Posted on January 22, 2016
If you are looking to heal your gut or just add an incredible nutritional source to your diet, consider gelatin. According to Sally Fallon in Nourishing Traditions, gelatin can help with digestive disorders, including colitis and Crohn’s disease, and can be used for chronic disorders such as anemia, diabetes, muscular dystrophy, and even cancer. The amino acids found in gelatin help generate cell growth, so it is also great for skin elasticity and joint care.
- 1 carton of fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup of blueberries (frozen)
- 5 tbsp Gelatin (grass fed Great Lakes product is what I use, here’s the link – gelatin on Amazon)
Heat the fruit in a saucepan over med-low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is nice and mushy.
While the fruit is cooking, put about 1/3 cup of cold water in a bowl and spread the gelatin on it. It will dissolve in the water.
Remove the fruit from the heat, use a potato masher or just a fork to further mash the fruit together. Mix the gelatin water that you prepared earlier, into the fruit and whisk together. The gelatin water will dissolve in the warm fruit. Pour into silicone baking cups or maybe this gummy bear mold. I used mini peanut butter cup molds I found at the local kitchen shop. Put the molds into the fridge for a couple of hours. Take them out of the molds and then store them in a container in the fridge for up to a week (mine don’t last that long).
These are great for a snack during the day when you just need a little pick me up!