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Blood Orange Jelly

My kids number one favourite treat right now is any type of jelly and they’ve rated this, their absolute favourite flavour (for the moment anyway).

Health benefits
Oranges and lemons are in season right now, which means their nutrient levels are at their best. The coconut water adds a little re-hydrating goodness.

Gelatin is made from the bone and connective tissue of animals that has been dried and turned into a powder. I have written about the benefits of gelatin in this post about bone broth.  As I’ve always stated, eating whole food sources of any nutrient is best, so consuming bone broth regularly is the most nutrient dense way to consume gelatin. But for a tasty treat, making a batch of jelly is a delicious way to include additional gelatin in your diet.

I only use Changing Habits Organic Gelatin.  Because gelatin is derived from animals, I like to know I am consuming the best quality product with the least chemical loading. You can find out more or shop for it here.

Ingredients

500ml (2 cups) freshly squeezed blood orange juice (or regular orange juice)
½ cup of coconut water
1-2 tablespoon of raw honey or rice malt syrup (optional)
Juice of one lemon
3 tablespoons of organic gelatin

Method

  1. Place the coconut water and sweetener into a small pot and heat for a minute to lukewarm.
  2. Sprinkle the gelatin over the liquid, stirring after each tablespoon. For a traditional jelly set use 2 tablespoons, for a firmer, more gummy-lolly-like consistency, add 3 tablespoons.
  3. If the gelatin doesn’t completely dissolve, you can pop your pot back on the heat for a minute (only heat to luke warm), stirring well.
  4. Juice your oranges and lemons and mix with the coconut water mixture. Personally, I don’t strain any bits of pulp, but feel free to if you want a really smooth consistency jelly.
  5. Pour into a bowl or moulds, and set in the fridge.

Variations

Low-fructose
Choose rice malt syrup as your sweetener.

Vegetarian
Set with agar-agar (I haven’t recipe tested this)

 

Other Jelly recipes you might like:

Berry Jelly (in my trifle recipe), here
Chocolate coconut, here
Lemon immune jelly recipe, here

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  • Natalie

    What a simple and delicious recipe. My 7yo is not feeling very well and I knew some jelly would make him feel better. The blood oranges I bought were so juicy – it was perfect. I had recently purchased the Australian gelatin you mentioned and it was excellent.

    • That’s awesome to know Natalie. Hope he is better now G x

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