I’ve talked about bone broth fasting on this blog, and on my Facebook page. It’s something I am a huge proponent of, especially for anyone battling autoimmunity. Anytime I feel an exacerbation of symptoms coming on, I head straight to the freezer to grab some chicken bones and get them onto the stove top. One to two days of fasting always calms my immune system down immediately. Works like a charm, no steroids needed!
But you don’t have to fast to enjoy the benefits of bone broth. There are countless, delicious, paleo soups you can make with the broth to keep you feeling full while still reaping the incredible, gut-healing magic of bone broth! Personally, I love to make hearty soups. Especially this time of year. Meat (sometimes multiple), veggies (as many as I can find in the house or the garden) and plenty of fresh herbs. One of my absolute favorites is this Zuppa Tuscana!
- 1 lb. Italian sausage, browned and drained
- 4 cups Bone Broth or chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2-3 carrots, thinly sliced
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 large russet potatoe
- 2 cups kale, diced
- 1 can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated
- Brown the Italian sausage in a pan and drain.
- Add sausage, chicken stock, garlic, onion, carrots and potatoes to the slow cooker.
- Cover and simmer on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-6 hours until the potatoes are tender.
- With 30 minutes left, add the kale to the slow cooker. Cover and allow the kale to cook for 30 minutes.
- Five minutes before serving, open the can of refrigerated coconut cream and add just the solid white cream to the slow cooker. Cook for 5 additional minutes.