- Place bones in a VitaClay Slow Cooker. Add apple cider vinegar and water so bones are covered. Let the mixture sit for 1 hour so the vinegar can leach the minerals out of the bones.
- Set on "Slow" for 4-6 hours. It should come to a boil.
- Switch to the "Warm" setting for 10-12 hours. This step will further "gel" the broth.
- Add salt to taste.
- Strain the broth, put it in jars, and let it cool.
- Store the broth in the fridge for 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to a year.
- This recipe is for a simple bone broth. If you'd like to make it more flavorful, add large pieces of 3 celery stalks, 3 carrots, and 2 onions before turning on "Slow". Then add a generous handful of fresh parsley (or your favorite herbs) before turning on "Warm".
- This recipe can be made with pork, chicken, or turkey bones, too! If you're using a whole chicken, set on "Slow" for only 2-3 hours.
- Want to super charge the healing powers of your broth? Consider adding ginger, garlic, oregano, or turmeric for their anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Or, add echinacea, astragalus, or reishi to boost the immune system.
*Many slow cookers, even ones that are advertised as "natural" contain heavy metals in the pot's coating that slowly leach chemicals into your food. VitaClay's cookers are third party tested to show they are free of heavy metals like lead.