Luxton Bone Broth

07 Nov 2014

By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist

Our Luxton bone broth is a powerful healing recipe designed to repair the lining of the gut and the results can be seen in hair, skin and nails as well as immune function. High in gelatine, bone marrow and amino acids, bone broth is jam packed full of nutrients. We can’t recommend it enough as part of your wellness journey!


  • 2-3kg of bones (beef marrow, lamb bone or shank, chicken caucus)
  • 3-4 litres of cold water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 onions, coarsely chopped
  • 3 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • Several sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried green peppercorns, crushed or a tsp black peppercorns


Place the bonier bones (i.e. not much meat) in a very large pot with vinegar and cover with water. Let stand for one hour.

Meanwhile, place the meaty bones in a roasting pan and brown at 200 degrees C for 45-90 minutes in the oven. When well browned, add to the pot along with the vegetables.

Add additional water, if necessary, to cover the bones; but the liquid should come no higher than within one inch of the rim of the pot, as the volume expands slightly during cooking.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add the thyme, bay leaf and crushed peppercorns.

Simmer 8-12 hours.

Strain into a large bowl. Cool until fat congeals, pick up fat in chunks and throw it away. Freeze in portions or store in fridge for up to 4 days.

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