by Dr. Will Cole
Everyone is talking about bone broth these days, and even though it’s trendy now, bone broth is an ancient superfood, used in traditional societies around the world for generations as a potent and nourishing food medicine. It is also one of the foods that I recommend to my patients as a tool to aid in healing from gut problems such as leaky gut syndrome, candida overgrowth, and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
Typically, bone broth is used in hot soups and stews, but this can get boring if you’re interested in having it a few times each week. Time to change it up! Let’s get adventurous with your brothing and have some fun with this microbiome-healing potion.
Here are nine of my favorite ways to get bone broth into your day that have nothing to do with soup:
1. Add to smoothies
Sounds strange, right? Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. The natural sweetness of fruits used in the smoothie will hide the savory flavor of bone broth. Instead of adding liquids like juice or almond milk into your morning smoothie, bring in the broth! You also can freeze bone broth into ice cubes and add them into your favorite superfood smoothie recipe.
2. Dilute juices
This is a great way to cut down on the fruit sugars of juices! Add one part bone broth and three parts fresh-pressed juice to get a refreshing gut-healing beverage. You can also freeze this and make bone broth and juice ice pops!
3. Chill out with gazpacho
On warmer days, or after a hard workout, the last thing you are probably in the mood for is warm bone broth stews. Gazpachos or cold soups, using a little bit of bone broth as part of the base, is a great idea for a refreshing but nourishing meal.
4. Bulk up condiments
Mix a little bone broth into condiments such as ketchup and mayonnaise to get a healing boost along with extra flavor.
5. Reheat leftovers
Instead of using a microwave, add a little warm broth to yesterday’s leftovers and heat it over the stove to steam your meal back to life.
6. Elevate your stir fry
Add some bone broth to the pan when you are sauteing vegetables to infuse your stir fry with some gut-healing goodness.
7. Make gravy
Add a little arrowroot starch to some hot bone broth in a pan for some gluten and grain-free gravy.
8. Power up scrambled eggs
Want some fluffy, scrambled eggs in the morning? Add a small amount of bone broth (no more than a teaspoon per egg) in place of milk or butter and scramble as usual for an even more nutrient-dense breakfast.
9. Double the power of healing tonics
Add an inflammation-busting ritual to your day by whisking turmeric powder into hot bone bone broth and sipping it from your favorite mug on a cold day.
We hope you will enjoy these creative ways to consume bone broth. While you’re at it check out more bone broth recipes that aren’t soup!
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