J-E-L-L-O! We all remember the song and we all remember those oh so yummy jello jigglers! Well I’ve healthified this childhood favourite and made them free of artificial flavours and refined sugars. Homemade jello is super easy to make. The only real time it takes is waiting for it to set!
I also healthified it even further by sneaking in some powdered greens, I promise no one will notice! One serving of this jello is so nutrient-rich it’s equivalent to eating a salad. You heard me! So eat your jello – guilt-free!
Makes 4 Servings
1 1/2 lbs fresh berries
10-15 drops liquid stevia (depending on how sweet you like it)
2 Tbsp grass-fed gelatin (I used Great Lakes)
1 cup cold water
2 tsp powdered greens*
*Powdered greens are optional but a great way to sneak in some nutrients without anyone ever knowing 🙂
If you are not using a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec you will want to strain the blended berries through a mesh sieve to remove any seeds. You may notice that not straining it will result in a creamier texture, which I prefer!Transfer to a bowl. Add enough water to yield 3 cups. Stir and set aside.
Place the small sauce pan with the gelatin mixture on the stove over medium heat. Slowly heat the mixture until the gelatin has completely dissolved, be sure not to bring it to a boil. Add this to the blended berries, stir well and immediately transfer to 4 bowls or a 9′ x 13′ baking dish if you want to cut into shapes like I did!Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Remove from fridge, cut out shapes or scoop into bowls. Top with coconut whip cream and more berries. Enjoy!Get creative! Play around with different flavours by juicing or blending your favourite fruit. As long as it yields 3 cups it should substitute into this recipe no problem.
Nutritional info per serving (without toppings)
74 Calories, 12g Carbs, 3g Fibre, 1g Fat, 7g Protein, 7g Sugar