Tulsi Tea Jello

Tulsi Tea Jello
Tulsi Tea Jello

I've been wanting to make homemade Jello and Gummies for a while now but just haven't done it. Natural gelatin is super good for you. It helps strengthen your bones, nails, and hair, and is a great source of protein, among other things. And Jello reminds me of being a kid.... back in the day of those simpler times ;) hehe

Finally, this weekend when I was sick, I remembered that I purchased Tulsi tea a while ago after reading about the health benefits of it. I found this recipe for Tulsi Tea Jello on the Empowered Sustenance blog. Lauren was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis six years ago and instead of believing that she would have to live a life relying on several medications and surgery, she now heals herself naturally without the use of drugs. She always has some really interesting things to say on her blog and I find it really fascinating. Some things are a little too 'crunchy' for me but props to her for everything she does!!

Yesterday when I was home from work sick I was thinking, 'What other easy things can I do to help get better and stay healthy?' I drink at least a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar daily, and I try to eat liver and drink Kombucha regularly, (however I'm searching for a new scoby before I can brew my own again....) On Lauren's blog you can read about the health benefits of both gelatin and Tulsli tea. You can also Google them to get great results. This recipe for Tulsi gummies is a great way to consume Tulsi tea quick and on the go. When I make these again, the only difference I will make is I'll add another couple of tea bags. I used 1 bag per 1 cup of water and the flavor is very weak. Here's the recipe! Let me know if you try it out!! {All instructions are from the Lauren's blog, my thoughts are in italics.}

Prep time: 1 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes (plus several hours waiting)


4 Cups strongly brewed Tusli tea, chilled (use 1 tsp. loose tea per cup of water and steep for 10 minutes)
3 Tbs. grassfed gelatin
2 heaping Tbs. raw honey
Pinch of salt

1. In a saucepan, whisk together the tulsi tea and gelatin. Let sit for 5 minutes. Then turn the heat on medium and whisk until the gelatin dissolves. Let the mixture cool to room temperature (to preserve the healthy enzymes in the raw honey) {this took almost 2 hours to cool... I wrote some emails and took a nap since I was home sick ;) } then whisk in the honey and the salt
2. Pour into a mold, dish, or bowl and chill until set.