Happy Tuesday! For us optimists, Tuesday’s are awesome because we still have the rest of the week to accomplish some kick ass stuff before the weekend rolls around. I have a ridiculous amount of business ideas, dreams, and goals these days. Likewise, I’m truly loving the weekly hustle and flow.
I’ve been stupid busy lately with a whole host of random things. Things like re-arranging our whole apartment to the point where it feels brand new, doing way too much laundry, making huge donation trips to Good Will (whaddup spring cleaning), buying a new beta fish that we named Oasis, fermenting my own kraut, making my own ginger beer, making beet kvass, meeting with other entrepreneurs to brainstorm business ideas together, flying to and from Denver for my second NTP workshop weekend, binge-watching the new House of Cards episodes, and a ton more.
While I was in Denver, I came to terms with the fact that my digestive system is still pretty effed up. I find myself getting comfortable at home and not realizing just how bad my digestion has been for quite some time now. You may be wondering why.. she eats so healthy! Right? Hell yeah I do! All day erry day! But when your digestive system isn’t functioning properly like mine, you don’t absorb nutrients from your food no matter how healthy those foods may be that you’re piling in. I will go into detail about my personal digestive battle in my next post, and I’m looking forward to connecting with you more and hopefully shedding some light on digestive problems you may be having that could be very similar to mine.
Anyway! These delicious gelatin gummies have become a staple of my daily snack regimen, mainly because they are extremely nourishing and healing for the digestive tract. Heres a few other reasons why gelatin is awesome:
- Promotes youthful skin, healthier hair, and stronger nails
- Helps maintain bone health and strength; supports joint health
- Helps maintain healthy weight
- Natural glycine promotes healthy immune, digestive, and central nervous systems
- Great source of protein
- Supports intestinal cell wall integrity
In short, gelatin is the bomb. Think of this recipe as a ridiculously healthy version of Jell-O 🙂
- 1/2 Cup frozen or fresh blueberries
- 1/2 Cup frozen or fresh raspberries
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 1/2 Cup filtered water
- 10-15 Drops [url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007QUUUVG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=whatcaitate-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B007QUUUVG&linkId=bf6b3f510330e0b9f241e1f8dea560cd”]liquid Stevia extract[/url]
- [url href=”http://www.vitalproteins.com/collagen-protein-gelatin.html?acc=c2626d850c80ea07e7511bbae4c76f4b”]2 Tbsp gelatin[/url]
- In a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, combine blueberries, raspberries, lemon juice, water, and stevia. Bring to a light boil.
- Whisk and mash all ingredients together to ensure all juices from the fruit are extracted
- Strain the liquid through a[url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CMU1DCY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=whatcaitate-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01CMU1DCY&linkId=c2072d98f536570a531f8332d34a0b74″]fine metal colander[/url] into a large mixing bowl.
- While liquid is still hot, quickly mix in the [url href=”http://www.vitalproteins.com/collagen-protein-gelatin.html?acc=c2626d850c80ea07e7511bbae4c76f4b”]Gelatin[/url] while whisking so the gelatin does not form clumps. Whisk until well combined.
- Pour hot gelatin mixture into a dry pan or mold of your choice. ([url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E4BZ12W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=whatcaitate-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01E4BZ12W&linkId=b3d1489fbf760f6a34d1264edb708866″]I used a glass 8×8 pyrex pan[/url])
- Place in fridge to cool for about an hour, then cut into 1-2″ squares + Enjoy!
- *Stores in fridge for up to 3 weeks
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