Paleo Chocolate Pudding

Now, y’all know I’m not a chocolate fan, but on the rarest occasions I get a craving for something with chocolate. And it’s been worse now since I’ve been on the GAPS Diet. I finally caved and indulged in ahealthier version of what I was craving. Plus it called for gelatin, and well…

The end result was absolutely spectacular! Super chocolaty, rich, and a small serving is all it took(even though the above picture shows more). 

What you’ll need:

14 oz can full fat coconut milk

1/2 c raw organic unfiltered honey

1 1/2 T bovine gelatin

1 tsp organic vanilla extract

Pinch of Pink Himalayan salt

Directions

In a sauce pan add all the ingredients and cook over low/medium heat whisking constantly. Do not bring to a boil. Cook until gelatin is dissolved. Pout into a glass storage container and refrigerate until set. 

It’s that easy, sets up beautifully, and surprisingly there wasn’t the tiniest bit of coconut flavor. Now, to make this more low carb friendly simply replace the honey with your favorite natural sweetener. Although here’s a surprisingly handy tidbit, raw organic unfiltered honey is safe even when living a lower carb lifestyle. Trust me, I struggled with accepting this until I read that our bodies react to honey differently than it does to regular sugar. This makes it safe for even diabetics. This does not mean you should start using copious amounts in everything, moderation is key. I never use more than a tablespoon of honey in my warm lemon water. When I use it in my baked good and desserts I make sure to take a smaller portion and savor the treat. If all of this were false then I should not have been able to lose 35 pounds since August 12th. The honey alone should have sabotaged all my efforts. 

Understanding though that there are those out there that must err on the side of caution for health sake, I urge you to do what is best for you and use the appropriate sweetener for this recipe. 

I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I have, it is definitely a keeper. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Hope you all have a blessed weekend!!!

Anti-Inflammatory Gummies


These are not for those who do not like turmeric. The recipe I found called for a full tablespoon of ground turmeric, and as much as I love that stuff even I don’t love it THAT much. Which is why I only used a teaspoon. They are still packing that earthy flavor but it’s not as strong. My reason for making them is because I have been in a lot of pain since last week and it’s to the point where I am struggling to get out of bed. 

Hence the gummies! 

These are crazy easy to make and can be put into any mold you desire. I used ice cub trays that have the easy release silicone bottom and chopped them up so I can add them to my lemon honey water and breakfast/lunch broth which it is amazing in! 

What you’ll need:

1 tsp ground turmeric, or up to a tablespoon if you like

1 tsp ground organic ginger, or 1 Tblsp freshly grated ginger

Juice from one organic lemon, zest too for a more intense lemon flavor

1/4 c + 1 tblsp raw organic unfiltered honey

4 Tbslp bovine gelatin, or unflavored gelatin of your choice

2 c boiling filtered water

In a medium mix bowl add turmeric, ginger, lemon juice, honey, and gelatin. Stir to combine. Set aside and bring water to boil. Add water to remaining ingredients and whisk for two minutes, or until gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour into ice cube tray, 8×8 inch square pan, or silicone candy molds. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight. Use within 7 days.

I used ice cube trays and made 17 cubes. I then chopped up the cubes and use 12 mini cubes per 11oz of hot lemon honey water and 1/4 c of mini cubes per 2 c of chicken stock. Delish! 

For storage I just keep them in a ziplock bag, labeled, and in the fridge. You can store these in a glass container if you prefer, a Ball glass jar and lid would work as well.


Play with flavors. Below I made pomegranate flavored gummies for my son. A slightly different recipe but one that G has deemed better than boxed jello. 😲 I’ll share that recipe later! 


Hope these bring you comfort and relief as they have me. If you’d like more information about the healing properties of turmeric comment below and I’ll be more than happy to share in another post. 
Have a blessed day!