Keto Bone Broth Pho
- 4 pounds Beef or chicken bones roasted
- 1 bunch celery chopped
- 1 large onion coarsely chopped
- 1 medium ox tail roasted
- 1/2 cup MCT oil
- 1 head garlic sliced
- 1/2 bunch tarragon
- 1/2 bunch parsley
- 4 bay leaves
- 7 oz ginger peeled
- 1 tsp black peppercorns
- 2 whole black cardamon pods
- 5 whole star anise
- 2 whole cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 1 tsp dried orange peel
- 2 ounces fish sauce
- 1 large serrano chilli
- 3 bags Miracle Noodles angel hair
- 4 whole green onions diced
- 4 handfuls bean sprouts
- 1 whole lime wedged
- 1 whole lemon wedged
- 1 bunch Thai basil whole
- 1 pound sirlion steak thinly sliced
- 3 tbsp siracha sauce
- 3 tbsp chilli sauce
- Preheat oven to 450°. Roast bones on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet 30 minutes. Arrange celery and onion on sheet; roast 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small saucepan over medium and cook garlic, shaking pan occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Immediately strain oil through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl; set aside garlic. Set aside oil to add in once broth is completed. Put the bones and meat back in the pan and cover with filtered cold water, or as much as you can fit in. Add the onion and ginger, the spices and orange peel (preferably in a muslin pouch or similar to make life easier later) herbs and bring to the boil. Then turn down the heat and simmer gently for at least five hours, skimming as necessary, until the oxtail is falling off the bone. Strain, remove oxtail meat from bone.
Add the fish sauce, MCT garlic infused oil, salt and black pepper to the broth to taste, and pick the meat from the oxtail.
Rinse noodles according to the packet instructions and divide between four bowls. Pour the hot broth over the noodles and scatter with spring onion, a little serrano chilli and the bean sprouts, if using, then add the oxtail meat and sliced raw meat, if using, on top. Serve with the limes and remaining chilli on the side along with the herbs and condiments. The broth will cook the thinly sliced meat , or you can leave it out or pre cook it if you are worried about it.
Guys I am beyond excited to share with you my new favorite recipe. Recently I have been having some digestive issues when it comes eating. I’ve been to multiple doctors which ultimately ended with having an endoscopy, where I learned that my gut is being hella lazy and is literally not digesting solid foods, more specifically MEAT. After a month of being in pain every time I ate, I was at my wits end. One day my good friend served me a bowl of Pho broth from this restaurant just a few blocks away. GUYS I kid you not, within 20 minutes my stomach pain went away and I got this little burst of energy that I missed since being fat adapted. It literally brought me to tears. I knew I was onto something here so I did what I do best… I researched. I thought how can I fix this without getting on medication?. What makes bone broth so magical? It the collagen that comes from the bones as we slowly cook them releasing all that marrow and gelatin. I came across several articles that explained how collagen can help with your gut lining and several other benefits HERE.
Some of the AMAZING Benefits I just love are…
1. Heal and seal your gut. According to Jill Grunewald, a holistic nutrition coach and founder of Healthful Elements, a cup a day works miracles for leaky gut syndrome but it’s also good for protecting non-leaky guts. The gelatin in the bone broth (found in the knuckles, feet, and other joints) helps seal up holes in intestines. This helps cure chronic diarrhea, constipation, and even some food intolerances.
2. Immune support. Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint, actually calls bone broth a “superfood” thanks to the high concentration of minerals. He says that the bone marrow can help strengthen your immune system. (Something that won’t surprise your grandma who always made you her famous chicken soup when you got sick!) A Harvard study even showed that some people with auto-immune disorders experienced a relief of symptoms when drinking bone broth, with some achieving a complete remission.
3. More energy. I’m not sure what the mechanism is for this, but if you read accounts of bone broth, you’ll notice everyone swears by the energy boost. I’d prefer to see science backing this up, but the research on bone broth is still emerging.
4. Improves Liver Health If you’re looking to detox your body of harmful substances, improve blood flow and keep your heart young, collagen is extremely helpful. That’s because glycine helps minimize damage your liver experiences when it absorbs foreign substances, toxins or alcohol that shouldn’t be passing through it.
One of the easiest ways to cleanse your liver is with a bone broth fast. I often recommend a three-day bone broth detox to rapidly repair leaky gut. This may help your body rid itself of chemicals and “reset” your gut, improving overall immune function. Studies have even found that glycine can be used to help reduce alcohol-induced liver damage and other forms of acute or chronic liver injury.
5. Boosts Metabolism, Muscle Mass and Energy Output A boost in collagen may help increase your metabolism by adding lean muscle mass to your frame and helping with the conversion of essential nutrients. One of glycine’s most important roles is helping form muscle tissue by converting glucose into energy that feeds muscle cells. And remember that retaining muscle mass is crucial as you age, since it helps support posture, bone health and burns more calories than fat. When consuming collagen, you can benefit from also consuming vitamin C to ensure your body can convert the collagen into a useable protein. This can begin to restore the source or your energy and vitality.
That’s not all that glycine can do for your metabolism. Research shows glycine also has important roles in both functions of the digestive and central nervous systems, which play big roles in maintaining a healthy, youthful body. (8) Glycine seems to help slow the effects of aging by improving the body’s use of antioxidants and is also used in the process of constructing healthy cells from DNA and RNA.In addition, it’s been found that arginine boosts the body’s ability to make protein from other amino acids, which is important for repairing muscle tissue, healing wounds, sparing tissue wasting, boosting the metabolism, and aiding in proper growth and development. And glutamine also helps maintain adequate energy by facilitating the synthesizing of many chemicals. (9) This amino acid provides “fuel” to our cells, including carbon and nitrogen.
So I am currently working with my amazing gastroenterologist, we came up with a 30 day plan to HEAL my gut. This recipe right here is a staple to our 30 day meal plan and 3 day Keto Bone Broth fast. So if you are someone you know is having some stomach issues, if you just miss Pho, or just excited for something warm and yummy. This recipe is for you. I am beyond blessed to have the supportive people in my journey and I hope that little by little my struggles, my journey will help not only motivate but inspire you to live the life you truly deserve to have…. but first .. cheers to Pho!!