Food is Medicine
Reduce Your Anxiety with Green Tea Jello
I often encourage my clients to make jello, but I’m not talking about the sugary, powdered jello mixes we grew up with as kids. Rather, I’m referring to homemade jello that’s packed with nutrients. My two favorites to share with patients are my antioxidant-rich roselle Jello and this Green Tea Jello.
Green Tea is a gift to our bodies and minds. It is rich in theanine, a relaxing amino acid, which can help us stay calm and reduce anxiety. A great alternative to coffee, it also has a touch of caffeine. As much as I love drinking green tea, it can be nice to switch it up a bit. And, what’s better than slurping it in as a dessert?
I think you will love this yummy, nutritious dessert. It’s especially fun to make with children, so they can watch the dissolved powder change form.
- 1 c. extra strong Green tea (can use matcha leaves or ½ tsp of Green tea powder)
- 2 tbsp. gelatin
- 1 c. boiling water
- 5 drops of stevia or 1 tsp. honey (sweetener is optional)
- ½ c. fresh fruit (raspberries or blackberries)
- Make 1 cup of green tea. Set aside until warm.
- Pour the warm liquid into a large mixing cup, and add the gelatin powder.
- Boil 1 cup of water.
- Add the cup of very hot water and stir until it is thinner.
- Stir briskly until mixed—it will start to thicken a lot.
- Place the fruit into an 8×8 glass baking dish. Pour the mixture over the fruit and make sure it has coated the fruit.
- Put in the fridge, covered, for at least 3 hours, or leave overnight, and serve with coconut milk, real whipped cream, or top with sliced almonds.
Enjoy and be sure to let me know what you think!