The perfect treat for a hot summer morning and a sneaky way to get gelatin into you (+ kids). I created this jello while on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) to heal a chronic case of yeast overgrowth. My kids did this gut healing protocol too, so I had to get creative in the food department 🙂
The B.E.D. protocol avoids all fruit because most fruit contains too much natural sugars, which feeds yeast, bacterial, and viral overgrowth. The only exceptions to this rule are the 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, and sea salt in a pan on medium heat
Cook until steaming
Add gelatin and stevia and stir until dissolved
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 – also known as ‘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 another unsweetened juice, instead of the pomegranate.
- Top with cultured cream and soaked seeds for a delicious breakfast.
- On stage 2 of BED? Add in blueberries, blackberries, or other slightly acid fruits.
May all bellies be happy!