Summer and it’s time for some healthy and refreshing desserts and snacks. I LOVE this as a snack or dessert. It is actually very filling and oh so satisfying!
Gelatin is a Healthy Food
Gelatin is made from the bones and skins of animals and it contains collagen, which is a component of the connective tissue of animals and humans. This connective tissue is what holds your bones together in the form of tendons and ligaments and it is also part of the mucous membrane layer of the intestinal lining.
Gelatin is so important for healing the mucous lining of the gut. Gelatin from grassfed cows is best to use. It is a critical part of the daily diet because it supplies the important amino acids, proline and glycine — two amino acids that many people do not get enough of.
Collagen is part of our very makeup. When the nutrition of a person is not supporting collagen, many digestive and joint problems can appear. Therefore, it is very important to supply your body with collagen in as natural a form as possible.
The best way to do this is with bone broths, as the collagen and gelatin from the bones will be present in the broth in a very easy form for the body to assimilate. Sadly, most people do not drink homemade bone broth.
Another good way to get collagen and gelatin into your diet is by using gelatin from grassfed cows in recipes. This recipe is a fun way to get some gelatin into a meal along with other good foods like coconut milk and anti-oxidant rich berries.
This is a fun dessert to make with the kids for the holiday weekend. Little do they know that it is also a way to get some important gelatin into their growing bodies.
Ingredients for the Coconut Filling
Ingredient for the Crust
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 2 – 3 minutes
Yield: 4 eight ounce servings or 6 – 8 four ounce servings
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