Whether you're a seasoned herb aficionado or just starting your journey into the world of plant-based nourishment, this Vegan Herbal "Bone" Broth is about to become your new favorite ritual. I always have this bone broth on hand and will often make larges batches at a time. Pro tip: this bone broth freezes well and you can also pressure can it so that it's shelf stable!
This herbal bone broth is packed and I mean packed with all of the herby goodness you need to feel nourished and healthy. You can drink this by itself, or use it as a base for your soups, stocks, and curries.
Add onions, carrots, celery, and garlic, ashwagandha, astragalus, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, turmeric, and black peppercorns.
Pour in Water:
Add 8 cups of water to the pot, ensuring all the ingredients are submerged. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil. If you are using a crockpot, skip the simmer step
Simmer and Infuse:
Stovetop: Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for at least 1-2 hours. This slow simmer allows the herbs to infuse into the broth, creating a rich flavor profile.
Crockpot: Let the broth cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 4 hours
Strain the Broth:
Once the broth has simmered and infused, strain it through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to separate the liquid from the solids. Discard the solids.
Season to Taste:
Add salt to taste. Start with a small amount and adjust according to your preference.
Store in the fridge:
Pour the herbal "bone" broth into jars and store in the fridge for up to a week.
Ashwagandha Supports Adaptogenic Health:
Ashwagandha is renowned for its stress busting properties, helping the body adapt to stress and promoting overall well-being.
Astragalus May Boost The Immune System:
Astragalus Root may stimulate the immune system and protect against future infections.
Rosemary and Thyme for Antioxidant Boost:
Rosemary and thyme bring a burst of antioxidants, contributing to a healthy immune system.
Bay Leaves for Digestive Wellness:
Bay leaves offer digestive benefits, aiding in digestion and promoting a healthy gut.
Black Pepper Enhances Nutrient Absorption:
Black pepper not only adds a kick but also enhances nutrient absorption, ensuring you get the maximum benefits from this herbal concoction.
And there you have it, a steaming mug of an herbal "bone" broth crafted with love and nourishment. This vegan herbal "bone" broth is not just a recipe; it's a wellness ritual, inviting you to slow down, savor the moment, and treat your body to the goodness it deserves. Whether you're sipping it solo or using it as a base for culinary creations, this herbal elixir is a celebration of health, flavor, and the joy of mindful living. So, go ahead, brew a batch, and let the holistic journey begin. Cheers to your well-being!