Gelatin- So many benefits!
I have been messing around with gelatin a lot lately trying to make egg free pancakes, but I have not mastered it yet. I already drink tons of broth each day for my gelatin (see easy recipe). I have learned so much about using powdered gelatin as an egg substitute and have found that the great thing is that it is an instant thickener!
Gelatin is so great for healing the gut and helping with food cravings because it is full of anti-inflammatory amino acids. It also provides collagen for preventing wrinkles and reducing cellulite. Gelatin also helps protein digestion. This brand is tasteless it works perfectly in smoothies and shakes. It has 12 grams of protein in two tablespoons too!
1 tsp vanilla extract (gluten free)
Dissolve the gelatin in a small bowl with 3 tbsp of water.
Heat the coconut milk in a saucepan then add the the gelatin mixture.
Stir for a few minutes and then add the pumpkin, spice, and sweetener.
Stir for a few more minutes until it is all warm and dissolved.
Put in two small bowls and put in the fridge or freezer until it is cool and set, about 20 minutes.
Are you looking for more creative egg free meal ideas?
The new book Awaken by Karen Sorenson has 30 great ideas including:
- Skillet scrambles with meats and veggies
- Easy no cook strawberry pudding
- Blueberry cobbler
- Bacon twists
- Breakfast pizza
- Pumpkin faux-meal
- Grain free granola
- Breakfast cookies
- Fruity smoothies
- Savory grass fed and pastured sausages
- Spaghetti squash hash browns
- Strawberry and blueberry crumble
- Apple sauce
- Stuffed mushrooms
- Zucchini soup
- Zucchini stuffed meat boats
- Chocolate smoothies
- Grits (my favorite!)
Get all these recipes and more in this great book!
More reasons I love this book!
She also gives a great chart about how to interchange sweeteners for gaps/paleo and low carb diets. This makes it easy use your choice of sweetener based on your diet. She also has a great chart on measurements for successful egg substitution.
Karen shows us where to source these great ingredients so we can order them from our couch.
She seems to have thought of everything: did I mention the awesome full page photos?
She also includes the nutrition info about each recipe.
Karen offers us ways to easily change up the recipe for more varied options.
She also has great step-by step tutorials for how to make chia eggs, cauliflower rice and more.
If you ask me this book is worth 3 times the price and it is on sale until March 11!
Don’t miss it!