Most kids love jelly. But most jelly is the aeroplane sort. Full of sugar, colours and ‘numbers’.
Grass Fed gelatin offers an easy and healthy alternative. There are so many different variations of gelatin treats. The options are literally endless. I’ve seen all sorts of juices, coconut milk, almond milk, coffee, ginger, fruit, whatever you can imagine. Use moulds, cut them in squares, store in jars and eat with a spoon, however you please.
It’s definitely not just for the kids! It makes a great high-protein, healthy snack for all ages.
- 1 tbsp gelatin powder
- 1 cup liquid
At the Santosha 1st Birthday, Amy supplied us with two flavours made with:
- Charlie’s Spirulina Whole Fruit Smoothie
- Nudie Apple Juice
You can use more or less liquid depending on the consistency you’re after.
Why consume gelatin?
Gelatin is almost all protein, which means it makes a great, energy boosting snack. It is the richest food source of the amino acid glycine, which is particularly important for your health.
Gelatin is derived from collagen, which is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is found in skin, bones, tendons and muscles. Therefore collagen can help to improve skin (bye bye wrinkles!), strengthen bones and increase lean muscle mass. Collagen is found in the parts of animals we don’t often consume, like the cartilage and bones. Bone broth is a great way to extract the goodness out of these parts (see post on bone broth), but thankfully we can also easily access these nutrients in gelatin or collagen powders.
Santosha is now stocking Vital Collagen products including Beef Gelatin (don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like beef) and Collagen Peptides.
Grass Fed Girl’s Easy Paleo Gelatin Treats contains many more recipes: Click here to view more details