What’s with the butter in your coffee? That really helped you lose the pregnancy weight? I get that a lot. A few months ago my witch craft mother January introduced me to gelatin, and since then my family has consumed it basically everyday.
Benefits of gelatin include:
- Gut health and healing
- Bone health
- Supports skin, hair and nail growth
- Joint health and healing (amazing for my damaged joints from RA)
- Helps tighten loose skin
- Cellulite reduction (yep)
- Can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive track
- Great source of dietary collagen – which is WAY better absorbed than topically
- Helps you heal faster
- Source of protein (though not a great one) but its specific amino acids can help build muscle
Ewww but isn’t gelatin from ground up horse hoofs?
No. This is straight from the brand of gelatin I use, which is grass-fed and humanely raised:
Gelatin is obtained from selected pieces of calf and cattle hides, de-mineralized cattle bones (ossein) and porkskin. Contrary to popular belief, hoofs, horns, hair, feathers or any keratin material is not a source of gelatin.
Honor the whole animal. Now while you may not want to think about where things come from for whatever reason, I do believe if you eat meat, you eat meat and you should consider honoring the whole animal. The animal has already given it’s life for your nourishment, so why scoff at the other less glamorous parts of consumption? They have amazing healing properties, and I am thankful for their sacrifice.
Wubbas love meat and gut healing porridge!
Hippy primal shit. I know. Another AMAZING source of gelatin is bone broth. Ever wonder why chicken soup was the staple for healing after a cold or a flu? Because traditionally it was made from the bones and feet of the animal which made it rich with gelatin and helped those who were ill bounce back quickly. Chicken soup in a can, is not the same, though it’s warmth maybe comforting.
Alright getting off my high horse to share this delightful recipe with y’all! This is my favorite gelatin recipe I created in the last month or so. I make a huge batch every week and Wyn has some basically every morning for breakfast. I even have the hubs on this train. Which is a HUGE win.
Gut healing porridge
- 1/2 cup coconut milk or full fat organic raw milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1/2 banana or 1/2 cup of berries
- 1 tbsp of grass-fed gelatin
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of high quality maple syrup or sweetener of choice (optional)
- Bring milk to boil. Turn heat to medium and add eggs stirring frequently.
- In a separate small bowl, add one tablespoon of gelatin to about three tablespoons of milk or water and let it sit for about one minute to allow the gelatin to bloom
- Once milk and eggs thicken, add flaxseed, fruit, vanilla and cinnamon until it’s like a porridge. (About 10 minutes)
- Then transfer everything to a good blender, adding the gelatin which has now bloomed and mix it again, OR add the gelatin to your pot and use an immersion blender to blend it all up
- Top with nut or coconut butter, berries of choice, small dash of raw honey. Wubbas loves his roasted macadamia and cashew nut butter I made him (recipe next week)
P.S. I just found this on my phone, hubs sent me photos of Wyn photoshopped into precarious situations the ONE night I spent away from him. I die. This has nothing to do with gelatin.
Maple syrup from New Hampshire (hub’s hometown delightful fave!)
Raw milk (from People’s in Ocean Beach)
Eggs from my backyard