Way back in November, I participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). It was a lot of fun, and for the first time, I won the challenge! I was so proud!
As fun as it was, there were some stressful moments. I needed support and someone to keep me on track, so I participated with my local writers guild, The Silverleaf Writers Guild. One week, a potluck was organized, and as a lover of all things food, I was excited! I decided to bring some berries, sliced cheese and crackers. When I arrived however, I was surprised to see a table mostly comprised of junk food! As delicious as it was, I felt sleepy afterwards; not something you want when you’re trying to write! This inspired me to create this segment: Healthy Recipes For Writers. I know how easy grabbing a bag of chips is instead of walking away from your project and making something healthy. So I did some research to find healthy recipes, and found some nice stuff!
This week’s segment is Mixed Berry Cloud Jellies, a healthy yogurt and fruit snack that you can eat with your hands with minimal mess! It also has some nice benefits, which is include:
- An excellent sources of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12.
- Probiotic cultures and high protein
- High levels of phytochemicals — those naturally occurring nutrients that help protect cells from damage
- The mixed berries are good for brain health!
- Lower blood pressure and heart health
- And more!
Recipe from kidgredients.com.au
- 2 cups pureed fresh or frozen mango, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, banana, etc (note: the more acidic fruit do not work, like kiwi or pineapple)
- 2 tbps lime juice
- Pinch sea salt
- 2-3 tbps raw honey or maple syrup (I used maple syrup)
- 4 tbps gelatin
- 1 cup of plain full fat yogurt (I used Greek yogurt for added protein!)
- ¼ cup kombucha, filtered water or fresh juice (note: I used apple juice, and simply added less sweetener)
- Puree fruit until smooth. At this point you can strain to remove any seeds (berries) if desired.
- Combine all ingredients in a small pot and sprinkle the gelatin across the top. Allow to sit for 5 or so minutes so that gelatin can start to absorb the liquid.
- Over a very low heat, slowly whisk to dissolve the gelatin.
- Once dissolved, pour mixture into a small tray or moulds to set in the fridge. If in tray, slice into squares and store in an airtight container in fridge.
They turned out awesome! They turned out delicious, and not messy at all! I was nervous putting the mixture on the stove, so I looked it up and learned that if you mix the gelatin with water on the side until it dissolves, you can then add it to the remaining ingredients and place them in the container or moulds of choice. I personally haven’t tried it though, and will add the results here once I do!
Did you try it for yourself? What flavors will you try? Let me know in the comments! 🙂