Friday, September 13, 2013

Protein-Packed Fruit Jello

Back when I used to do calorie-counting, I would eat sugar free Jello all the time, with some sugar free whipped cream on top. Definitely not healthy, and in no way was it good for my body with all those chemicals!

Enter unflavored gelatin. This product is great! I had read some of the amazing benefits of it (hello joint care!) plus it's almost pure protein, so it makes these delicious treats into a nice protein booster!

You could absolutely make these with any kind of fruit/juice you want. We happened to have peaches in the freezer, so that's what I tried. Definitely want to make a million varieties now!

You can choose to let these harden in cute little molds like I did (I love portion control!) or you can pour it into a cooking pan and just cut pieces out like that.

We are definitely starting to eat a few of these cubes a day, and we know we are giving ourselves a good, healthful and beneficial treat!

1) 1/2 cup of pureed fruit or fruit juice (measured after you puree)
2) 1/2 cup of citrus juice (lemon, lime, orange...)
3) 3 Tablespoons of unflavored gelatin (use the red bottle of Great Lakes brand---bought it on Amazon). See the picture below.

1) Warm up your fruit and juice in a small pot, over medium-low heat.
Fruit & Juice puree, heating up
2) Once warmed through (about 5 minutes), add in your gelatin. Whisk vigorously to incorporate all of your gelatin or you will get little white specks in it.
Awesome, healthy gelatin---good for your body!
Adding the gelatin in
3) Keep on the heat for 1-2 minutes while you whisk and the gelatin incorporates.
4) Pour into your molds or your pan, and place in the refrigerator to set, approximately 3-4 hours.
5) Eat these jewels and help out your joints!
Ready for the fridge!

All done! 

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