Laura Prepon's Basic Beef Broth

Laura Prepon's believes her beloved beef broth is responsible for her young, vibrant look. The low-calorie broth is a nutritional fountain of youth — plus, it builds up your immune systems and rejuvenates and detoxes your body. Each time you cook this broth, it will have a unique texture, mouth feel, and taste.

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1 lb Organic grass-fed marrowbones
1 lb Organic grass-fed knucklebones
1 lb Bone-in-short-rib (optional but suggested)
2 Large carrots
Stalks celery
1 head Garlic
2 oz Chunk fresh ginger
2 Sprigs fresh rosemary
2 Sprigs fresh thyme
1 Large yellow onion
2 tbsp Salt
2 tsp Black peppercorns

Place bones in a large slow cooker.

Rinse off carrots, celery, garlic, ginger, and herbs. You don’t have to dry them because they are going right into the slow cooker to be covered with water.

Chop ends off carrots and celery, then chop into large chunks. Chop ends off onion, peel off outside layer, then chop into big chunks. Slice the head of garlic in half. Slice ginger length-wise — no need to peel it. These don’t have to look perfect. The less time you spend, the better! Add to cooker.

Sprinkle herbs, salt and peppercorns on top. Cover with water to 2 inches above the bones and veggies. Set the slow cooker on high and cook for at least 15 hours. You want a slow simmer; adjust accordingly.

When broth is finished, allow it to cool slightly. Pour the broth through a strainer into another large bowl.

Transfer the strained broth to a glass container and put in the fridge. After the broth cools, it may be gelatinous; the amount of gelatin depends on the collagen content of the bones you used.

Once the broth is cold, the fat will harden on the top, making it super-easy for your to scoop it off an discard.

Recipe from The Stash Plan.