Mango Coconut Gelatin
MANGO COCONUT GELATIN
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
Gelatin is comprised of glycine and proline, two amino acids that are generally limited in the American diet as they are found abundant in organs, bones, and fibrous animal tissues not commonly consumed in our modern diet. These amino acids contribute to healthy skin and promote collagen formation as well as hair and nail strength. Gelatin can be therapeutic for bone and joint support, showing promising research and outcomes superior to Glucosamine supplements. Its main claim to fame is the ability to line the gut and reduce inflammation caused by food allergies or inflammatory bowel disease. Gelatin has mucilaginous (aka “oopy-goopy”) compounds that reline the gut essentially serving as a “face-lift” for the GI tract and fuel the gut cells! Beyond these benefits there is some compelling research that it may reduce cellulite and boost weight loss! With all these benefits, break out the Gelatin (Grassfed sources only, not your standard confined animal farm sourcing found in Jello or Knox) and get in the kitchen!
4 Tbsp grassfed gelatin
1 cup filtered water, divided, plus additional as needed
Juice of 4 limes
1 ½ cups frozen mango, allowed to thaw 30 minutes
1 cup full fat coconut milk
1 tsp raw local honey, optional
- Place the gelatin in ½ cup filtered water and mix until fully dissolved.
- In a small saucepan, heat ½ cup additional water plus the lime juice until just simmering. Do not boil.
- Remove the water and lime juice from the heat and mix with the gelatin.
- In a Vitaminx blender, blend the mangos with the coconut milk until fully combined. Add the gelatin mixture as well as the honey if using and blend until combined. Add additional water if needed to fill blender to the 4 cup mark.
- Once blended, pour the mixture into shallow baking dish to about 1” thickness. Refrigerate until firm, then cut into 1” x 1” squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Makes about 16 servings, one therapeutic serving is a 1” x 1” square
Nutrition facts serving: 42 Calories, 3g Fat, 4g Carbohydrates, 2g Protein
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