How do you take your bone broth?
That is the number one question I have for you, my fellow bone broth enthusiast.
If you're looking for delicious ways to spice up your cup of broth, look no further. I’ll share my personal favourites including herbs, spices, healthy fats and flavours.
You’ll also get three tasty recipes for the ultimate mug of bone broth at the end.
When to sip bone broth
Bone broth can be sipped anytime. A warm cup on an empty stomach is a great way to start your morning. The amino acids prep your stomach for incoming food which helps digestion.
Now let’s get one thing straight, I will never ask you to sub your morning coffee or tea for broth.
I love my coffee as much as you. I drink coffee in the morning and bone broth in the afternoon.
Bone broth is great in the afternoon or evening. It is great before bed as it settles your stomach and the glycine in the broth reportedly helps with sleep.
You can also do what I do and sip bone broth before exercise. In this case it is sipped in combination with Vitamin C. This ensures that the collagen from the broth will get shuttled into your tendons and joints.
For more info about why you might consider taking collagen or bone broth before exercise, read this.
The #1 mix-in your bone broth needs
We purposely do not add much salt when making our bone broth. Only a tiny bit of Natural Pink Himalayan. Most of our community says that you can’t taste it.
We purposely limit our salt because I feel like it is best applied by you. Your palate is different from the next.
What you find salty, others find bland. For this reason I recommend adding a touch of salt when sipping our bone broth. Try a bit first. Often you just need a pinch.
A pinch of salt works wonders for bringing out bone broth's flavour. I recommend sea salt or Himalayan.
Simply heat the broth, season with a pinch of salt and enjoy in your favourite mug.
Want to know which is better? Read about the difference between beef and chicken bone broth.
Fancy mix-ins for your bone broth
There are countless other simple and complex mix-ins to your cup of bone broth. I’ll outline them below by category.
Fats transform your cup of broth into a meal. They bring a richness and mouth feel that is hard to achieve without them. Fats also make your bone broth more filling and give you stable energy throughout the day.
Fats should be warmed first then mixed in or warmed together with the broth. I recommend that you blend the fats with the broth in a blender to ensure it mixes properly.
You can also use a milk frother, electric whisk or just an old fashioned hand whisk. The key is the mix well so that the fats emulsify into the broth as opposed to sitting on top of it.
For adding healthy fats I would recommend starting with 1 tsp first. Then adding more if you like it.
Healthy Fats of Choice
Goes great with beef broth in particular.
Medium-chain triglycerides. Are said to be easier to digest than other types of fats.
Adds a rich nutrition boost. High in choline.
A class of clarified butter that originated in ancient India. Tastes delicious
Rendered form of beef fat. Up until 1990, all french fries in restaurants were made using beef tallow. What a shame that it’s changed.
Rendered chicken fat version of beef tallow. My personal favourite fat to cook with or mix into bone broth.
Spongy tissue inside bones. Tastes very rich but hard to find.
Full fat coconut milk makes any broth decadent and delicious.
Spices & Herbs
Adding spices and herbs are easy ways to boost the flavour and nutrition of sippable bone broth. Dried herbs and spices works well if you’re in a pinch. However, nothing beats fresh herbs and spices.
Fresh grated or powder both work well. Learn more about ginger here. Stir it in and enjoy.
Potent anti inflammatory and great flavour enhancer. Powder is easier and less likely to stain on things. I’d recommend adding fat and / or black pepper with your turmeric as it is needed to help you absorb the turmeric.
Another anti-inflammatory and anti-viral powerhouse. Works best if minced, then sprinkled on your broth before drinking. The nutrition benefits of garlic benefits are void if it is heated and cooked too much. Dried garlic is great for flavouring too.
Great with beef broth. Can be incorporated (along with cloves and coriander) into a Pho broth.
One of my favourites for chicken broth. Nothing smells better than fresh rosemary in broth. Steep for a few minutes while you are warming your broth, then remove before drinking.
High in many nutrients and vitamins. Great in both chicken and beef broth. Chop it fine or steep for a few minutes then remove before you drink.
Great in any broth. Chop it fine and enjoy!
Adds a ton of flavour! Make sure it is finely chopped.
Herbs de provence
These need to be steeped in a tea strainer or tea bag for 10-15 minutes as you warm your broth.
Another one of my favourites. Roast garlic with oil, salt and pepper in foil in the oven until very soft. Remove garlic and press each clove out of the bulb. Puree roasted garlic with any broth for a rich flavour.
Squeezed lemon or lime
Brightens up any broth with the fresh taste of lemon or lime.
Thai curry spice or paste
Tiny bit (¼ tsp) goes a long way!
Apple cider vinegar
Add 1 tsp to your broth for a great taste.
3 Winning Combos from our Community
We’ve consulted our bone broth enthusiasts and come up with the top three mix-in recipes.
A quick interpretation of pho broth that you can make in 5 minutes. Simmer the following ingredients along with your bone broth in a pot for 5 minutes, then enjoy.
- 1-2 Cups Organic Beef Bone Broth
- ¼ Tsp ginger, dried (or 2 tsp fresh grated)
- ¼ Tsp coriander, dried
- ¼ Tsp cloves, dried
- 1 Sprig fresh cilantro, chopped fine
- ¼ Tsp cinnamon, dried
- Green onion to garnish, chopped fine
Thick and creamy. You can add in some cayenne or chili powder for a bit of a kick.
- 1-2 Cups Organic broth
- 1/4 Cup coconut milk
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 Sprig fresh cilantro, chopped fine
Feel Good Cold Buster
Feeling run down? This is my personal go-to whenever I get that tickle in my throat or a runny nose. It almost always stops an incoming cold it it’s tracks.
- 1-2 Cups Organic Broth
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- ¼ Tsp turmeric (or fresh grated)
- 1 Tsp fresh grated ginger (or ¼ tsp dried)
- 1-2 Cloves minced garlic
- Pinch cayenne
Did I miss anything? What’s your go-to sippable bone broth recipe or mix-in? Leave a comment and let me know.