while this can be achieved on a stove-top set to “low,” I wouldn’t recommend leaving a stove on for that long a time. I use an old school, “Crock Pot.” The $25 investment has paid for itself 100x over.

While there are more and more brands of “liquid gold” filling the shelves of local supermarkets, I find it way more economical to make my own. You can order quality (grass-fed, organic, hormone free) bones online through a company like US Wellness Meats or shop locally, like I do. (What up Hook and Rail, Staten Isl!) Slow cookers and Crock Pots range from $20-$120, but i find a medium-sized Crockpot from Amazon/Target/Bed Bath & Beyond works just fine.

Add the following ingredients, set your slow-cooker to LOW and leave for 24-48 hours before straining for your homemade liquid gold.

Crockpot Beef Bone Broth

  • 3-5 lbs of Grass-fed Beef Bones

  • 3 Large Organic Carrots*

  • 3 Long Stalks of Organic Celery*

  • 1 Organic Sweet Onion*

  • A tablespoon of Himalayan Sea Salt

  • A Bunch of Fresh Herbs- I use Fresh Rosemary*

  • 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar (Helps to Draw Out the Nutrients in the Bones)

  • A Gallon of Filtered Water

    *Spend the extra $ on organic produce, if possible. While this isn’t important for some, you’re simmering these vegetables for a lonng time. You want the cleanest source you can find.

After 24-48 hours, let cool and use a strainer to drain the liquid and toss (or eat!) the remaining vegetables and meat. Bone broth will stay good in the refrigerator for up to a week, so most of it should be put into the freezer for later use.

Pro-Tip; Use Mason jars or BPA-free containers to store. BPA is dangerous and is used in most plastics, even “food grade.” Unfortunately, BPA leeches into foods and beverages at a significantly higher rate at higher temperatures. I get BPA-free containers from my local dollar store for about 25 cents each.

Again, once your bone broth is done, you can Google “Bone Broth Recipes", and find hundreds of different ways to use bone broth to nutritionally enhance many different recipes. You can use it to replace “stock” in soups, milk in smoothies, or substituent your morning cup of coffee for a truly medicinal, comforting beverage. Something I wouldn’t do. Coffee rules.

These are two recipes I’ve come up with that are full of healing ingredients and f***n delicious too. For this, you’ll need a blender and some common herbs, spices and sweeteners.

In a blender (I use a Nutrabullet), blend the following ingredients for 15-20 seconds for a warm, undeniably healthy and comforting beverage.

Savory Bone Broth “Latte”

  • 8-12 oz of warm, homemade Bone Broth

  • 1 Tbsp of Grass-fed Butter

  • 1 Tsp of MCT oil (keto friendly)

    A Pinch of the Following Adaptogens;

  • Turmeric, Ginger, Cayenne Pepper, Sea Salt & Black Pepper (Assists with the bioavability from the highly medicinal curcumin found in turmeric)

  • I also like to use a blend of 10-functional mushrooms a’la Four Sigmatic’s 10 Mushroom Superfood Blend for a potent dose of added nutrition.

  • A sqeeze of 1/4 Organic Lemon (for a splash of vitamin C- a necessary component in collagen production)

Or for a sweet tooth, try this

Gut Healing Vanilla Cinnamon Latte

  • 8-12 oz of warm, homemade Bone Broth

  • 1 Tbsp of Grass-fed Butter

  • 1 Tsp of MCT oil (keto friendly)

  • A few drops of Vanilla Creme flavored Stevia or a 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract & sweetener of choice

  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon and a dash of Pink Sea Salt

  • A scoop of Vanilla Collagen Protein (optional, for extra collagen and added sweetness)