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As you may know, I suffer from a compromised immune system and gut health is crucial for my day to day health and quality of life. I try to take both collagen and gelatin each day as part of my supplemental routine.
Why gelatin, you ask? Gelatin is a brilliant source of protein and amino acids. It helps to heal the gut lining by restoring a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach. It can help to seal the colon so that nutrients can be better absorbed.
For me? Gelatin is very high in anti-inflammatory amino acids such as glycine and proline which aid in reducing inflammation.
Wow! If it could fold my laundry, it would be the most perfect food ever. I like to make tasty little jellies to take my gelatin, it makes it feel like you’re having a lush treat each day.
These little jellies are like a bowl of raspberries and cream… in a solid form. Enjoy!
Hands-on20 minutesOverall4 hours 30 minutes
Nutritional values (per serving, 2 jellies)
Total Carbs1.8gramsFiber0.7gramsNet Carbs1.1gramsProtein4.4gramsFat7.7gramsof which Saturated4.8gramsEnergy94kcalMagnesium5mg (1% RDA)Potassium31mg (2% EMR)
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5%), protein (19%), fat (76%)
Ingredients (makes 24 jellies)
Note: Sweetener can be used to taste. Natural grass-fed gelatin is by far the best gelatin to use for your gut health. You do need a bit more of it than the standard “baking” gelatin that you find at the supermarket, but it is by far better for you.
In two small containers, place ½ cup of cold water and ¼ cup of gelatin. Allow to sit and bloom while preparing the other ingredients.
Place the raspberries in a small saucepan and sweeten to your personal taste, heat gently while smooshing with your spoon to release the juices.
Also, in a separate pan, add the cream and heat to a gentle simmer. Add one of the bloomed gelatin bowls into the cream and whisk until dissolved.
Blend and then strain the raspberries and return to a clean pan over medium heat.
Add the other bloomed gelatin to the berries and whisk until dissolved.
Set your jellies mould out on the bench (I just used an ice cube tray) and pour your mixtures into jugs to make pouring easy. You can make them all the same or you can have fun with the layers like I did.
Pour your first layer into your mould and place in the refrigerator to set. If you’re concerned about your mixtures setting while you wait, sit your jugs in a warm water bath to keep it liquid.
Once your bottom layer has set, gently pour your top layer over and refrigerate to set.
Jellies should be fully set after about 4 hours. Store, in a container, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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