Apparently real orange juice is quite the recovery wonder food. We always knew it had lots of Vitamin C but it also has magnesium and when combined with sea salt, hydrolysed gelatin and coconut water it’s better for electrolyte replacement after strenuous exercise, than the chemical laden sports drinks.
Sounds good to me.
Especially since I am changing into more fruity/sugary snack options to heal my metabolism Dr Ray Peat style. This is to replace the fat bomb, nut based options of the past, which are yummy (and I’m sure I will still eat occasionally) but they are unfortunately harder for the tummy to digest and slow down metabolism due to the high PUFA levels and generally high fat levels. Read more about PUFAs here.
So with summer coming on, I thought why not freeze it and make a pro metabolic, metabolism-healing Popsicle! Yum!
Just a note too about one ingredient – potato starch! In a popsicle?
I know, but the potato starch binds it together a little to stop it from freezing as a solid block, and makes it more melty, juicy, & bite-able.
So let’s get to it…
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
½ cup coconut water
2 TBS raw honey
1 tsp potato starch
Optional (But highly recommended)
1 TBS hydrolysed gelatin
How you do it…
Melt the honey in a pot over low heat and sprinkle over the potato starch. Mix together. Then add the OJ and coconut water while continuing to stir, then sprinkle the gelatin on top (if using.) Continue to stir.
Heat the mixture, so it starts to thicken but do not bring to simmer or boil.
Take off heat and allow to cool a bit before pouring into Popsicle moulds.
Depending on the size of your moulds, it will make about 4 popsicles, so if you have a bigger family, then double the recipe.
I put a little bit of watermelon at the base of mine because I had filled 6 and needed a bit more to finish them off. I can’t wait to experiment with more fruity flavours.
Just a note too about Gelatin Hydrolysate – this is added purely for the amino acid supplement benefit. It does not gel like regular gelatin, it dissolves completely in liquid with no trace or taste and just leaves the goodness. If you substitute regular gelatin in this recipe it will make the Popsicle hard like rubber – so not recommended!)
This is where I get my gelatin in Australia – Peptipro – because it’s the best available in this country. However if you don’t have any, still make them but add the gelatin next time around to take advantage of all the goodness!
I’m thinking mango/orange might be nice next or what about cherry/orange?