Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fruit Juice Gelatin paleo and low carb

Fruit Juice Gelatin
Gelatin is the protein that gives bone broth its thick, velvety texture, and also the reason for many of its joint-healing and gut-soothing health benefits. But did you know that it’s also the magic behind commercial Jell-O desserts? Stir it into a room temperature liquid and pop everything into the fridge, and watch as it sets into the familiar quivery solid.
This opens up a world of opportunities for healthy Paleo treats that you can make with combinations of gelatin and fruit. For this recipe, I haven’t specified anything at all; use any type of juice and fruit (or your favorite combination). Just make sure that whatever you get, you check the label for added sugars or anything else that doesn’t have a place in a Paleo diet. If you’ve never bought gelatin powder before, you can usually find it in the baking aisle, somewhere near the pie fillings: it’s a rare example of something actually good for you hiding in the middle aisles of the grocery store!
These gelatin treats are delicious enough to eat just for dessert, but because gelatin is healing and soothing, they’re also perfect for anyone with a stomach bug. Replace a popsicle full of sugar water with a homemade bowl of “Paleo Jell-O” for something that not only tastes good and goes down easily, but will actually help your body fight off whatever’s got you down.

Fruit Juice Gelatin Recipe

Serves 4
Prep Time: 3h.
Cooking time: 5 min.


  • 4 cups of fruit juice of your choice;
  • 4 tbsp. gelatin powder;
  • 1 cup of fresh fruits; (optional)
Fruit Juice Gelatin preparation


  1. Heat 3 cups of the juice until almost boiling.
  2. In a bowl, combine the 1 cold cup of juice with the gelatin powder and mix well.
  3. Add the hot juice to the gelatin powder and mix well again.
  4. Pour into a pan and add the fresh fruits.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or until firmly set.

Word of the Day

  • imbricate
  • audio pronunciation
  • \IM-brih-kut\

: lying lapped over each other in regular order

During the tour of the mansion, Glenda noted the pattern of imbricate slate tiles on the roofs of the gables, a feature common to houses of the period.

"Recent geological studies and limited geophysical measurements in this region have been cited to argue that uplift is due to internal imbricate 'stacking' of Asian crust…." —Professor James Ni as quoted by Donyelle Kesler in Las Cruces Sun-News (New Mexico), July 22, 2011

The ancient Romans knew how to keep the interior of their villas dry when it rained. They covered their roofs with overlapping curved tiles so the "imber" (Latin for "pelting rain" or "rain shower") couldn't seep in. The tiles were, in effect, "rain tiles," so the Romans called them "imbrices" (singular "imbrex"). The verb for installing the tiles was "imbricare," and English speakers used its past participle—"imbricatus"—to create "imbricate," which was first used as an adjective meaning "overlapping (like roof tiles)" and later became a verb meaning "to overlap." These days, the adjective is usually encountered in scientific contexts.


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