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Great Lakes gelatin - how do you incorporate it into your diet aside from drinking it?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 20, 2012 at 12:32 AM

So I ordered and received my first container of Great Lakes gelatin because I can't constantly make bone broth, and I figured it's better than nothing. My first reaction is that adding it to room temperature water tastes disgusting. While I can bear it and get it down, it's not pleasant.

Do you use it? If so, what are some of the ways you add it to your diet that tastes better than drinking it straight?

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on January 29, 2013
at 06:55 PM

I do the same thing with half the liquid, double the gelatin. Finger jello!

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:49 PM

can you post your recipe?

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on July 20, 2012
at 10:58 AM

Now theres an interesting application with no/less sweetner. I might try this. How much water versus how much mint? Do you use any sweetner or would it be okay without?

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on July 20, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Also it is very useful to make clean snacks when you are on the go. Take the snack that you would normally eat and pour a gelatine mix around it, and put in the fridge. Then it is clean and contained.

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:21 AM

I only use it in broth. Works very well, though.

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on July 20, 2012
at 12:45 AM

Great question! I tried using it but find it unnecessary in my bone broths and unpleasant tasting on its own. I'd love to make more gelatin/aspic sort of dishes, but haven't come up with any tasty recipes/combinations.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on July 20, 2012
at 03:00 AM

I make a low sugar "jello" with coconut water (for potassium) and honey.

Mix 2 round tablespoons gelatin with a tiny bit of cold water, add 2 c hot water, add sweetener & 2 c coconut water. Chill.

A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

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on January 29, 2013
at 06:55 PM

I do the same thing with half the liquid, double the gelatin. Finger jello!

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on July 20, 2012
at 05:16 AM

This is really specific, but I make a mint jelly with gelatin and melt it over lamb- so delicious! I could see other herb and fruit based jellies being great over different cuts of meat.

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on July 20, 2012
at 10:58 AM

Now theres an interesting application with no/less sweetner. I might try this. How much water versus how much mint? Do you use any sweetner or would it be okay without?

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on July 20, 2012
at 02:11 AM

I blend it into my morning coffee, and sometimes have a oj, gelatin, and raw egg smoothie for breakfast. You just can't wait too long to drink either or it gets a little grainy. I find it blends better with hot things than cold.

Your question has been pretty well dealt with here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/92344/ways-to-use-this-powdered-gelatin-i-bought#axzz211zJCdZJ

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361e96d70d6d3b91d63f6ad975e60ab6

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on July 20, 2012
at 02:18 AM

This is odd because that is the last question I would be asking. You can do ANYTHING with gelatin!!! For me is a treat to enrich foods both in taste and nutrition. For example, a gelatin soup is much more awesome then a water based soup.

361e96d70d6d3b91d63f6ad975e60ab6

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on July 20, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Also it is very useful to make clean snacks when you are on the go. Take the snack that you would normally eat and pour a gelatine mix around it, and put in the fridge. Then it is clean and contained.

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on February 24, 2014
at 05:06 PM

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on July 20, 2012
at 12:45 PM

I just add a couple of tsp of gelatine (I use a big mug) to my coffee - it's just instant coffee, nothing fancy. I drink it while it's still hot, and I don't really notice it's been adulterated.

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on July 20, 2012
at 08:24 AM

I dissolve the powder in a little water and add it to absolutely any stew / casserole that doesn't have enough bones in it to produce a good jell on it's own. I love the mouth feel that gelatine provides in a sauce.

I also add it to soups if I haven't had time (or the raw materials to hand) to make my own stock.

BUT - I do prefer to use home made stocks. The Great Lakes is my second best go to.

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on July 20, 2012
at 02:35 AM

I usually mix some in with my protein shakes...I can notice a bit of a taste from it so chugging works better than sipping lol.

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on July 20, 2012
at 02:31 AM

You got the powder, not the sheets I'm assuming. The powder will dissolve into things like smoothies. I drink a green smoothie every morning with it in there, never noticed the flavor, nor does it turn to gel or anything. I've read that you are supposed to take it alone, or with Vit C for better absorption, and the smoothies definitely have Vit C from the little bit of fruit I put in there. I also have a Vita-Mix, which will blend the crap outta anything. I haven't tried it in a smoothie with a regular blender.

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on July 20, 2012
at 02:30 AM

I love gummi bears, but the ones in the store are unhealthy because they have waaaay too much sugar. I have made my own with lots of gelatin, tea as flavoring, and just a bit of sugar. It was not bad, and I bet with practice it could be good.

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:49 PM

can you post your recipe?

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:40 AM

I make marshmallows, jello, use it in shakes/smoothies, puddings and lemonade

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on July 20, 2012
at 12:58 AM

What about jelly, lol? Mash some berries up, add a little hot water mixed with the gelatin and some honey...

Unless your intensely low carb, or cant have too much sweet for whatever reason...then I am not so sure.

I wouldnt mind figuring out a way to use it in cooking that isnt jelly, or sweet.

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