Before switching over to the AIP Paleo Protocol I used to make myself a lot of chia-seed puddings using fresh or frozen fruit. Sadly, chia seeds are not AIP-friendly as they are a seed, so I can no longer do this.
But the other day, while adding some gelatin to a smoothie (for added protein), I made a very happy discovery. If you add slightly too much gelatin and let it sit for a while (I was distracted by facebook!), it will thicken to the texture of a pudding.
This is an amazing pudding! Subtly sweet it contains all the goodness of berries, banana, coconut milk and gelatin. All with no added sugar. It does not have enough gelatin to give it a jello-like texture, more it is slightly soft and puddingy. If you want a firm, wobbly gello-like texture, simply add more gelatin.
The kombucha/water kefir/coconut yoghurt is entirely optional, but does provide some gut-healing bacteria. If you don’t want to use it substitute in another liquid such as coconut water or extra coconut milk.
Berry Gelatin Pudding
Throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth. Transfer to small mason jars or serving bowls and chill until set. It will take several hours to thicken up but will never set as firmly as jello.
Serve topped with a few berries as a garnish.
How simple is that?
I make this the night before and use it for my breakfast. I also take it to work (store in the fridge) and have it as a treat after my lunch, or a quick snack to grab between massages.
You could substitute any fruit you liked (fresh or frozen) for the berries to make endless variations.