Matcha Green Tea Jelly (Jello) Whip
3 TBS gelatine1 Cup boiling water
½ tsp guar gum (or glucomannan)
½ - 1 tsp green tea powder
2 - 4 tsp vanilla essence (depending how how much you like the taste of green tea!)
Stevia to taste
12 - 20 small ice-cubes (depending on how thick you want it).
*Optional - 1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil (this adds 43.3 calories and 4.7g fat)
Flavour options: You can skip the green tea and/or vanilla and add any flavouring you like...how about berry or lemon jelly whip?
Sprinkle gelatine into cup of hot/boiling water and leave for 5 minutes. Stir until all the gelatine has dissolved.
When the gelatine mixture is still very warm, but not too hot, pour it into the blender. Add guar gum and blend on high until it thickens slightly. Add green tea powder, stevia and vanilla essence and blend until mixed. Add ice-cubes and pulse until crushed, then blend on high until it fluffs up. If you want it very thick, use the smaller number of ice-cubes, if you want it lighter, use more. It will thicken up a little more if it sits for a few minutes after dishing up into wine glasses or small single-serving containers.
Jelly Whip Frappe
To turn into a frappe, simply add more water or almond milk (1/2 - 1 cup) and a few more ice cubes and blend again until the desired consistency is reached. I add 3 TBS of hemp protein powder (any protein powder will work - hemp protein powder adds 11g protein) and a teaspoon of Maca Powder at this point to turn it into a high-protein super-food shake.
A note about gelatine: Beef gelatine (gelatin to my American friends) is a healing super-food for the gut and digestive system, can reduce arthritic pain and inflammation of the joints, and is full of collagen (great for the skin, nails and hair). I am working on a detailed post about the benefits of gelatine at the moment (it's taking a while as there are so many!), so I'll have that up in a few days. In the meantime, enjoy your Jelly Whip!