Nourishing Beef Broth With Turmeric, Coconut Cream and Ginger

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My new recipe book, the “Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook,” is almost out on store shelves. This endeavor is something that I proudly share with one of the most talented chefs I’ve ever met, Pete Evans. Both of us are committed to providing you with valuable knowledge on how to improve your health by adopting the ketogenic diet into your lifestyle — and this book will surely fill you in on that.

For now, let me whet your appetite with this delicious, creamy beef bone broth recipe, brought to you by Pete. The turmeric and ginger add not just color and fragrance to the broth, but also give it an invigorating spicy flavor — perfect for sipping during cold weather. It’s also ideal for lactose-intolerant people, as it uses coconut cream in place of dairy. Make this your soup of choice this fall and winter!

 

Nourishing Beef Broth With Turmeric, Coconut Cream and Ginger

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups beef bone broth
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric, plus extra to serve
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped coriander
Serving Size: 3

Procedure

  1. Place the broth, ginger, turmeric and coconut cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, for five minutes to allow the ginger and turmeric to infuse. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. If you like your broth slightly sour, stir through the lime juice to taste. 
  4. Pour the broth into mugs, sprinkle on the coriander and a touch more turmeric, take a sip and enjoy!

The Hearty Benefits of Homemade Bone Broth

Consumed by various cultures for thousands of years, bone broth has been highly valued for its curative properties since early times. It is actually one of the foods I highly recommend and ingest regularly to help maintain my well-being. I’m actually glad to see this health food in the spotlight, perhaps owing to endorsements of it by professional athletes like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant,1 as well as its popularity in trendy restaurants in locations like New York and Los Angeles that are dedicated to serving bone broth.2,3,4

But what exactly is bone broth? In its simplest form, this is a concoction made by simmering bones or carcasses of animals in water, in a pot or slow cooker, for a certain period of time.

Take note that the simmering time, which can take anywhere from an hour to 72 hours, is important. The longer you allow the broth to simmer, the more gelatin, minerals and nutrients — such as phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium and trace minerals — are released from the bones. These components are what gives the broth its restorative and healing properties. According to registered dietitian and My Foodie Noodie founder Kayla McDonell, here are some ways that bone broth can improve well-being:5

Benefits your digestive system

Delivers many important vitamins and minerals

Improves sleep and brain function

Supports joint health

Promotes weight loss

Fights inflammation

Bone broth is a crucial key to healing and sealing your gut, and helps promote healthy digestion as well. It can help reduce joint pain and inflammation thanks to the cartilage, which expels generous amounts of chondroitin sulfates, glucosamine and other compounds. There’s no one way to create a delicious pot of bone broth, but here are some helpful tips you should keep in mind:

Identify a source for high-quality animal bones. They should come from grass fed animals, and not from livestock raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Use a slow cooker or crockpot for more efficient and hassle-free cooking. You can put the ingredients in the pot in the morning, turn it on low heat and then come back to it in the evening.

The more gelatinous your broth, the more nourishing it is. This is because it contains high amounts of collagen. If your broth becomes jiggly after being placed in the fridge, then it’s a sign that it’s well made.

Use a mixture of bones. You can use beef, chicken, pork and even fish bones.

For more collagen and cartilage, try adding pig feet, chicken feet or joint bones to the broth. Meanwhile, shank or leg bones can give you plenty of bone marrow, which also provides valuable health benefits.   

Use filtered water to make your broth.

Add a small amount of apple cider vinegar (ACV) to the broth during the cooking process. ACV will help leach the minerals out of the bones.

Freeze your broth for later use.

 

These Two Spices Add a Depth of Flavor to Your Broth

While vegetables and spices are only a secondary requirement to making bone broth, I have to admit that they play an essential role in making sure you end up with a nourishing soup that you will enjoy sipping. In this recipe, the ginger and turmeric add an Asian-like vibe to the broth. But aside from the flavor, these ingredients can provide you with wholesome benefits.

Turmeric, a spice that’s been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for many years now, has garnered a great deal of interest due to its healing properties. Case in point: Turmeric milk, or “golden milk, is now a fast-rising trend. Aside from curcumin, its active component, turmeric contains high amounts of fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium and vitamins B6 and C, all of which can contribute to health benefits, such as:

  • Helping ease inflammation that can lead to inflammatory bowel diseases and other illnesses
  • Provides relief for joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
  • Helps manage cholesterol levels
  • Relieves indigestion
  • Offers heart- and liver-protective effects

Similar to turmeric — and in fact, its close cousin — ginger is also an ancient spice that has played a role in food and medicine for centuries. Just recently, it has been found to have an effect on metabolic syndrome, a condition that is closely related to obesity, as well as diseases like Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular problems.6

Other health effects attributed to ginger include its ability to reduce oxidative stress, provide relief for nausea and help ease pain and discomfort. For more about the health benefits of ginger, read “Ginger Fights Obesity.”

About Pete Evans

Pete Evans

Pete Evans is an internationally renowned chef who has joined forces with Dr. Mercola to create a healthy cookbook that’s loaded with delicious, unique Keto recipes, ideal for people who want to switch to a ketogenic diet. The “Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook” is the perfect tool to help get you started on your ketogenic journey. CLICK HERE to order your copy now.

Pete has had numerous noteworthy contributions to the culinary world. He has not only cooked for the general public, but he’s also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented his hometown at the gala GʼDay USA dinner for 600 in New York City.

Pete’s career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances including Lifestyle channel’s “Home” show, “Postcards from Home,” “FISH,” “My Kitchen Rules” and “A Moveable Feast.”

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