Strawberry Jello (AIP, Gut Friendly, Paleo)

Strawberry Jello (AIP, Gut Friendly, Paleo)

DID YOU KNOW? Gelatin is a protein product derived from collagen and its unique amino acid profile gives it many health benefits.

One of those benefits includes improving gut health — in particular, protecting the gut wall from damage.

Glutamic acid (an amino acid found in gelatin), is converted to glutamine in the body. Glutamine has been shown to improve the integrity of the gut wall and help prevent “leaky gut”.

A “leaky gut” is when the gut wall becomes too permeable, allowing bacteria and other potentially harmful substances to pass from the gut into the bloodstream, a process that shouldn’t happen normally.

This is thought to contribute to common gut conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Homemade jello is a fun and easy way to incorporate gelatin into your diet. Give this yummy Strawberry Jello a try. It’s healthy jello for adults and kids–and the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day!

Want more jello recipes? Try my Gut Soothing Honey Lemon Ginger Jello and my Raspberry Lemon Jello!

Strawberry Jello

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup grass-fed gelatin
2-3 tbsp. honey

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Add strawberries and water to blender and blend until pureed.

2. Add fruit puree into a saucepan along with gelatin and honey and whisk together. Let gelatin “bloom” for a few minutes.

3. Turn heat to low and whisk ingredients (5-10 minutes) until mixture becomes thin.

4. Pour mixture into a glass dish or into molds (I used small heart molds). Place in the fridge for 1-hour to set.

5. Remove from molds or cut into squares and enjoy!

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Lemon Raspberry Jello

Lemon Raspberry Jello

3 Ways Gelatin Can Support Gut Health and Digestion

1. Aids in gut repair. Gelatin is beneficial for preventing intestinal damage and repairing the lining of the digestive tract, thereby preventing “leaky gut”. The gut lining is one of the body’s most important lines of defense, since it keeps food particles, bacteria and yeast inside the digestive system (where they belong) and prevents them from entering the bloodstream, which triggers inflammation.

2. Promotes enzymes and stomach acid that break down food. When you don’t produce enough enzymes/stomach acid, you can experience common digestive problems like heartburn, gas, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, etc. Older people often experience more digestive problems because their stomach acid decreases during the aging process and is worsened by increased stress levels. Gelatin can improve your ability to produce stomach acid and enzymes that are needed for proper digestion and nutrient absorption.

3. Improves bloating and constipation. Gelatin is capable of absorbing water and fluids, which helps prevent fluid retention and stomach bloat while improving constipation.

Jello is a great and easy way to add gelatin to your diet. Give my Lemon Raspberry Jello recipe a try. It’s healthy jello for adults and kids!

Lemon Raspberry Jello

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup frozen raspberries
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup grass-fed gelatin
3 tbsp. honey
4-5 drops lemon essential oil (food-grade) or 1 tsp. lemon zest

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Add raspberries and citrus juice to blender and blend until pureed.

2. Add puree into a saucepan along with gelatin and honey and whisk together. It will be a thick paste to start.

3. Turn heat to low and continue whisking ingredients (5-10 minutes) until mixture becomes thin.

4. Whisk in lemon essential oil or lemon zest towards the end.

5. Pour mixture into a glass dish or into molds. Place in the fridge for 1-hour to set.

6. Remove from molds or cut into squares and enjoy!

Gut-Soothing Honey Lemon Ginger Jello (AIP, Sugar Free, IBS Friendly)

Gut-Soothing Honey Lemon Ginger Jello (AIP, Sugar Free, IBS Friendly)

Food and supplements have played an important role in my journey with IBS.

Over the years I have developed a solid list of ‘best foods/supplements for gut support’ that I incorporate into my diet regularly to maintain the health of my gut – and help heal it when needed – so it can function optimally.

Gelatin is on my list of ‘best foods/supplements for gut support’ and here’s why …

Gelatin can improve digestion by enhancing gastric acid secretion which is important in breaking down the food we consume. Without proper digestion, we cannot absorb all the important nutrients we get from food, which can lead to nutrient deficiency in the long term.

In addition, gelatin can help to repair the mucosal lining in the stomach which is often damaged in those suffering from IBS. A damaged gut lining can cause a long list of symptoms and inflammatory reactions.

Homemade jello is a fun and easy way to incorporate gelatin into your diet. Give this Gut-Soothing Honey Lemon Ginger Jello a try. It’s healthy jello for adults and kids!

Gut-Soothing Honey Lemon Ginger Jello

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup homemade ginger tea
1 lemon (juice only)
4 tbsp. grass fed gelatin
3 tbsp. honey
4-5 drops lemon essential oil (food-grade) or 1 tsp. lemon zest

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Add cold ginger tea, lemon juice and gelatin into a saucepan and let gelatin “bloom” for a few minutes.

2. Turn heat to low and begin whisking ingredients (5-10 minutes) until mixture becomes thin.

4. Whisk in honey and lemon essential oil or lemon zest towards the end.

5. Pour mixture into a glass dish or into molds. Place in the fridge for 1-hour to set.

6. Remove from molds or cut into squares and enjoy!

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