Nourishing Bone Broth Tonic (5 Minutes)

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Holding the handle of a mug of our Bone Broth Tonic surrounded by ingredients used to make it

We’ve previously shared a tutorial on How to Make Bone Broth. And now we’re sharing a super simple and comforting way to use it!

This nourishing 7-ingredient bone broth tonic requires just 1 pot and 5 minutes to prepare. Let us show you how it’s done!

Bone broth, nutritional yeast, green onion, turmeric, and other ingredients for making our Nourishing Bone Broth Tonic recipe

Origins of Bone Broth

It may be all the rage these days, but bone broth isn’t a new concept! Its origins trace as far back as 2,500 years ago where it was used in Chinese medicine for supporting kidney and digestive health.

Since then, bone broth has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes around the world. Learn more about its use in various cultures here.

How to Make a Bone Broth Tonic

It starts with adding the bone broth to a small saucepan to gently warm it.

Nutritional yeast is added for umami flavor and sea salt for overall flavor and trace minerals.

Using a wooden spoon to stir a pot of our Nourishing Bone Broth Tonic recipe

Turmeric is added for its anti-inflammatory properties and black pepper to aid absorption (consider it turmeric’s wingman).

Green onion and garlic are added for a bit of spice (plus they’re rich in sulfur, which supports detoxification).

For a hint of brightness, we like to finish the tonic off with a squeeze of lemon (but it’s optional).

Pouring mugs of our Chicken Bone Broth Tonic

We hope you LOVE this tonic. It’s:

Easy to digest
& Delicious!

This would be the perfect beverage for warming up on cold mornings, while battling a cold or flu, or any time you’re craving easy-to-digest nourishment.

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Two mugs of our Chicken Bone Broth Tonic with green onion

Nourishing Bone Broth Tonic (5 Minutes)

A nourishing bone broth tonic made with comforting ingredients like lemon, nutritional yeast, salt, and garlic. Just 1 pot, 7 ingredients, and 5 minutes required.
Author Minimalist Baker
Using a wooden spoon to stir a pot of Chicken Bone Broth with green onion and seasonings
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 (Tonic)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Grain-Free
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 3-4 Days


  • 10 oz. chicken bone broth (or sub high quality store-bought — organic pasture-raised when possible)
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast (if yeast-free, omit)
  • 1 healthy pinch sea salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1 healthy pinch black pepper (plus more to taste)
  • 1 healthy pinch ground turmeric
  • 1 stalk green onion, finely sliced (stems and ends removed)
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced or pressed
  • Squeeze of lemon juice (optional)


  • To a small saucepan add bone broth and heat over medium-high heat. In the meantime, add nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, turmeric, finely sliced green onion, and minced garlic. The broth should come to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 1 minute.
  • Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt and pepper to taste, nutritional yeast for depth of flavor, or garlic for kick. We also added a squeeze of lemon at the end for brightness (optional).
  • Serve hot. Store cooled leftovers in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days, though best when fresh (especially if you’ve already added the onion).



*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 86 Carbohydrates: 4.2 g Protein: 8.4 g Fat: 3.9 g Saturated Fat: 1.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.79 g Monounsaturated Fat: 1.65 g Trans Fat: 0.05 g Cholesterol: 3.28 mg Sodium: 503 mg Potassium: 355 mg Fiber: 1.1 g Sugar: 1.1 g Vitamin A: 481 IU Vitamin C: 2.55 mg Calcium: 28.12 mg Iron: 1.08 mg

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  1. Kelly says

    I quadrupled the recipe and added two cups water to use as a ramen base, and my not-that-into-soup husband made a point of saying how good it was! I had the leftover broth for lunch two days later and it was just as good and fortifying. Thanks!

  2. Meredith says

    This is delicious!! I did use a vegan “chicken” broth starter just for dietary preferences, but the addition of the green onion, nooch and turmeric really steal the show here! :) Will be making this over and over again!! Awesome recipe as always! Stay healthy and safe :)

  3. Karly says

    Looks like a wonderfully comforting recipe… Great choice especially in these crazy times we’re all living in! I haven’t actually made it yet but I’m sure it will be fantastic knowing your foodie wizardry, Dana! :) Thank you for helping to keep us all nourished, sane and humane!