Gelatin Lime Jello Cubes
Gelatin is very good for the body, inside and out. It is needed for our bodies to be healthy. Gelatin comes from collagen and our body needs both, but as we age we lose the collagen and have to have help to replace it. This is why it is good to start on a regimen of incorporating gelatin into your life every day. Gelatin is low in calories, contains no carbs or fats, and is a good way of getting more protein in your diet.
There are several good places to get quality gelatin, but most reviews and places I have read about seem to agree that Great Lakes is the best place to go. Vegetarians are missing out on many vitamins and minerals our bodies need to be healthy. But good news, if you are a vegetarian or you have a problem with cow gelatin there is also fish, which I know most vegetarians don’t eat and there is also a vegetable gelatin. I have not personally tried either of these types of gelatin, but I have seen them on Amazons website.
Gelatin is a wonderful helper to your body. Did you know that it can even aid in digestion issues or even possible heal them. There are many reasons to increase your gelatin intake from the top of your head, your hair, to the bottoms of your feet, better skin and stronger nails.
It doesn’t take a huge amount; you only need to add a few tablespoons a day. But here are a few ways to incorporate gelatin into your daily routine
- Taking gelatin is a good way to get more protein in your diet.
- Take unflavored gelatin powder as a daily supplement. Mix 1 Tbsp with room temperature liquids twice per day. Can be any kind of liquid.
- Add more homemade bone broth into your daily diet. Drink it warm, use it to flavor rice or pasta dishes, or use as a base for soups. I have replaced the water normally used for rice with beef or chicken bone broth and my family loves it.
- Make scrumptious homemade marshmallows that are a tasty treat that includes gelatin. Recipe coming soon
- Make your own gummy squares or bears here or my lime Jell-O recipe below using unflavored gelatin and real fruit juice or honey to sweeten. My recipe with ACV also gives a dose of apple cider vinegar which is very beneficial to the body as well.
- Add powdered gelatin to homemade soups or gravy for thickening.
- Throw it into a smoothie; you won’t even taste that there is a healthy dose of gelatin there.
- Dissolve gelatin in your hot cereals.
- Add it to hot drinks, like tea or coffee or maybe cocoa.
- Thicken homemade yogurt, kefir, or sauces that are too thin.
There are many ways to add it to your life and it has no flavor that I have noticed. The only one that will even know it is there will be you. I won’t tell. I am trying to get my family to eat healthier and sneaking things in like this is a good way to do it. Coconut is an awesome way to get healthier and here gelatin and coconut combined, what could be better, except maybe Pina Colada’s on a nice warm beach somewhere. Honey is also said to be a great thing to use to help with pollen allergies. Using local honey will add small amounts of pollen into your system and try to train your body that pollen not a foreign object and would hopefully help ease pollen symptoms. This is suppose to work along the same lines as your yearly flu shot. Your body is given a small dose of the flu and it allows your body a chance to learn and accept it so that if you do get sick, it hopefully won’t be with this nasty flu bug that is going around this year.
Lime Coconut Jello Cubes
½ cup Lime Juice
3 TBSP Honey
2 TBSP (1/8 cup) Gelatin
Dash of Sea Salt
½ Cup Coconut Milk (Full Fat from the can, not carton)
- Mix all the ingredients with a fork or a whisk. Warm over medium low heat until everything is combined and the gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Pour the jello into a container and cover with plastic wrap.
- Place in the fridge to chill for about 6 hours or until set, this step will depend on the container and how thick or thin you container makes it.
I use a corning ware petite square pan about 4 inches square or I have also used the containers that you can pick up at the dollar tree for putting sandwiches in. I’ve seen lots of recipes that use silicone molds, cereal bowls or ice cube trays. You’ll have to play around with that, it doesn’t make a lot just around a cup. But you can always double or triple the recipe if you like. I tend to make some things in smaller quantities.
You could replace the lime with any flavor citrus juice if you like. If you make this, please let me know how it goes, would love to hear from you.