Don’t eat that Jell-o!! Try this healthy homemade version instead.

Probiotic Ginger-Lemon Jello


I mentioned here all the wonderful benefits of including gelatin in your diet.  Since you are all dedicated and loyal readers whom savor my every word ;-), I will not repeat the health benefits of eating gelatin daily.

Every morning I dissolve about a teaspoon of gelatin into my coffee or tea.  And then sometimes we make this healthy jello treat for the whole family to share.  I initially developed this recipe for my son in order to help heal up his gut damage, especially for a first food after having the stomach flu.  I had gone to the store to purchase Jell-o brand jello cups for him after he was sick, took one look at the ingredient label (and the price – $5.00 for 4 cups!?) and put it right back on the shelf!

Let’s take a look at store bought jello ingredients:

INGREDIENTS: GelatinAdipic Acid  (for Tartness), Disodium Phosphate  (Controls Acidity), Maltodextrin  (from Corn), Fumaric Acid  (for Tartness), Aspartame  (Phenylketonurics Contains Phenylalanine) (Sweetener), Contains Less than 2% of Artificial FlavorAcesulfame Potassium  (Sweetener), Salt, Blue 1Red 40.
Did you just yell “Holy Mackerel!”?  I did.  This sugar-free version is full of GMOs, preservatives, artificial colors and sweeteners, which are neurotoxins.  Further, the gelatin they use is not grass-fed.  The source matters!  I do not wish to consume or feed my children animal products full of anti-biotics and hormones, nor do I wish to support the factory farming industry, which grossly mistreats animals.  That is why only I use this brand of gelatin.
This is a healing recipe perfect for the whole family.  Gelatin and probiotics are both great for the digestive tract and therefore immune supporting because approximately 70% of our immune system is located in the gut!.  And once again, I bring you a super easy recipe!

Kombucha Jello!

Have you ever tried Kombucha?  You can buy it at an mid-to-upscale grocery store.  It is delicious!  Kombucha is a fermented tea which is made from beneficial bacteria and yeasts.  It is helpful in detoxification and digestion, as it provides many of the enzymes and good bacteria your body needs to operate.  It is carbonated and a great replacement for soda.  Try some today!  It comes in many flavors and you can substitute any for this recipe.

Probiotic Jello Recipe

There you have it.  Let me know how you like it!



One thought on “Don’t eat that Jell-o!! Try this healthy homemade version instead.

  1. Pingback: Gut Healing Journey – Elimination Diet Week 1 – Derailed! | mommy lives clean

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