My Bone Broth Recipe for Fertility- Easy Chicken Bone Broth - To Make a Mommy (2024)

My Bone Broth Recipe for Fertility- Easy Chicken Bone Broth - To Make a Mommy (1)If you don’t already know, Bone Broth is one of the number one foods you should be eating (drinking) while trying to conceive. Actually, no matter who you are in what walk of life you are in, you should probably be drinking bone broth. I struggle with multiple infertility diagnoses and I believe that daily bone broth helped me have my second miracle!

The mainstream uses of bone broth are plentiful- helping leaky gut syndrome, or other gut issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, managing or even overcoming food allergies and intolerance, giving your immune system a boost, and helping with conditions like arthritis that are joint related.

But here’s what you might not know- bone broth is amazing for fertility! Whether you have just started, have been trying for a while, or are struggling with a diagnosis of infertility, you NEED to be drinking bone broth, preferably every day. Also, you should really, really be making your own and not buying it from the store. You need to use organic bones too, grass-fed, organic if you can find them.

Okay, why is bone broth so good for fertility? Here’s the thing- you need to absolutely fully nourish your body to have healthy eggs (and sperm). If you want plump, happy, well-developed embryos, you need to be eating plenty of the right nutrients. And, bone-broth packs a punch. Here’s why:

WHY BONE BROTH IS GREAT FOR FERTILITY

  1. Bone broth is made from meat bones simmered for days with vinegar to leach out the goodness. You get plenty of amino acids and collagen which helps to heal gut and digestive issues. Gut and digestive issues are directly linked to many hormonal and fertility problems.
  2. As your gut heals, your gut is then able to actually process the vitamins and nutrients you are eating in your super clean, high protein, high fat, low carb evidence-based fertility diet. Thus, you are able to actually fully nourish yourself.
  3. Bone broth is packed with amino acids, calcium, and other nutrients that help balance your hormones and make you more fertile.
  4. Bone broth nourishes your kidneys, and so Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM aka your acupuncturist) love it for helping to replenish Kidney Jing which can be found in bone marrow. Jing is what your eggs are made of according to acupuncture. There aren’t made substances that include Jing energy, so drink your bone broth every day.
  5. Bone broth has 0 carbs and 15 grams of protein making it a perfect addition to your evidence-based fertility diet. This really helps when you are trying to hit your Protein/Fats/Carbs ratios that are ideal for fertility!

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Convinced? The recipe is painfully simple. You can make it with any kind of organic bones you purchase, but to be efficient and cost-effective, we always make ours with the leftover skin and bones from our weekly roast organic chicken that we make in our Instant Pot.

You can roast yours in the oven, but the Instant Pot makes things fast, doesn’t heat up your kitchen, and you can totally walk away from it (no checking and basting every 20 minutes required. The BEST thing about the Instant Pot is that it is also a SLOW COOKER. You can do everything in this contraption.

AND it is totally non-toxic- made from high-quality stainless steel. We’ve actually stopped using our crock-pots due to concerns with the ceramic. Get your Instant Pot and you can gift your crockpot or just keep it for parties!

So, we roast a whole organic chicken, pick it clean and save the meat for our weekly meals, and then put the bones and skin back into the Instant Pot. Add in some water and a little apple cider vinegar and switch it over to slow cooker mode for 24-48 hours. Boom! Bone broth. Of course, if you want to you can add all sorts of veggies and seasonings before slow cooking.

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Bones and skin are ready to be made into bone broth!

AND you don’t have to clean the thing in between roasting and making your bone broth. If you have to do everything in the stove and then move to the slow cooker you have way more clean up.

Also, with the InstantPot you don’t smell the bone broth cooking like you do with a slow cooker or crock pot. Although I loved the smell- it drove my husband crazy (in a bad way). So he loves the Instant Pot too! If you don’t want the full 8 qt Instant Potor you are looking to save a buck, you can definitely fit a small-medium organic chicken in a 6 qt Instant Pot! We own both sizes because we are crazy addicted to this contraption.

Want to make your Bone Broth fancier?

You can make this as fancy or as simple as you like. We keep it super simple and efficient. We’re after all that goodness leached from the bones, and we don’t want to put in a bunch of veggies and herbs that are just going to take a bunch of time to chop and then be strained out.

Of course, their goodness will be leached into the water, so if you have the time and are inclined, add some yummy nutritious stuff! I’ve seen recipes that include ginger, fennel, swiss chard, lemongrass, astragulus, reishi mushroom powder, etc.

Basic items that I add can include: onions, garlic, and ginger.

Are you ready to discover YOUR perfect fertility diet?

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Tired of all the conflicting fertility diet information? It is up to YOU to take control of your fertility journey and do the research to figure out YOUR perfect fertility diet. I've developed this free e-book as a guide to jumpstart the process. It includes tailored diet information for many infertility diagnoses, such as PCOS, Endometriosis, Anovulation, Luteal Phase Defect, Thyroid Problems, Fibroids, Unexplained Infertility, and more! It is completely free to download! Enjoy!

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Yum! Time to relax an enjoy this nourishing fertility beverage!

Alright, without further adieu, here is the recipe!

INSTANT POT SLOW COOKER CHICKEN BONE BROTH FOR FERTILITY

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Easy Bone Broth for Fertility

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  • Author: Anna @ To Make a Mommy
  • Total Time: 48 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
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A super easy chicken bone broth for gut health, wellness, and fertility. I make it in the Instant Pot on the slow cooker setting, but it can be made in any slow cooker or crockpot!

Ingredients

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  • Bones, skin, neck, from one whole organic chicken (that you’ve probably just made) or organic bones from the butcher
  • Enough filtered water to cover the bones and skin completely
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Any extra veggies you want- onions, garlic, celery.
  • Any extra herbs you want- rosemary, thyme, bay, etc.
  • Extra salt and pepper if desired

Instructions

  1. Put the bones, skin, neck, and any veggies and herbs you desire into the Instant Pot or your favorite slow cooker/crockpot.
  2. Cover completely with filtered water. Don’t go above the fill line of your Instant Pot.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. Press the Slow Cook setting on your Instant Pot. Slow cook for 18-48 hours. The Instant Pot only goes up to 24 hours, so you have to reset at that time if you want to slow cook for longer.
  5. Strain the liquid (we use thesestainless steel mesh strainers) and save it in a non-toxic heat safe container like a large64 oz size mason jar.
  6. Drink a big mugful every day, and store in the fridge!

Notes

  • You’ve got what you need at 18 hours, the flavor just becomes more rich and intense as you cook. We usually pull it at 24 hours unless we are too busy, then we let it keep going for 48!
  • You can Pressure cook for 1-2 hours if you are in a hurry. But, I think there is something special about slow cooking bone broth.
  • You can make this with beef or fish bones as well!
  • You can really have fun with added veggies and spices, or you can keep it fast and simple. Up to you!
  • YES, you should heat up, melt, and drink that fatty collagen layer on the top. If you don’t want to, you can take it off with a spoon and use it as a fat for cooking!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 48 hours
  • Category: Soup, Bone Broth
  • Method: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Keto, Paleo, Whole 30, Clean Eating

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 50
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 120
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 15
  • Cholesterol: 0

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Anna Rapp is a fertility journalist and non-toxic living expert. When Anna Rapp was struggling with infertility and recurrent early miscarriage, she was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve, High FSH, low AMH, low follicle count, endometriosis, and an MTHFR mutation. Despite being told donor eggs were her only solution, Anna used her graduate training in research methods and analysis to read everything she could find on fertility and egg health. Ultimately, she lowered her FSH and got pregnant naturally (twice). She blogs about how she did it and encourages her readers to take charge of their fertility journey and get happy, healthy, and pregnant!

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