You remember Kristen Shaw right? As the Playa Hair Care Brand Ambassador and French-vibes meets California Cool Girl Hair Stylist, she’s pretty impossible to forget. While visiting her Venice home, beautiful beach waves weren’t the only thing she taught us how to perfect. Shaw and boyfriend, Nick Voroshine, make a pretty epic Collagen-Rich Bone Broth Soup and were willing to share their secret recipe. Voroshine is a health and movement coach and owner of Home Holistic LA, so he provided amazing beauty notes to hype up this delicious beauty meal. Not to mention they both have the best hair… so we’ll have what they’re having!
Beauty BenefitsBone Broth Soup
“Bone broth can help heal your gut. It enhances gastric secretions which help you to absorb all of the nutrients in your food better and also helps to hydrate the mucosal lining of the stomach. This helps to keep fluid in the digestive track which helps to promote healthy bowel movements. There is a ton of evidence that shows a strong link between digestive health and mental health and a happy healthy mind makes a beautiful bubbly person!
Gelatin rich broths also helps in the production of collagen, one of the structural elements of skin and many other tissues of the body. A diet that is high in gelatin can help to prevent premature aging and aching joints and wrinkles.
Gelatin has an anti-inflammatory effect and it is of my opinion that inflammation (and oxidation) is a common precursors to most diseases. Increasing your intake can help to combat the inflammatory response coming from a Standard American Diet, stress, pollution, alcohol, etc. It restores Glutathione, one of the bodies most powerful antioxidants. Glutathione protects against oxidative stress, which as said before, is one of the major precursors to many common diseases.
Slow cooking the bones also helps to release many beneficial minerals and nutrients such as iron, calcium, Vitamin D, Vtamin C and thiamin (B1). The end result is a super nourishing and nutritious drink or base for cooking that is not only good for you, but good for the world because you are utilizing the whole animal!” – Nick Voroshine
Collagen-Rich Bone Broth SoupServes 4-6
- 2lbs chicken feet (most collagen rich part)
- Bones from a roast chicken
- 6 garlic cloves whole
- 1 onion quartered
- 3 carrots broken in half
- 2 celery pieces broken in half
- 2 tsp fresh black pepper
- Handful of leftover ends from veggies that you keep in the freezer (examples: kale stems, ends + skins of garlic, onions, carrots, ginger, turmeric)
Put all ingredients in a big pot and fill to the top with water. Bring ingredients to a roaring boil with the lid on and then take the temperature down to low and simmer with the lid on for 2 hours. At two hours, stir broth and add in salt to taste. It’s important to wait to add salt until you can see how all the flavors come out so you can choose the amount you’d like to put in.
We recommend leaving the broth on low for up to 24hrs to really let all the nutritious benefit come through. Remember to not keep the broth on boil so you don’t lose too much liquid and over-boil the veggies. Because of the gelatinous quality, it will thicken up in the refrigerator, but will turn to liquid upon heating. Reheat for up to 7 days!