But if drinking soup with no noodles isn't really your jam (anyone else feel that way about straight bone broth?) or you just don't want to go through all the trouble of boiling a chicken for 12 hours, there's still a way to get all the benefits of bone broth—and the warming nostalgia, to boot.
The secret is Ancient Nutrition's Bone Broth Protein, which packs all the nutritional bonus points of bone broth, but turns it into a versatile powder you can add into everything from smoothies to oatmeal.
If your internal monologue just hit a record scratch and asked, "Um, bone broth in a smoothie??" don't worry—we talked to the experts.
"Bone Broth Protein powder is made from concentrated chicken bone broth, which is rich in type II collagen," says Josh Axe, DNM, CNS, DC, founder of Ancient Nutrition and DrAxe.com. "It features collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and 19 amino acids which help to support skin, joint and gut health.* It essentially provides you with the same benefits as a true bone broth stock in a simple, easy-to-mix powder, without all the work."
Think of it like the collagen powder you'd add to a smoothie, just chocolate or vanilla flavored (those ones don't taste like bone broth, promise) with an extra hit of protein. And spoiler alert: Smoothies aren't the only way to drink it. Keep reading for other fall-inspired dishes you can make at home, plus more intel on bone broth protein benefits.
Scroll down for more bone broth protein benefits and why they should be part of your fall wellness routine.
Let's talk benefits
If you're unfamiliar with collagen and its benefits, here's a refresher: “Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the human body,” Dr. Axe says. "It helps to form connective tissues found all over, including healthy joints, tendons, ligaments, skin, bones, the lining of the gut, etc." It also supports healthy skin, hair, and nail growth, according to Dr. Axe (which is why it's often touted as a beauty supplement, too).
Given that Ancient Nutrition's Bone Broth Protein is a protein powder, you're getting all those plusses alongside 20 grams of protein made from grass-fed, pasture-raised, cruelty-free, and non-GMO sources. So, it's like the straight-A student of protein powders.
And aside from the actual benefits to your body, the other cool thing about opting for a scoop of Ancient Nutrition's protein? Since it's made without the additives you find in many other proteins, many people find it easier to digest—so you won't have to go through that whole trial-and-error period when starting up your new fall-time routine.
The thing about fall is that your cravings for ice-cold smoothies are usually replaced by hankerings for more warming foods by about mid-September—but that doesn't mean you can't get your daily protein boost.
Since Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein comes in pure, chocolate, vanilla, turmeric, pumpkin spice, and salted caramel flavors, there are pretty much unlimited options for recipes you can mix it into.
"It’s as simple as adding a scoop to water, coffee, or another beverage if you prefer the easiest route, or even using some in either sweet or savory recipes—such as soups, stews, marinades, oatmeal, pancakes, health-focused muffins, etc.," Dr. Axe says. (Sign us up for salted caramel pancakes, please.)
Just pick a recipe, light some cinnamon candles, and get those throw blankets ready. Autumn's about to go down.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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