Last Day of August and I ended well with 100% pure paleo. In fact dinner last night was as paleo as it gets as you will soon see! It was all organic, and I had tea and water throughout the day.
10am: cup of bone broth soup. It had been cooking all night and the smell got to me folks, I HAD to have some! I put it in the crock pot around 8pm last night, because the recipe I had called for it to cook for a minimum of 8 hours, and a maximum of 24 hours! Well, 14 hours was all I could stand from this incredible smell!
This is my first attempt at Bone Broth Soup after reading so many articles about it in recent months. It’s a superfood that provides you with minerals like magnesium, phosphorous, and especially calcium! But mostly it’s a superfood for the healing powers of natural gelatin and collagen! I’ll let you read all about it yourself HERE. Thanks to one of my favorite paleo bloggers, killfatme, for sending me this article and recipe.
I just added some grass-fed beef knuckle bones, carrots, celery, onions, and garlic, and that’s it! So simple, and didn’t need any seasoning (besides, Chef Jessica Baker told me not to add any seasoning when making stock). For breakfast, I just had a coffee cup size of the broth, with some of the veggies. So thick and rich! Like bone marrow soup! I happen to love bone marrow, so this was a delicious luxurious broth! I downed my cup, wiped the thick collagen from my lips (although I guess I could have injected it for the Angelina Jolie look) and continued to let the soup cook for another 7 hours!
5pm: Large bowl of Bone Broth Soup! First I took out all the knuckle bones to let them cool. This is what it looked like:
Can you say Primitive? Once cool, I practically sucked all the bits of grass-fed beef off the bone like a starving hyena! And where the butcher sawed the bones, it was quite porous, so I sucked all the soup right out of the bones as well! This is the AFTER picture.
Can you say Jurassic Park?! I felt like I was on an archeological dig for dinosaur bones!, Not a scrap of meat or collagen left! After the bones I had a big bowl of the broth and veggies.
For dessert I had one and a half frozen bananas whipped into paleo ice cream, threw in a handful of frozen champagne grapes, and swirled in some almond butter. Unbelievable!
Around 8:30pm I was hungry again and I realized that the majority of my big meal of the day consisted of water from the broth, so I made a little something, just to curb my hunger, but I wanted it to be substantial as well, so my hunger would be curbed all night and well into tomorrow. So I made 1 pasture raised sunny side egg, and I grilled an avocado to throw on top. Then I had a tiny Asian pear to complete my eating for the day.
Tomorrow I’ll have the soup again for dinner, and will probably spirooli a zucchini into it for a ramen noodle type of soup! YUM! And then I’ll use some of the broth as stock for my wild game chili on Sunday! UGGA-BUGGA!