Similar to how I do smoothies, I also get crafty with gut healing boosts for bone broth. So I put together 10 gut healing boosts for bone broth.
Basic Chicken + Beef Bone Broth Ingredients
Between my two bone broth recipes contained within The Leaky Gut Meal Plan: 4 Weeks to Detox and Improve Digestive Health, here is a total list of ingredients:
- apple cider vinegar
- bay leaves
- beef bones
- black pepper
- chicken bones
- garlic cloves
- olive oil
- red onion
- yellow onion
And no, no those are not all used in any one recipe. It’s just total ingredients.
Spoiler alert, though, you can grab both of those recipes for free.
Okay, now that we’re clear on that, here are 10 other things to add to your bone broth for (added) gut-healing purposes.
10 Gut Healing Boosts for Bone Broth
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To be perfectly clear, a great bone broth naturally contains collagen and gelatin. This is the main reason why bone broth is healing for the gut.
However, let’s say that, after you make your broth, it’s not “gelling” as thick as you’d like on top. This is a perfect opportunity to add a scoop of Gut Garden’s Collagen Peptides. Collagen helps restore and strengthen the intestinal lining. (Bonus: at checkout you can use my code, AGUTSYGIRL, to save 15% on the collagen.)
Same as above. Additionally, I will add that even if the broth is gelling the way you want it to, a little extra boost won’t hurt! Love, love, love the collagen and gelatin.
Try Perfect Supplements Bovine Gelatin HERE (use code ‘GUTSY10’ at checkout to save an automatic 10% on the gelatin).
One of my most favorite gut-healing supplements ever. Read: L-Glutamine for Gut Healing HERE.
Because my favorite L-Glutamine supplement comes in powdered form, this is extremely easy to add to bone broth.
You know what’s really magical about the probiotic I use? Just Thrive is heat stable up to 455 degrees. You can open the capsule and bake with it or put it in food or drinks. The spores are dormant in the bottle until ingested. Once the spores get to the intestines, they come alive and have the ability to read the microbiome and directly eliminate unfavorable and overgrown organisms.
What this means for bone broth is that, even when it’s super hot, you can open a capsule, pour the powder in, and it’s still going to be effective. Grab your high-quality probiotic HERE (use code ‘AGUTSYGIRL’ at checkout to save an automatic 15%).
Moringa has been known to provide the following benefits: treat inflammation, treat infectious disorders, aid in digestive functioning, and improve liver function. I used to buy it fresh, leave it out to dry, then grind on my own. Without access to a farmer’s market like the one we had in California now, I’ll buy it.
- HERE are some quality moringa brands to consider.
Turmeric is a total powerhouse. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory that I’m constantly referring to. 7 recipes in The Leaky Gut Meal Plan: 4 Weeks to Detox and Improve Digestive Health use it.
And I recently just got a message from someone that, so far, the Creamy Turmeric Veggies was one of her favorites from the book. Turmeric is always on our dinner table.
Liquid Coconut Oil with Garlic
Ginger is spicy strong, but in addition to adding great flavor it’s also a gut-healing boost. It is a digestive bitter and a natural prokinetic. It makes the perfect addition to any bone broths that don’t list it as part of the main ingredients.
Shallot benefits without the FODMAPs. This is great for people who want or need to take out the onions from a bone broth recipe.
A little, extra non-dairy “cheesiness” with an added B12 boost (B12 is great for those with a lot of fatigue.). THESE are some good Nutritional Yeast options.
When to Add the Gut Healing Bone Broth Boosts?
You can add the above 10 ingredients pretty much anytime during the process. To each is own.
However, here is what I do.
- turmeric (whole root and powder)
- Liquid Coconut Oil with Garlic
- ginger (whole root)
- Shallot Infused Olive Oil
- gelatin – however the key to this is that you have to add it to your cup or bowl super slowly, whisking constantly until fully dissolved (or it will clump)
- turmeric (powder only)
- Liquid Coconut Oil with Garlic
- ginger (powder only)
- nutritional yeast
And yes, the answer is yes. Even if you don’t want to make your own bone broth, you can add these boosts to packaged bone broth.
Just be sure you pick the best packaged bone broth. HERE is what I think is best. You’re welcome.
Want to try something really fun? Check out my DIY Mason Jar Table Centerpieces. You’ll notice some of the ingredients in those jars. It’s a super simple way to make sure they are always nearby!
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