In my quest for really low calorie desserts, jell-o is a natural choice. It ranges from 20 to 40 calories, depending on which fruit you’re using, or if you’re using coconut water or not. Today, I used frozen strawberries.
The most interesting thing for me is that I can pack these jellos with nutritional powders that otherwise I rather not consume in plain water (since I don’t do smoothies anymore in my low calorie diet). So I take my magnesium, collagen, and vitamin C via my jello.
Ingredients (makes 6 large pieces, or 9 smaller ones)
* 1.5 tbspoons Great Lakes gelatin (must be the red kind)
* 1 cup of fresh or frozen fruit (except kiwi, pineapple, mango)
* 2 cups of liquid (spring water, or even better, coconut water)
* 1-2 tbspoons of erythritol
* Optional: supplements in powder form
1. Blend the fruit with the liquid, and any nutritional powders that you may be using for about 30-40 secs, until smooth.
2. Heat up 1/3 cup of that liquid in a pot. Add the erythritol and the gelatin, and vigorously stir to dissolve them completely. About 2 minutes.
3. Mix everything again and blend for 10 seconds. Pour it into cups or a deep dish, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
When dealing with real fruit and not just juice, foam will be created on top of the jelly. But so what? It’s delicious!