Check out my super shiny gut-lovin’ choc orange jelly! This is no ordinary jelly. This jelly is made from beef gelatin, and is super beneficial for repairing a damaged gut-lining and keeping it healthy.
Tomorrow night (Wed 6 Dec, 6:30pm) I’m running a Gut Health & Foods for the Gut Workshop at our Happy Biome Studio Clinic. This workshop will explore leaky gut, pathogens and inflammation in the gut, how to detect what’s going on in your gut, and how to keep a healthy gut. I’ll be sharing with you some of my favourite gut-friendly-food recipes, demos on how to make some of these recipes, and taste tasters!
What you will see on the menu tomorrow:
Foods & nutrients to heal the gut-lining: bone broth, beef gelatine treats (like the one in the pic), and amino acid concoctions.
Foods & nutrients to keep a healthy gut microbiome: kombucha, sauerkraut, miso, yogurt, pickled garlic, pickled ginger-carrot, probiotics.
Foods & nutrients to support digestion: soaked nuts and seeds, almond milk, sprouted legumes and grains, fermented dough for loafs, bars, cakes and pancakes, digestive enzymes.
We have some spaces available if you’d like to come along and learn how to create and maintain a healthy gut. It’s just $10 to attend. Please RSVP to Nutritional & Functional Medicine Practitioner Filipa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 707 249.
Choc Orange Jelly
And a little recipe to get your taste-buds watering…my delicious Choc Orange Jelly! I make this jelly with grass-fed beef gelatin powder, which is derived from the selective hydrolysis of collagen from bovine skin, connective tissue and/or bones. Real gelatin is a healing food for the gut lining, and also for the muscular skeletal system, especially the joints. When we are under stress (be that emotional stress, dietary stress such as poor blood sugar regulation, allergies or intolerances, or hidden inflammation such as pathogens in the gut or chemical toxicity), our bodies go into a catabolic state. In this state, our bodies begin to eat away at the muscles and the gut-lining. This is particularly bad news for the gut, as our gut-lining begins to break down, leaving little holes in our guts where undigested food particles, chemicals and pathogens leak out of our gut and into our blood streams. This then leads to allergies and a whole host of health problems, from joint pain, to migraines, even to cancer. Using foods rich in amino acids, such as collagen, can help to heal and repair the gut-lining, in addition to detecting and eliminating the source of stress that is causing your gut to breakdown in the first place.
¾ cup almond milk
1 tsp raw honey
1 tsp cacao powder
4 drops orange essential oil
½ dried banana (or 2 dates)
3 tbsp real gelatin powder
100ml boiling water.
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor (excluding the gelatin and boiling water) until all blended together. Set aside.
- In a glass bowl, whisk gelatin and boiling water together until gelatin has dissolved.
- Pour in the chocolate mixture in the gelatin mixture and whisk to combine.
- Pour into a shallow glass dish and leave to set in the refrigerator.