a simple real food recipe :: fresh berry jello


Looks refreshing doesn’t it?!a simple real food recipe :: fresh berry jelloThis is one of our favorite “after naptime snacks” here. You will love how fresh, sweet, and satisfying it is!a simple real food recipe :: fresh berry jelloAnd when you make jello with gelatin from grassfed cows you are getting a load of protein and minerals you just can’t get from the boxed stuff in the store. Not to mention skipping out on behavior altering food dyes.a simple real food recipe :: fresh berry jelloThis is so easy – it takes the same amount of time to make as the boxed stuff – literally minutes!

a simple real food recipe :: fresh berry jello
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups berries (Fresh or frozen – if frozen be sure they are thawed out. You can use the juices that thaw from the berries as well)
  • 3-4 TB raw honey or pure maple syrup to taste
  • 1½ - 2 TB gelatin (Grassfed gelatin preferred – Great Lakes Gelatin is a great option)
  • 1 cup filtered water
Instructions
  1. Blend the berries and honey in a blender until smooth.
  2. Add the gelatin to the blended berries/honey, and let it sit for a few minutes while your water comes to a boil.
  3. Bring the water to a boil and add it to the blender with the berry/honey/gelatin mixture, and blend together.
  4. Pour into molds and refrigerate an hour or two before serving. I just use my muffin tin.

Kitchen Tips:

  1. Get Great Lakes Gelatin HERE. It is from grassfed cows and is extremely nourishing!
  2. If you don’t want the fancy foamy top then just use a whisk to combine the boiling water and berry mixture instead of blending it.
  3. Get creative with your molds! I ended up using my bunny mold that I have for Easter for some treats to bring on our family Easter gathering for the kids! I have a great flower mold too! Use whatever other shapes you can find for a great birthday party snack!
  4. Pack these up in the lunch boxes for school!
  5. When you come across a great berry deal or sale at the farmer’s market or grocer, stock up and freeze up! Just line them up on a baking sheet to freeze individually and then store the frozen berries in freezer bags. This is a great way to always have fresh berries without breaking the bank.
  6. Read THIS to educate yourself on the dangers of food dyes like those found in most store bought boxed jello.

a simple real food recipe :: fresh berry jelloYOUR TURN!

Let me know how the kids like it!

This post was shared at Real Food Forager’s Fat Tuesday, and The Polivka Family’s Family Table Tuesday!

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Renee

the real food hippie :: renee is married to her superman and mama to her 3 busy bees. she loves soaking up the sun, real butter, and julia child. her passion is helping people take baby steps to raise a real food generation in this world of highly processed food – one with healed guts, functioning minds, and solid health. she also blogs at Raising Generation Nourished. Find more of Renee on twitter pinterest and Google+.

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  1. Jaime :: owner says:

    WOW sooo easy!!!

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