Raspberry and mint jelly

img_3732I am always trying to get more collagen into my diet, it enhances hair, nails and skin and supports all the joints in the body as well as helping with digestive disorders. The grass fed gelatin in these jellies supplies lots of collagen, the berries are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and the mint is packed with minerals. These little raspberry  mint jellies taste of summer and are easy and quick to make with just three ingredients. They are very low carb and if you have them without the whipped cream they are also low in calories.

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Ingredients.

  • 200gms raspberries fresh or frozen.
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of grass fed gelatin .
  • 1 bunch of mint, I am using apple mint but any is fine.

First add the gelatin to a 1/4 cup of water in a small bowl and leave to bloom for a couple of minutes then stir, it will thicken up a bit. Place the bowl into a saucepan of gently simmering water until all the gelatin grains have melted, this will take up to 5 minutes, then remove the bowl from the saucepan. I don’t like to heat the berries to melt the gelatin as I think they taste fresher if they are raw and not heated so I melt the gelatin seperatly.

Smash the berries with a fork until quite liquid and finely chop the mint. Use as much mint as you like, I like it to be quite minty.

Add the mint and then the gelatin to the bowl and stir to mix everything up.img_3740Pour into two suitable containers, I like to use pretty old sherry glasses, available from  second hand and hospice shops all over the country. Then put the containers into the refrigerator to set. It will take a couple of hours.img_3731These can be eaten as they are or top with whipped cream or coconut cream or yoghurt. Yum.

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