Let’s talk bone broth for a second. I love a nice hot cup of nourishing bone broth. This ginger turmeric bone broth recipe is perfect if you are fighting a cold or simply snuggled up on the couch on a Sunday night. It is quite nourishing on its own, or you can use it as the base for a hearty soup. Did you know that there are bone broth nutritional benefits that can be ultra-healing to your body? I love to make a delicious bone broth tea and relax with a book.
What are the benefits of bone broth protein?
So what exactly is bone broth? Bone broth protein is a delicious stock made by boiling chicken or beef bones with water, allowing the mixture to simmer for several hours. This allows the nutrients from the bones to be extracted into the water, creating a tasty and nourishing broth.
Some remarkable benefits of bone broth protein include helping promote healthy collagen of the skin, providing nourishing amino acids and minerals that can help build muscle. The gelatin in bone broth has been shown to improve digestion and regulate blood sugar levels. It can even help prevent muscle soreness after a strenuous workout or run. The proteins in bone broth are easily digestible, which can help quickly build and repair muscles.
Is bone broth healthy? Bone broth is a terrific way to nourish your body with vitamins and minerals. If you are feeling under the weather and don’t have much appetite, turmeric bone broth latte is the perfect simple drink to provide your body with collagen, a protein source that will help support the healing process.
What are some ways to use bone broth?
It is often used as the basis for many soups, stews, or sauces. You can even add it to a smoothie for extra nourishment and protein. Simply add one or two tablespoons to any smoothie recipe.
BONE BROTH TURMERIC LATTE
I also love to make a bone broth turmeric latte. This healing drink is not only good for when you feel sick, but also as a replacement to my morning coffee. It’s ultra healing and nourishing, like a warm hug on a cold, brisk morning.
Why use bone broth & turmeric as a “health drink”?
Is bone broth anti-inflammatory? The gelatin from the chicken or beef in bone broth is naturally anti-inflammatory. Is it OK to take turmeric and ginger together? I love to add turmeric and ginger to improve my immune system and digestive health. Turmeric is a root in the ginger family with anti-inflammatory benefits and pain relieving benefits. By adding turmeric with a nourishing bone broth, you have a fantastic “health drink” that benefits and helps alleviate pain associated with inflammation. Try adding in a squeeze of lemon to add some extra vitamin C. I love adding lemon to many of my soup recipes anyway.
DRINK THIS GINGER TURMERIC BONE BROTH TEA AS A REPLACEMENT TO COFFEE ON MORNINGS WHEN YOU FEEL A COLD COMING ON
Bone broth is a liquid made by simmering the bones and connective tissue to release the marrow within the bones. This results in a flavorful and nutrient-dense broth.
Typical broths are simmered for anywhere between 12 and 48 hours. The longer you simmer the broth, the more nutritious and flavorful it becomes. I like to use my slow cookers to make this chicken or beef bone broth with turmeric recipe.
BONE BROTH NUTRITIONAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Bone broth is rich in vitamins, minerals, and nourishing compounds like collagen and glutamine. There are so many amazing benefits of turmeric and ginger bone broth. Drinking bone broth can promote healthy joints, improve immune function, and heal the gut.
FRESH GINGER ROOT
Ginger is terrific at reducing nausea and upset stomach. Studies have also shown ginger has protective effects against stomach ulcers (1). Ginger also helps block bacterial infections due to its anti-fungal properties. This is why I love eating raw ginger whenever I feel under the weather. Studies have shown that ginger extract was effective against drug-resistant bacteria (2).
Turmeric is an impressive spice I love to cook with for the anti-inflammatory benefits. The active substance is curcumin, which helps lower inflammation within the body. Turmeric is also beneficial in boosting skin health. It can help decrease acne and scarring.
What is turmeric and ginger good for?
Turmeric and ginger are both commonly used in many recipes, including bone broth tea. They can be found in various foods, like curries, soups, stir-fry’s and egg recipes. Turmeric is also excellent for skin care and can be applied topically to the skin or consumed as a tea for its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is often used in Chai, a hot tea where it is added to enhance the flavor of the tea. It can also be used in many dishes.
So, why should you add turmeric to your bone broth? Bone broth with ginger and turmeric together has great benefits to your body. It not only gives off a beautiful hue to your broth, but also, as noted above, you will be incorporating nourishing anti-inflammatory turmeric benefits to a delicious base for chicken soup or healing drink.
Why should you add black pepper when you use turmeric? Whenever you cook with turmeric, always add in a pinch of black pepper. Black pepper helps maximize the absorption of curcumin. This helps increase the anti-inflammatory properties.
RECIPE KEY NUTRIENTS
Protein | Collagen | Calcium | Iron | Potassium | Vitamin A | Vitamin C | Magnesium | Phosphorus
GINGER TURMERIC BONE BROTH RECIPES (Chicken or Beef Option)
- 1 pound of chicken or beef bones
- 4 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 1 yellow onion, rough chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, smashed
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 slices of fresh ginger
- 1 handful of fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- Salt to taste (add in after cooking).
If you have the time, try roasting the bones in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. This step is unnecessary, but definitely enhances the flavor of the bones you use. Place bones in your slow cooker. You can also use a large stockpot, but I find it so convenient to use a slow cooker.
Add in the rest of the ingredients, except the salt. Cook in the slow cooker on low heat for 10-12 hours.
Add in salt to taste. Remember to start with less and increase to desired taste. Strain the broth through a fine sieve into containers. Let cool before placing it in the refrigerator.
Refrigerate for a few hours. Spoon off the fat layer on top of the broth, discard. Stir in the turmeric. Reheat the broth before serving. This is delicious to drink on its own, or as a base for a turmeric bone broth soup and stew.
HOT NUTRITION TIP
Vinegar helps release more nutrients from the bone marrow.
Note: Please note ‘Tips’ above for suitable substitutions, storage advice, and more!
If you make this chicken or beef ginger turmeric bone broth recipe or if you try it as a tea in the morning, let me know in the comment section below. Did you learn anything about bone broth nutritional benefits? I would also love to hear what you think, or take a photo and tag me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva
- Wang Z, Hasegawa J, Wang X, et al. Protective Effects of Ginger against Aspirin-Induced Gastric Ulcers in Rats. Yonago Acta Med. 2011;54(1):11-19.
- Karuppiah P, Rajaram S. Antibacterial effect of Allium sativum cloves and Zingiber officinale rhizomes against multiple-drug resistant clinical pathogens. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2012;2(8):597-601. doi:10.1016/S2221-1691(12)60104-X