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Simple and Healthy Homemade Jello Recipe

Did you know that jello makes a healthy snack for kids and adults?

Wait! Let me explain: My homemade jell-o recipe is healthy because it’s free of added sugar and artificial sweeteners. In addition, it’s made with healthy grass-fed gelatin and 100% fruit juice. Added bonus – it’s super easy to make!

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Homemade Jello – Better Taste, More Nutrition

When I was a kid, I loved eating pudding and jello for snack or dessert. I mean, what kid doesn’t love these fun, yummy, sweet treats?

Of course, now that I’m a mom who tries to keep my family’s snacks as healthy as possible, I know the boxed stuff fails us on nutrition.

(Check out my homemade chocolate pudding and homemade vanilla pudding recipes, too.)

I’m sure you know by now that Jell-O is full of sugar, artificial flavors, and artificial colors.  You probably don’t want to feed it to your children and you don’t want to eat it yourself.  But, would you believe that gelatin is actually good for you?

Gelatin Adds Important Nutrients to Our Diet

That’s right.  Gelatin from grass-fed animals is part of a nutritious, real food diet!  It contains anti-inflammatory components and works wonders for skin, hair, nails, and joints.  Grass fed gelatin even helps heal your gut.

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My best tips for how to prevent a stomach virus include consuming foods with gelatin.

We get a lot of gelatin through homemade bone broth, but sometimes we enjoy a sweeter way to get gelatin in our diet.  My homemade jello recipe makes such an easy, healthy snack or dessert.

Homemade Jello Recipe

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Here’s the Recipe:
Ingredients
3 cups of organic fruit juice of choice (We like red grape and white grape best. Apple makes a mildly flavored gelatin and orange is good, but not translucent. We go with pomegranate or cranberry around the holidays. )
3 TBS grass-fed gelatin
1/4 cup cold water

Optional – Whip some heavy cream with a little coconut sugar and a pinch of salt for a more decadent dessert.

Instructions
Heat juice to boiling
While waiting for juice to heat, dissolve gelatin 1/4 cup of water
Wisk gelled mixture into juice until melted
Pour into dish or mold of choice
Chill until set

I make homemade fruit snacks by adding more gelatin to the juice. I double the amount of gelatin and cut the final product into squares or into other shapes with a cookie cutter.

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Homemade Fruit Juice Gelatin

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of organic fruit juice of choice We like red grape and white grape best. Apple makes a mildly flavored gelatin and orange is good, but not translucent.
  • 3 tbs grass-fed gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Instructions

  • Heat juice to boiling
  • While waiting for juice to heat, dissolve gelatin 1/4 cup of water
  • Wisk gelled mixture into juice until melted
  • Pour into dish or mold of choice
  • Chill until set

Notes

I make homemade fruit snacks by adding more gelatin to the juice. I double the amount of gelatin and cut the final product into squares or into other shapes with a cookie cutter.

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