The fast-paced nature of living in a modern society coupled with sedentary lifestyle habits leads to a gain in body fat. If you’ve decided to get your weight under control with a restrictive eating plan, then you’ll need to find nutritious meals that meet your daily macronutrient goals. Bone broth offers a nutrient-dense source of nutrition that has tremendous benefit for anyone trying to lose their spare tire.
This recipe for free-range bone broth calls for the finest, organic ingredients, and a touch of patience, to create a meal that adds a fat-burning boost to your metabolic rate. Start every day with steaming hot cup of this bone broth and give your body the energy it needs to burn off those excess calories.
Get a Metabolic Boost from Free-Range Beef Bone Broth
Begin your preparations by sourcing the finest, organic ingredients from your local butcher and grocer. It’s vital that you use free-range beef bones for this recipe. Free-range animals roam their pens eating a grass-fed diet and don’t have exposure to the toxic antibiotics and growth hormones used in factory farming methods. (1)
You are what you eat, so make sure you’re eating quality foods produced by sustainable farming methods. Once you have your ingredients, it’s time to prep your broth. Begin by brazing the bones in a pan with a splash of olive oil. Once you’ve browned the bones, add 8-cups of water and the rest of your ingredients to the pot.
Bring the broth to a boil and then reduce the heat letting it simmer for a period of no less than 24-hours in a pressure cooker. During the simmering process, the bones release collagen which is further broken down into gelatin. (2)
This protein is rich in amino acids responsible for managing your metabolic function. The vegetables and spices release plant polyphenol antioxidants into the broth that help to boost your metabolic rate. (3)
Your metabolic rate defines the speed at which your body completes biological processes such as absorbing nutrients from your food and shuttling them to your bloodstream to fuel activity. The amino acids from the bones coupled with the vitamin and minerals from the veggies and spices ramp up your metabolic rate, increasing your rate of fat loss.
Anise, cinnamon, ginger, and the capsaicin found in chilies all have a pronounced effect on raising metabolic rate, thereby improving the body’s natural fat burning ability. Apple cider vinegar contains beneficial bacteria, known as “The Mother,” which relieves inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.
Check on your broth after its been simmering for 24-hours. The bones should be a fraction of their original size, and your veggies will look wilted and depleted. Strain the mixture into jars and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. This supply gives you a serving of bone broth for every day of the week.
Metabolism-Boosting Free Range Beef Bone Broth for Weight Loss
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 24 hours
- Total Time: 24 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 6 cups 1x
2 pounds beef bones, marrow and/or knuckles
2 anise stars
1 stick cinnamon
2 inch piece ginger
2–3 dried chilies
8 cups cold water
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 bunch cilantro or parsley
10 whole black peppercorns
- Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cover with a lid and cook on low for 24 hours.
- Let cool slightly.
- Strain using a fine metal strainer.
- Transfer the bone broth into an airtight containers or jars and refrigerate promptly.
- Store in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for later use.
P.S. Attempting a restrictive eating diet is no easy task. However, with tasty, nutritious meals, it’s easy to stay on track to meet your weight loss goals. Try this recipe tonight and let us know what you think of it in the comments. If you enjoyed it, try our other healthy soup recipes for delicious and nutritious broths and soups.
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