Whether you’re going through the GAPS Intro Diet, or you just need a nice easy healing snack, this Ginger Honey Jello is for you!
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I’m not gonna lie, the first stage of the GAPS Intro Diet can be pretty rough. On stage 1 your diet basically consists of boiled meat and boiled non-fibrous veggies. Oh, and broth… don’t forget all the broth!
But in between meals Dr. Natasha recommends drinking mugfuls of ginger tea. Just freshly grated ginger in boiling water with a little honey added in. Nothing too special, but it does come as a relief from all that meat.
Of course, down here in the south, where it’s practically summer all year ’round, a mugful of hot tea after your mugful of hot broth isn’t always welcome.
My solution? Ginger Honey Jello.
Simple, easy to make, just as healthy as the tea, and most importantly not. hot.
Plus, this Ginger Honey Jello has the added benefit of being something you can eat as a snack. Something that doesn’t taste like meat or squash or carrots…. and doesn’t contain broth. Which you can definitely appreciate if you’ve ever done the Intro Diet!
While your intestines are sealing up from all the broth and meat, the Ginger Honey Jello (or tea) does a nice job of soothing any tummy problems that might creep up on you during stage 1 of the intro diet. Or any other stage, actually.
As you progress through GAPS Intro, it’s probable that you’ll be faced with something that upsets your stomach (so far for me it’s been yogurt… waaahhhh).
That’s where this little snack comes in handy. Just munching on a few pieces helps sooth your unhappy tummy.
Ginger is full of anti-inflammatory benefits. In fact, it’s so strong that it even rivals NSAIDs! Not only that, but it also helps to lower the risk of infections by breaking down toxic buildup in your organs. Ginger root is also good for cleaning out the lymphatic system, a.k.a. your body’s sewage system.
On top of the wonderful benefits of ginger, add in those of honey! It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C & B6, calcium, and iron, plus it’s full of friendly bacteria, making it anti-fungal, and probiotic. All of this makes it a wonderful aid to getting rid of whatever is causing your tummy issues.
Note on the honey: To get the most benefits from it, make sure that it’s local and raw, if possible. And while you’re at it, plant a few colorful flowers outside, to make those local bees happy…
With all these amazing things going on in your easy peasy GAPS snack, let’s also add the gelatin.
What do you mean, you didn’t know gelatin was healthy?
It is indeed, my friends. It’s full of protein, giving your skin, hair, and nails a boost! I love using Perfect Supplements grass-fed gelatin in this recipe. It’s 100% gluten-free, non-GMO, and kosher, all of which are things I can get behind!
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Ginger Honey Jello
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 qt. water
- 2-3 inch hunk of fresh ginger
- 1/4 c. grass fed gelatin (I like this kind or this kind)
- 2-3 T. raw honey (remember, local is best!)
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Stay tuned for more GAPS Intro Diet foods, coming your way soon!