CF, EF, EF, FF, GF, GRF, MF, NUTF, SALF, SOYF, SUF YF
In TCM, gelatin--- boiled animal skin, tendons, ligaments & bones that are then powdered--- is an excellent food to build blood (e.g. iron deficiency). This recipe boasts boosting yin and blood by using black cherry juice & additional gelatin made from donkey skin. Sure to leave your skin smooth and soft if eaten every day! Seriously :)
Add all ingredients except spirulina to a pot. Bring to a boil; cover and let simmer 5-10 minutes, until all of the gelatin/agar has dissolved (don't worry if your piece of donkey gelatin is too big---you can add in more stevia to cover the taste). Let cool slightly, then stir in the spirulina, adding in more stevia, if desired (a good idea to taste test here!). Pour into dessert cups and refrigerate. Place on counter and let come to room temperature before serving (you can also serve cold).
Variation: Instead of the 4 cups black cherry juice, use:
The ratio is 4 cups juice to 4 sachets/10 teaspoons gelatin. This makes a "therapeutic" jello.
Donkey skin glue can also be purchased in blocks in Asian markets. To crush: place in a plastic bag or towel and pound with a hammer. Store pieces in a glass container in a cool, dry place. You can also crush these pieces to a powder using a dry high speed blender like the Vitamix.
The lemon and lime juice variations are most refreshing, plus their sourness is geared to help with digesting fat. You can also try using 1/2 cup each of lemon and lime juice.
Final tidbit: A final option you can try is to replace the spirulina with a dropperful or two of mint chlorophyll. It makes a delightfully energizing jello!
As always, Enjoy :)
CF= Corn Free DF= Dairy Free EF= Egg Free FF= Fat Free GF= Gluten Free GRF= Grain Free MF= Meat Free NUTF= Nut Free SALF= Salt Free SOYF= Soy Free SUF= Sugar Free YF= Yeast Free
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