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Collagen-Rich Bone Broth Protein Drink (For Healing and Recovery)

By Evelyn

It’s only been within the last few years that I’ve regularly been enjoying meals and drinks that are made with bone broth. It’s particularly great for anyone who has ever been on a keto diet – as you begin to lose water weight, dehydration is a natural side effect. Bone broth is an incredibly tasty way to help replenish lost electrolytes. With that in mind, today’s recipe makes a collagen-rich bone broth protein drink that’s great for healing and recovery. You’ll be using four pounds of your preferred bone of choice along with a few other tasty ingredients to make an incredibly nourishing warm drink that’s full of protein, vitamins, and minerals.

Bone Broth Protein Drink

An Incredibly Nourishing and Comforting Protein Drink

The first thing to do when making this drink is to boil a large pot of water to cook your four pounds of bones in. You’re going to want to cook them for about 10 minutes to remove any impurities. You’re then going to want to place them on a baking sheet and roast them for 20 minutes before finally transferring them into either a slow cooker or large stock pot. Once your bones are cooking in the slow cooker, they will have enough time for the collagen to seep out. Collagen supplementation is associated with a number of great health benefits that help to reduce some of the effects of aging, including improved skin, hair, nail, and bone health, reduced inflammation, and relief joint pain. (1)

Once you’ve transferred your bones to a slow cooker, you’re also going to want to add in three carrots, three ribs of celery, and one yellow onion. All three of these veggie options are low carb, incredibly tasty, and jam packed full of essential vitamins and minerals. Carrots are incredibly rich in antioxidants and beta-carotene, helping to increase total antioxidant activity and reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases. (2) Celery is also a great source of antioxidants that may also provide some unique benefits for male reproductive health. (3) And last but not least, the yellow onion helps to both add a ton of flavor to your drink while also further increasing the nutritional value. Onions are an excellent food to include in your diet to help boost your immune system – they also contain some rather solid cancer prevention properties as well. (4)

Bone Broth Protein Drink

Bone Broth Protein Drink

Bone Broth Protein Drink

The next step is to fill the slow cooker with water until your bones are covered completely before adding in ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and a bit of salt to taste. The apple cider vinegar helps to add a very distinctive flavor to your protein drink while also making it easier to digest. With all of the ingredients added, simply cover the slow cooker with a lid and leave it on low heat for 24 hours. Once it’s finished cooking, you can strain it using a fine metal strainer and serve it warm in a mug. The remaining bone broth can either be stored in the fridge for up to five days or frozen for later.

Bone Broth Protein Drink

Bone Broth Protein Drink

Bone Broth Protein Drink

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Bone Broth Protein Drink

Collagen-Rich Bone Broth Protein Drink (For Healing and Recovery)



4lb bones of choice

3 carrots

3 ribs of celery

1 yellow onion

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

salt to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add the bones and cook for 10 minutes to remove any impurities.
  3. Remove from the heat and drain.
  4. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  5. Place the bones on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven.
  7. Transfer the bones into a slow cooker or a large stock pot.
  8. Add the onion, carrot and celery.
  9. Fill with water to cover all the bones completely.
  10. Add the apple cider vinegar and salt.
  11. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for 24 hours.
  12. Strain using a fine metal strainer.
  13. Serve warm in a mug.
  14. Transfer the rest of bone broth into an airtight containers or jars and refrigerate promptly.
  15. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for later use.

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