Berry Gummies with Spinach

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Gummies are a delicious snack or treat.  Conventional gummy snacks are made with starches, thickeners, refined sugars, and other yucky stuff, not to mention artificial colors and flavors.  It’s so easy to make your own berry gummies with real food ingredients!

These delicious berry gummies are made with grass-fed gelatin to thicken them, which is an awesome source of protein with many health benefits.  They are sweetened with unsweetened frozen fruit and pure maple syrup.  The recipe also has two cups of spinach in it which provides an amazing source of nutrients and antioxidants.  If you make sure to blend the mixture really well to get it very smooth, you won’t taste the spinach in the finished product at all!

Berry Gummies with Spinach | A Girl Worth Saving

You could easily change this recipe up to fit your tastes and what you have in your fridge.  You could swap the spinach out for kale or spring mix, or you could use a different kind of berry.  If you want to get really adventurous you could try swapping out the berries for a different fruit altogether; like pineapple or mango.

With Halloween coming up, these gummies would make the perfect nutritious treat to hand out in place of sugary candy.

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Berry Gummies with Spinach

Course: Snack
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 69 kcal
Author: Heather Resler
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries thawed
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries thawed
  • 2 cups fresh spinach packed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2-4 tablespoons B grade maple syrup
  • ½ cup . gelatin
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  1. In blender, combine the blueberries, strawberries, spinach, lime juice, and maple syrup.
  2. Blend until very smooth.
  3. Pour into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. While the liquid heats, dissolve the gelatin in the water.
  5. As soon as the berry and spinach mixture boils, remove it from the heat and whisk in the gelatin.
  6. Pour into molds or an 8”x8” glass baking dish and chill until set.
  7. Remove from molds or cut into squares.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Berry Gummies with Spinach
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11.7g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 6.4g 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Strawberry Ice Cream + Dairy Free Ice Cream

strawberry ice cream paleo vegan

Summer is here and I have only so many days to eat as much ice cream as possible.  Please tell me I’m not the only one who binges on the sweet, creamy stuff every time the temperature hits 70 degrees (that’s hot as Africa in Portland).

It had to be kismet that I got a copy of Kelly, of the Spunky Coconut‘s, new book Dairy-Free Ice Cream.  Inside are 75 delicious recipes for sweet treats and just a few gems that caught my eye are the Fried Banana Ice Cream, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Rocky Road Ice Cream, Brownie Batter Ice Cream, Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cakes, and Honey Marshmallow Fluff.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this book needs to be in your cookbook library now.  Thank the Universe you can’t gain weight from just looking at delicious sweets because I would have had to break out my stretchy pants after drooling all over this book for a solid day.

 

Now that I’ve told you how lovely this cookbook is, you can try out the divine Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe for this book.

Strawberry Ice Cream

Author: Kelly @ The Spunky Coconut
Recipe from the book Dairy-free Ice Cream
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries about 10 ounces
  • 1 13.5 oz can full-fat coconut milk 13.5
  • 1/2 cup Medjool dates about 8, pitted
  • 1/2 cup almond milk cashew or hemp milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Put the strawberries and coconut milk in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Add the dates, almond, cashew, or hemp milk, lemon juice, vanilla extract.
  3. Puree until smooth.
  4. Freeze for about an hour or refrigerate until cold.
  5. Pour into the ice cream machine and churn per the manufacturer's instructions.
  6. Eat right away or freeze until hard for pretty scoops.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

 

strawberry rhubarb shortcake

Lately, I’ve been having dreams where I’m about to give birth or there is a stork dropping off a new bundle, and honestly it’s been freaking me the heck out.  After having my son, I promptly got a tattoo that read “One and Done”.   Ok, I didn’t do that but I really am done with the whole human creation aspect of life and it wasn’t until I finished my book that I realized I just had a book baby.   The feeling was similar to when I first saw my son (come on, nothing will ever compare to that moment),  and I did break down and cry when I realized what I had just done.  Sadly, I also kind of look like I just had a baby from the stress and constant cooking that happened in my kitchen, but it was so worth it.

Six months + $1500 worth of ingredients + 600 dishwasher loads + stretchy pants + a whole lot creativity  &  love = My book

I’m hoping to share the title and cover of it real soon!

 

paleo strawberry rhubarb shortcake

So on to today’s recipe.  For over a month this has been calling to me like a siren to a sailor at sea.    It’s super easy and perfect for Mother’s Day (which was yesterday, I know).  I made mine topped with whipped heavy whipping cream and shared with my husband and son.

paleo strawberry rhubarb shortcake

Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
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Ingredients

Stewed Strawberry Rhubarb

  • 10 oz large strawberries 12 , hulled and sliced
  • 1 oz large stalk of rhubarb 6 , cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water

Shortcake

Instructions

  1. Set a large pot over medium heat and add the strawberries, rhubarb, coconut sugar, vanilla and water.
  2. Mix with a spoon and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 10 -15 minutes until most of the fruit has broken down.
  4. Remove from the stove and set aside to cool.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  6. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until you have a soft cookie dough-like mixture.
  7. Wet your hands and shape into 3" wide biscuits and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Place in your oven to cook for 20 -23 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely.
  10. To assemble, slice the shortcakes in half. On the bottom half spoon 1/4 cup of stewed strawberry rhubarb and 1/4 up Whipped Coconut Cream. Top with top half of the shortcake.
  11. Enjoy!

 

 

paleo strawberry shortcake

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Strawberry Mousse

strawberry mousse

I was seriously tempted to call this million dollar strawberry mousse because I used one of my son’s favorite expensive as heck treats to make it.  This is the perfect decadent sweet for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to splurge and spoil yourself.

I’ve been busy as a bee over here cooking and seriously just putting my foot into the recipes that are going to be in my book.   I’ve also joined together with my friend Liz from Paleo on a Budget and we’re going to be sharing some tips and tricks on how to go Paleo on a budget in a Free Google Hangout on Air.   Sign up and watch! You can ask questions during the 30 minute hang out also.

Anyhow, back to this tasty strawberry mousse.  It’s also packed full of delicious healthy fats and vegan! I hope you enjoy it!

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Strawberry Mousse

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in your food processor and blend until smooth. Chill for 1 hour and enjoy!

 

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Strawberry Milk

Strawberry Milk

Have you ever noticed that your memories are often tied to food? Or maybe I was just,  and still am,  a food-obsessed kid at heart who can’t think of her childhood without thinking of the junk food my parents let me have.   I had always thought my parents were very strick and kept us away from sugar but looking back, seriously,  it’s amazing that I wasn’t nutritionally starved considering the amount of pop tarts, cereal  and donuts we ate.

Strawberry Milk

Anyhow, let’s get to the heart of this post and that’s Strawberry Milk.   I loved me some Strawberry milk and I remember specifically asking for it every day.  I can’t believe it took me this long to think to make it.  It’s SO EASY and we had to increase our raw milk an extra half gallon a week because the Little and I powered through this like Popeye would power through a spinach buffet.

You can make this with whatever milk fits your diet and it will not disappoint.

This recipe is now exclusively in my print cookbook, Paleo Eats.

Strawberry Milk

 

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Strawberry Cream Popsicles

Paleo strawberry cream popsicle

The Hood Strawberries are finally in season and I’m stocking up.  I’ll more than likely end up buying 10 flats and freezing them to eat throughout the summer.  Well, I hope they last that long.  If you’re lucky enough to have tried a Hood strawberry you know they are crazy sweet.  I liken them to Mother’s Nature’s candy bar.

Paleo strawberry cream popsicle

 

They also make the perfect sweet treat and now that it’s starting to heat up, I wanted something cold to help me stay cool.  I also wanted to make something simple that didn’t require an ice cream machine (which I still have not bought) so it was Popsicle time.

Paleo strawberry cream popsicle

PALEO STRAWBERRY POPSICLE RECIPE

Strawberry Cream Popsicles

Course: Paleo Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In your blender or food processor add your coconut shreds, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamon, sea salt and boiling water.
  2. Blend for 3 minutes.
  3. Strain your milk through a nut milk bag.
  4. Rinse out your blender and the coconut milk you just created and the 3 cups of strawberries.
  5. Blend for 1 minute and pour into your popsicle tray. Freeze for 3 hours and then enjoy!

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