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5 Simple Ways to Dress Up Your Bone Broth

I’ve already tackled all the amazing benefits of Bone Broth and I’m a big proponent of including it as a dietary staple. However, it can get pretty bland and boring. Dress up your bone broth with herbs and spices, and you can create endless possibilities of flavor from one base recipe. 

Here’s my simple formula for dressing up your bone broth:

Basic Broth + Fat + Acid + Herb/Spice + Sea Salt
BoneBroth Recipe-Lemon Ginger Broth

Add Fat

I like to add a tablespoon of grass-fed ghee, full-fat coconut milk, or MCT oil to amp up the flavor and the satiety factor. Pairing extra fat in bone broth makes the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K more bioavailable for absorption. 

Add Acid

Acid serves to brighten up a mug of broth or add tanginess to increase the flavor complexity. This can be a squeeze of lemon or lime or a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar

Use Herbs & Spices

There are so many directions you can take your broth by altering the herbs and spices you add in. Go Thai with some ginger, lime, and coconut milk OR turn up the heat with sriracha, green onion, and coconut aminos. For a fancy twist, try using a tea infuser filled with Herbs De Provence (savory lavender broth is so decadent!) 

Finish with Sea Salt

I often make my broth bland (on purpose), and prefer to season as I drink it. It only needs a garnish of coarsely ground real salt (like Himalayan, Celtic, or Redmond’s). Maximize your mineral content! This simple add-in can really dress up your bone broth.

Dress Up Your Bone Broth to Make It a Meal

If you are a smoothie lover, try using bone broth as the base for your smoothie. This is great for green smoothies (kale + broth + lemon + MCT). For a chilled treat, freeze broth into cubes then blend directly into smoothies. For a true don’t-knock-it-til-you-try-it surprise I credit my friend Parry with a Cacao-Turmeric-Bone Broth-Maca-Coconut Milk blend that turns into a complex, filling, enticing bowl of goodness. 


Dress Up Bone Broth with Lime and Ginger

Lime, Coconut, & Ginger Broth

How to Dress Up your Bone Broth with Thai flavors – bright, spicy, and satiating.

Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Soup
Keyword bonebroth, broth, coconut milk, soup
Prep Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bone broth of choice
  • 1/2 Inch freshly grated ginger root or more to taste
  • 2-3 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon full-fat coconut milk
  • flaky sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • red chili flakes to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat bone broth to a low simmer and pour into mug.
  2. Add fresh ginger and stir to integrate. Let steep briefly. Add remaining ingredients, tasting as you go.
  3. Season as needed until juuuuuust right.

Some of my favorite flavor combinations to dress up your bone broth…..

Cold Buster

  • Turmeric 
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Cayenne
  • Lemon

Parisian Sipper

  • Herbs de Provence
  • Butter
  • Lemon
  • Black Pepper

Garden Herb

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sea Salt
  • Parsley 
  • Dill
  • Black Pepper

Chili Zing

  • Siracha or Goujang 
  • Coconut Aminos
  • Green Onion
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Kate Daugherty is a Functional Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist candidate specializing in mind-body wellness. She combines a science-based approach with natural therapies to bring the physiological body into balance. Kate offers nutritional consultation and functional medicine healing at her clinic, The Facility, in Denver, Colorado. Read more about her nutritional approach here and her background here.

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