Homemade Strawberry Orange Goji JelloPrint Recipe
- 1 tbsp grass fed gelatin
- 1/2 cup strawberry mix (take a handful of cleaned and hulled strawberries and run it through the blender to keep the fiber in them, bonus they also have pectin so it will help solidify the pudding or run it through a fine mesh sieve for a refined version)
- 2 tsp Monkfruit extract
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup cold water
- 5 tbsp organic goji berries
- zest from 2 organic oranges
In a large mixing bowl place the strawberry mix, monk fruit, and the tbsp of grass fed gelatin. Using an electric tea kettle bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Pour the boiling water into the mixing bowl and use a whisk to mix everything, ensuring that all the gelatin has dissolved.
Add the cup of cold water to it and use a micro plane to grate the zest from both oranges directly into the mixture.
Take your 5 serving vessels and place 1 tbsp of goji berries in each before placing equal amounts of the gelatin on top.
Use a spoon to stir each serving again before placing in the fridge and allowing to set for at least 4 hours.
When pouring in the gelatin strawberry mix from the mixing bowl into the vessels, the orange zest will find its way to the bottom. To ensure proper dispersion in all servings, fill each vessel 3/4 of the way and go back to fill all the way once your down to the end of the mixture from the mixing bowl.
Go through my google search history and you’ll see images of jello salad and jello molds from the 70’s going back about 3 months now. I have no idea why but theres something ridiculously appealing to me about these crazy offerings that they used to have during parties, Im sure amongst a bunch of libations which only makes it more fun. Gelatin, especially if its grass fed, helps strengthen your hair, nails, and bones. And for those IBS people, it helps with your digestive system as well so eat up people.
I would love to serve an arugula juice, cucumber and basil jello salad alongside a homemade yogurt dip at my next party but I have a sweet tooth so the dessert always wins. Since I dont cook much of anything without some sort of zest in it ( I just love the taste but I it doesn’t hurt that some benefits are more pectin, a fiber that helps prevent colon cancer and high cholesterol as well as Vitamin C) the pudding has a ton of flavorful orange zest. The goji berries add a fun bite and tartness to the naturally sweet monk fruit and balances out with the strawberry puree. Bonus if its served alongside champagne while listening to some Jimi Hendrix 🙂