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24 Sep 2017

Toronto

By Gracie Carroll

What To Make: A Bedtime Bone Broth Recipe with Adaptogens

By Kiki Athanas

homemade bone broth recipe with adoptogens

There’s something about this time of the year that makes sipping on a warm cup of bone broth feel extra nourishing and soothing.

It’s not just “trendy” – bone broth is nothing short of a miracle tonic for digestive health, filled with restorative amino acids such as glycine, alanine, proline, and hydroxyproline, which are all makers of a healthy gut flora.

Here’s the deal: a healthy and happy mind truly depends on a happy gut, as your gut bacteria has been proven to literally influence your brain.

I’ve always been drawn to bone broth as a potent anti-inflammatory post-workout tonic, but recently I got my mum onboard the bone broth bandwagon and she asked if it would work well as a late-night snack when she’s feeling peckish.

The answer? ABSOTRULY!

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But I knew I could come up with a recipe that was especially perfect for inducing a restful night’s sleep by leaning on the power of adaptogens which are non-toxic plants that help protect our bodies from the impact of stressors through supporting the adrenal glands and thus regulating our hormonal responses to stress.

Hence, my “sleepy-time” bone broth recipe was developed, which leverages 3 key adaptogens for soothing bedtime support. Here are my three magic ingredients:

Feel free to simply pick-up chicken stock or bone broth from your local butcher (be sure to opt for organic!) and stir in the above adaptogenic blend (¼ to 1 tsp of each per serving) or you can be totally domesticated and follow the instructions outlined below:

Bone Broth Recipe with adaptogens

What You Need:

What To Do:

xo

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(Story contributed by Kiki Athanas, the Founder of Me by Kiki – a lifestyle brand driven by the desire to share her experience and knowledge in the health & wellness world by offering content and products delivering on the deeply individual wellness needs of millennial women.)

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