November 7, 2013 by Katie
I’m a total geek for homemade remedies, beauty products, and foods that heal. And one superfood that I’m currently intrigued by is Gelatin.
Take a look at just some of the benefits grass fed gelatin has to offer:
1. Aids in healing the digestive tract.
2. Improves digestion.
3. Removes toxins from the body.
4. Speeds up wound healing.
5. Tightens skin.
6. Strengthens hair, nails, and teeth.
7. Improves joint and bone health.
8. Improves quality of sleep.
9. Strengthens the immune system.
10. Provides 6 grams of protein per TBSP and is comprised of 18 essential amino acids.
And this is just some of gelatins beneficial properties! Please check out these bloggers if you want to dive deeper:
If you’re sold already, then great! Here’s my orange jello recipe.
1 cup of Odwalla orange juice.
1 cup of freshly squeezed juice. I used the juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon (I’ve read that the lemon neutralizes the taste of the gelatin) . Or you can use another cup of Odwalla orange juice.
3 TBSP of Great Lakes Gelatin.
Separate the juice and place 1 cup of Odwalla orange juice into a saucepan over medium heat.
While the juice is heating up, whisk 3 TBSP of gelatin into the 1 cup of cold juice.
Once the orange juice on the stove is hot and bubbly, add it to the cold juice and gelatin mixture. Whisk fiercely for about 1-2 mins, so the gelatin doesn’t clump up.
*If you would like to add sweetener (honey or maple syrup), mix a TBSP or 2 with the hot liquid on the stovetop. Once dissolved, add it to your cold gelatin/juice mixture.
Once it’s all mixed, pour it into your mold or shallow pan.
Place the gelatin mixture into the fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight to harden.
Find more creative ways to incorporate gelatin! Change up the juice that you use and even add fresh fruit chunks. Just stay away from pineapple, kiwi, and papaya as they ruin gelatins ability to thicken.
Enjoy these jello snacks!