I have found that Great Lakes gelatin is a bit stronger than Bernard Jensen’s. If you use Great Lakes to make these jigglers, you might want to use 3 TBLS instead of 4 - it depends on how firm you like your gelatin. These jigglers are firm enough to eat with your fingers. If you want to eat it with a spoon, use 1 or 2 TBL of gelatin. Most children will love this healthy, sugar-free snack. Every tablespoon of gelatin has 12 grams of protein. I love this tasty protein filled snack, it is so easy and fast to make! I eat it every day!
This information on the health benefits of gelatin is from Kate at nutritionbynature.com. Click here to read her
informative gelatin blog. Below is a synopsis of her blog:
“Gelatin is pro-thyroid and helps to restore/support optimum metabolism by balancing certain amino acids that can inhibit thyroid function…Gelatin (proline) can aid in wound healing, suppress tumor growth…and reduce systemic inflammation...supports the biosynthesis of collagen…Gelatin can aid in the digestion of milk and milk products…has a sparing effect on proteins…promotes gastric secretion…is soothing and healing to the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract…is immunomodulatory…can increase blood levels of calcium…is used in the synthesis of the endogenous “master” antioxidant glutathione…supports overall liver health…opposes oestrogen and favours progesterone sparing…Gelatin directly opposes stress hormones adrenaline, cortisol and serotonin…has an inhibitory effect on neurotransmitters, helping to promote relaxation and deep sleep. Gelatin facilitates the blood-sugar lowering action of insulin, and has a history of use in the treatment of diabetes and
1 bottle of Vitamin Water Zero squeezed lemonade 16.9 fl oz
4 TBLS of good gelatin (Bernard Jensen’s or Great Lakes)
1 small spoonful of stevia (taste to achieve your desired sweetness)
2 drops of lemon essential oil (I use doTerra essential oils)
Pour half of the lemonade into a two-cup glass measuring cup. Sprinkle 4 TBLS of gelatin onto the lemonade. Stir then allow it to sit for five minutes. Microwave the lemonade gelatin mixture for 1 minute. Stir some more since the gelatin should now be melted. If you don’t like to use the microwave, you can boil a small pot of water. Place the glass measuring cup with the softened gelatin in it and stir the gelatin for a few minutes until it melts.
Pour the remainder of the lemonade into a medium sized (4 cup size) glass container. Add the stevia and the lemon
essential oil. Then, add the melted gelatin mixture; stir and refrigerate. Cut into squares and eat!
This recipe works well with any of your favorite SoBe lifewater or Vitamin Water Zero flavors. I always make sure that they are sweetened with erythritol and stevia, not sugar. The SoBe lifewater blood-orange mango is good with two drops of orange essential oil. I like the berry-flavored drinks with ½ tsp of natural strawberry or raspberry extract in place of the essential oil.