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A home made healing Jelly
October 11, 2013

We recently raided my parents big ol’ Mulberry tree – in full ‘Spring’,  weighed down by loads of juicy mulberries ripe for the picking.  Picking and eating, eating and picking and eating and eating we did.  The kids wanted to make mulberry jelly, which we whipped up in no time using the key ingredient – gelatin.  I was happy, as a treat to them became my kitchen medicine!  (Just had to save the car and the house from red mulberry juice)!

The claimed healing properties of Gelatin are incredible, aside from strengthening our hair and nails, the collagen helps our joints feel smoother, our wrinkles lighten and helps heal our gut.  For more information on gelatin check out this post.  When the weather turns warmer, home made bone stocks that offer these wonderful qualities, can be less appealing.  A Gelatin powder has quickly become a staple in our home.  Particularly important, I believe for our daughter Chloe, as we continue her healing journey.

picking (or eating) the mulberries

Preparation:  5 minutes

Quantity:  4  servings

A home made healing Jelly
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh  juice (e.g. apple, pineapple or orange), preferably organic
  • 1/2 cup of fresh berries or seasonal fruit
  • 2 tablespoons of grass fed beef Gelatin
  • 1 tsp honey or sweetener of choice, (optional – the juice is sweet, 1 teaspoon should be enough)
  • 1/4 tsp beetroot powder or 1/4 tsp of turmeric for colour
  • Yoghurt for topping  (optionl)

Directions:

1. Take 1/2 cup of your juice and put in a sauce pan and heat on low to medium heat.

2.  Place the berries or fruit you’re using into the bottom of 4  glasses or a large pyrex bowl.

3.  When the juice is warm  add the gelatin and beetroot powder or turmeric and stir continuously until the gelatin is fully dissolved.

4. Remove from the stove and let sit for a minute or so.

5. Add the gelatin mixture to the remaining 1 and a 1/2 cups of juice and stir until well combined.  Taste the mix to check if you want to add the honey to it.

6. Pour mixture into your glass containers.

7. Place the mixture into the fridge and let it sit for at least 3-4 hours or overnight to set.

 

Kitchen Notes

  • Served into smaller glasses these make a great treat for kids birthday parties.
  • Agar Agar is another great setting agent for Jelly and offers different nutritional qualities.
  • To make a soft jube (lolly), use only 1/4 cup of juice  with 1 tbsp of gelatin and pour into chocolate moulds to make jubes.  In the photo below we made lollies and then sold them on our wonderful street.

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