These Jelly Love Hearts, are lactose free, suitable for celiacs and with a little twist Vegans as well.
I was inspired by an article I read in Woman's Health Magazine some months ago and have been experimenting ever since. As usual there have been many interesting outcomes. My husband has tried these on a long bike ride to keep him going and the response was - 'not bad'!!!!
You may want to put them in a sandwich bag if you are taking them out on a run or to the gym, as your body heat makes them a little sticky. I have used love heart ice trays as I thought they looked quite cute, but you can let them set in little cups or container.
Coconut water has had a lot of media coverage over the last couple years with various claims, one being that it is better than plain water or energy drinks post workout to re-hydrate you, due to the natural source of electrolytes.
Green tea is packed with antioxidants, so will help prevent the free radical damage caused by your workout and the caffeine content will also give your energy levels a boost.
Cherry juice can help alleviate pain caused by swelling and can aid the reduction of inflammation, therefore encouraging the body to recover more quickly.
Honey is a natural energy source that is easily absorbed by the body. Try using raw honey if you can as it hasn't been treated and will contain more natural health benefits. It also contains polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants which will encourage your immune system to work more efficiently.
the immune system post workout.
- 150ml Coconut Water
- 2 Green Tea Bags
- 215ml Cherry Juice
- 3 tsp Honey (maple syrup)
- 20g Gelatin (vegan gelatin)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Bring to the boil the coconut water then add the green tea bags and simmer for 5 mins.
- Add the Cherry Juice, Honey and Salt and simmer until all has dissolved, remove from the heat.
- Gradually sprinkle and whisk in the gelatin until dissolved.
- Pour into molds and allow to cool before placing in the fridge for 10 mins.