Life Begins After Bone Broth, Bone Broth, Gut Healing
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10 Jun Life Begins After Bone Broth

At For Life Retreats, we’re passionate about the healing benefits of Bone Broth , it features heavily on our retreat menu and drinking this delicious ‘superfood’ is a ritual that both founders follow each day. And so, Life Begins After Bone Broth.

Bone Broth is all the rage at the moment but having the time to prepare, shop and find the recipes make it harder than it seems. We’re here to break it down.

Returning to this nutritious tradition has less to do with Bone Broth and more to do with the rising awareness of the role our gut health plays in the overall health. It’s packed full of proteins and minerals that are building blocks for a healthy gut. Find out more about the nutrition benefits of this healing food here.

And more good news.

It is a food that is easily made in large quantities, hard to spoil, and quick to reheat AND you’re using the off cuts of the meat, so it’s super cheap and low fuss to make for the whole family!

To save you from hassling your mum or grandmother for the Bone Broth recipe, have a go with this one below!


Shopping List

  • 2-4kg Organic Beef Bones (aim for a combination of joints, shins with marrow, neck bones )
  • 3 Stalks of Celery
  • 2 Large Carrots
  • 2 Onions (if tolerated)
  • Fresh Herbs (of choice)
  • Black Peppercorns
  • Splash of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar


Place the bones in a slow-cooker or stock pot and cover with filtered water, add the vinegar and let sit for one hour to draw out the minerals.

Add all other ingredients and bring to a simmer (never let the stock come to a boil). Simmer the stock for 8-15 hours (we like to put it on overnight). About 10 minutes before finishing, add some parsley.

Once finished, take out the bones with some tongs (if you have used marrow bones, try to save the precious nutritious marrow), and then strain the liquid into a large container or large jars (no plastic please!), ideally through some cheese cloth or a hemp bag (but not necessary).

Let cool slightly, then place in fridge for a few hours until it sets and the fat is set on the top. Remove the fat ( optional), keep in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 3 months.

Ta da! Ideally we enjoy a cup of bone broth twice a day to support healing inflammation.


Drinking Bone Broth straight up each and every day can get a little boring. But it doesn’t have to be. It can act as a replacement or can feature on it’s own. Check out these recommendations to spice up your Bone Broth routine without missing out.

  • Replace your morning coffee with a cup of bone broth and add some grass-fed ghee, grass-fed butter or coconut oil to add some healthy fat and make the broth a bit more filling.
  • Host a morning tea party – get out your best crockery, invite your friends and sip away on different bone broth flavours
  • If travelling, take your Bone Broth in your thermo cup
  • Eating out – ask your local café to considering adding Bone Broth to the menu – if there’s a demand, more than likely they’ll oblige
  • Most farmers markets stalls, speciality delis or butchers offer Bone Broth to buy – if you’re time poor, add it to your shopping list
  • Get creative in the kitchen – try different flavours or seasonal produce with your Bone Broth to make it more hearty. Consider spices and herbs maybe Asian herbs like ginger and coriander, vegetables and sea vegetables like seaweed, boiled eggs and slow roasted meats
  • The kids love it. Serve with their meatballs. Or use the stock to make up a large tasty batch of pumpkin soup or vegetable soup
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