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This Grass-fed Sunshine Jello recipe is perfect for paleo diets. It’s a gut-healing recipe that is full of nutrition and bright orange flavor.
With spring comes the end of the peak citrus season, but I foraged some gorgeous, juicy naval oranges from the yoga studio recently:
Since adding collagen supplements into my diet, I’ve been coming across so many interesting recipes, including the re-emergence of Jello (made healthier than the boxed stuff) and gummy treats (again, made much healthier than the gummy bears I used to eat by the bagful).
My first attempt making a like-minded gummy treat involved using my oranges, a lime, and a knob of fresh ginger:
Why they’re called “naval” oranges(!):
Six medium oranges plus one small lime yielded about 2 1/2 cups of juice:
The juices and grated ginger got combined in a saucepan with about 2 tablespoons of raw honey and 1/2 cup of pastured collagen:
As I mentioned in my last post reviewing Vital Proteins collagen supplements, the green-lidded collagen version (versus the peptide version) is necessary to end up with a jello texture:
Without even simmering the concoction but just heating it enough to dissolve the collagen, I then poured the mixture into a glass dish and let it set up in the fridge (about 3 hours). The color of the final product is so inviting and the flavor is refreshing and just tastes like spring:
If you aren’t inclined to make such a treat, then you can always just admire your fruit in a still life (ha):
I noted in most gummy/Jello recipes, a good ratio to use is 3 tablespoons of collagen/gelatin for every one cup of juice or liquid, just fyi.
Here’s the recipe:Print
This healthy jello is full of orange flavor.
- 2 1/2 cups freshly-squeezed orange juice (from about 6 medium Naval oranges)
- 1 small lime, juiced (about 1–2 tablespoons of juice)
- 1 1” knob of fresh ginger, skin sliced off and flesh grated using a microplane
- 2 tablespoons raw honey (or up to 1/4 cup depending on how sweet the oranges are)
- ½ cup pastured collagen protein (not collagen peptides)
- In a large saucepan, bring the fresh juices, grated ginger, and honey to a gentle simmer.
- Slowly pour in the collagen and whisk briskly to prevent clumping.
- Turn off the heat continue whisking until ingredients are combined.
- Pour the mixture into a 8 ½” x 11” glass dish.
- Freeze the Jello for at least 1 hour or refrigerate for at least 3 hours before slicing and serving.
- Jello can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks before consuming.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 25