The perfect treat for a hot summer morning and a sneaky way to get gelatin into kids! I created this recipe while on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) to heal yeast overgrowth. My kids were doing this gut healing diet too and this recipe is me getting creative to find more foods that did not include sugar, even sugar from fruit 🙂
When you are on a healing diet to balance the body, whether from cancer, yeast, bacteria, or a virus you want to avoid fruit that contains natural sugar as this will feed the excess pathogens in the body (i.e. yeast overgrowth). The exceptions to this rule are acidic fruits like lemons, limes, acai, sour green apples, black currants, cranberries, and pomegranates …. hence this recipe.
Pomegranate Jello Recipe
Makes (1) 8″ x 8″ square pan
2 cups pure water
1/2 cup unsweetened pomegranate concentrate
1/2 granny smith apple, chopped
1/2 cup soaked sunflower seeds (optional)
2 Tbs. unflavored gelatin or agar agar flakes (see below)
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. green stevia powder
Pinch of sea salt
Spread apples and seeds in bottom of 8″ x 8″ Pyrex glass dish.
Heat pomegranate concentrate, water, sea salt in pan on medium heat.
Cook until steaming.
Add gelatin and stevia and stir until dissolved.
Cool until slightly warmed so as not to cook the raw apples and seeds.
Pour this liquid over apple and seeds.
Chill for one hour in the refrigerator.
Slice into squares and serve.
Tips & Tricks
- Make a gummier jello by adding up to 4 Tbs. of gelatin, finger jello!
- For a vegan option, substitute 2 Tbs. agar-agar flakes (or 2 tsp. agar-agar powder) for the gelatin. Agar needs to be brought to a gentle simmer for 3 minutes to dissolve properly.
- Use cranberry concentrate, or other unsweetened juice, instead of the pomegranate.
- Top with cultured cream and soaked seeds for a delicious breakfast.
- Onstage 2? Add blueberries, blackberries, or a slightly acid fruit.
May all bellies be happy!