I love eating food that reminds me of being a kid… and jello is one of those fun foods that takes me right back to childhood.
Plus, gelatin itself is one of the best foods we can eat to heal our gut! That’s why we recommend eating bone broth so much.
Here’s a few words about gelatin from published work by our friend Dr. Siebecker (1):
To summarize, gelatin (broth) can be considered for use in the following conditions: food allergies, dairy maldigestion, colic, bean maldigestion, meat maldigestion, grain maldigestion, hypochlorhydria, hyperacidity (gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, ulcer, hiatal hernia) inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut syndrome, malnutrition, weight loss, muscle wasting, cancer, osteoporosis, calcium deficiency and anemia.
Sound like it might help you?
If you’re like me, you can only tolerate so much bone broth… which is why a nice break in the form of blueberry jello sounds just right. And fortunetly, our friend Angela from Paleokitchenlab.com stopped by to share her amazing jello recipe (YAY, thanks Angela).
Before we dive in, please note this recipe calls for dairy in the form of 24-hour SCD yogurt. I don’t tolerate dairy and I’ve made similar jello by removing the yogurt and it still tastes pretty amazing. So don’t let one ingredient stop you from making your own batch (minus the diary).
“Jello” is another way to get many of the benefits of bone broth. They are made from the same ingredients after all. And what a fun way to eat your medicine.
- 1 Cup of Fresh or Frozen Blueberries (try strawberries too)
- 3 Tbsp of Unflavored Grass-fed Gelatin
- 2 Tbsp of Fresh Squeezed Lemon (or Lime) Juice
- 3/4 Cups of SCD Yogurt
- 1 Cup of Hot Water
Optional: For extra sweetness add 1 tablespoon of local raw honey.
Note: As an alternative to dairy yogurt, you can use coconut milk kefir. Here’s a link to a blog that talks about how to make coconut milk kefir.
- Blend berries, yogurt, sweetener and lemon (or lime) juice and set aside.
- Heat water in a pan and slowly melt the gelatin into the water by incorporating a little bit at a time and whisking the water as you temper the gelatin to make sure it melts.
- Wait for the gelatin-water mixture to cool a bit (so it is not scalding) and add to blended berry mixture and stir well.
- Pour your super-food dessert into a container of choice. (A 9×9 pan works well).
- Let cool for a couple hours in the fridge until it sets. For a fancy twist you can cut the finished jello into cute shapes with a cookie cutter.
Now you can eat your dessert and heal your gut too. No guilt and lots of healing power. Enjoy.
Enjoy! And let us know your fun jello ideas in the comments below.
Thank you again Angela!
Angela Privin is from http://diyhealthblog.com/ and emigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine at the age of 5. She speaks Russian, Spanish, English and Gibberish fluently. She is a former journalist in New York City and battled IBS for years before evolving into a blogger/health consultant. In her early 20s, she got Lyme Disease and was treated with massive doses of antibiotics and NOT followed up with probiotics. She believes this is what created the bacterial imbalance in her gut that set the stage for IBS. She loves to cook, but she can’t follow recipes. You’ll see that she makes up her own as she goes.
Here’s her amazing recipe site: www.Paleokitchenlab.com