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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Juicy Jellies

In our search for a sweet treat that fits with our sugar free status, we've come up with Juicy Jellies: just using gelatine, juice and fresh fruit ... and they're a WINNER ...
  • Totally healthy
  • Totally easy to make
  • Totally affordable
  • Totally YUM!
Gelatine is a kinda old fashioned ingredient that I don't use very much, but apparently we ought to be eating more of it (e.g.  http://www.grassfedgirl.com/top-20-health-benefits-of-gelatin-helps-prevent-arthritis-cellulite-stretch-marks-wrinkles-brittle-bones-and-more/, http://www.diynatural.com/benefits-of-gelatin-in-your-diet/).  We just started doing these, 'cos they taste really good and make a great "I'd like a little something in the evening" option.

OK, so here's what you do:

Step One:
Grab some juice.  Bought fruit juice is fine.  We go the whole hog and juice our own (from fruit that's fine, but that the little piglets turn their noses up at).  I find a bit of apple in the mix helps with the setting.  So a juiced apple (with some citrus of some description to prevent browning) if you're juicing your own or an apple base for a bought juice.  Pictured above is a apple, orange and feijoa mixture.  You'll want around 375ml or 1 1/2 cups.

Step Two

Dissolve 3 teaspoons (can do 4 if you want a firmer mix or if you think it might not set) of plain (unflavoured) powdered gelatine in 125ml (1/2 cup) of hot water.

Step Three

Mix dissolved gelatine into the juice.

Step Four

Pour into bowl ... or we like individual bowls to accommodate different tastes in fruit. 

Step Five

Add fruit - mandarin segments work really well
Fresh or frozen berries are very good also ...

Step Six

Refrigerate until ready to serve.  These are great in lunchboxes, too!

What flavour combos of juice and fruit do you prefer?

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