Sip This Nutrient-Dense Bone Broth Cold Elixir from Lily Feeds You

December 2, 2022

Warm, savory, and deliciously aromatic, bone broth is not only a comforting beverage on a chilly morning or evening, it’s also loaded with nutrients that keep you feeling your very best. 

Slow-steaming animal bones creates a nutrient-dense broth that’s loaded with vitamins and trace minerals, omega fatty acids, and several important amino acids. Drinking bone broth can be a great way to stay healthy during colder months—especially when you’re fighting off any number of all-too-common winter ailments. 

We tapped Lily Harris, a holistic health coach and recipe developer behind Lily Feeds You, to get her best bone broth recipe for keeping warm and well all winter long. With grounding spices, rich coconut milk, and a heaping helping of Vitamin E in the form of tocos, this sippable bone broth elixir offers much more for your body than most warm beverages. 

“This elixir is filled with umami flavor, beneficial bacteria, added vegetables for fiber, plus vitamins and minerals,” Harris says. “It’s a supportive drink that has a little bit of everything your body loves, and the combination of spinach and lemon increases iron absorption.”

How to Add Bone Broth Into Your Routine

Harris says she frequently talks to her holistic nutrition clients about the importance of hydration first thing in the morning, and bone broth is a beneficial beverage to enjoy right after waking.

“You wake up in the morning and you haven’t had water all night, so I recommend drinking a big glass of water and adding a warm glass of bone broth into your routine before the coffee comes into the picture,” she suggests. “This helps with hydration, bioavailable protein, immunity, and gives your stomach and cortisol levels a little something to balance out the caffeine and acidity of coffee.” 

Health Benefits of Bone Broth 

With this particular bone broth recipe, Harris focused on battling seasonal ailments like cold and flu. “When you’re coming down with a cold, it’s good to increase hydration and add nutrient-dense vitamins and minerals to your routine,” Harris says. “The amino acid found in gelatin helps maintain the function of the intestinal wall, supporting everything from immunity, to brain health, to nutrient absorption. It’s anti-inflammatory and an easy source of protein, especially if your appetite is low during a cold.”

“The ground ginger [in this recipe] is also a star because it lasts for a long time in your pantry,” Harris says, which makes it smart to have on hand when you feel illness coming on. “The main bioactive compound in ginger, gingerol, is anti-inflammatory, filled with antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress. It also has antiviral properties, helps with nausea and indigestion, and helps with pain management.”

Bone Broth Cold Elixir Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Active time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup Thrive Market Organic Bone Broth (chicken or beef)
2 large handfuls spinach, fresh or frozen
3 tablespoons Thrive Market Organic Coconut Milk
1 tablespoons Thrive Market Organic White Miso Paste
2 tablespoons tocos (rice bran solubles)
1 ½ teaspoons Thrive Market Organic Tamari
1 teaspoon Thrive Market Organic Ground Ginger
Half a lemon, juiced

Instructions

In a small saucepan, warm the bone broth on the stove to your desired drinking temperature. 

Pour bone broth into a blender, then add the remaining ingredients to the blender. 

Blend the mixture until smooth and frothy.

Pour into mugs and enjoy while warm. 

Note: “Feel free to double the recipe and share the love!” Lily suggests. 


Want more recipes from Lily? Check out her plant-based Whole30 Marinated Zucchini Bowl with Avocado Tomatillo Crema.


This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before changing your diet or healthcare regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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Bone Broth Recipes, Drink Recipes

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Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts is Thrive Market's Senior Editorial Writer. She is based in Los Angeles via Pittsburgh, PA.

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