Mix Up Your Detox: Pectinate Jello Squares
I tend to become bored easily, so the last time I did a detox, I decided to find some alternative ways to use Thorne’s Pectinate®. Since the two main ingredients in Pectinate – Sodium Alginate and Modified Citrus Pectin – are thickening agents themselves, I thought: Jello.
I actually thought this product would make Jello really easily, but I was mostly wrong. Although it’s a very simple recipe in the end, I failed to make Jello almost a dozen times before I landed on a ratio of water-to-Pectinate-to-gelatin that set up nicely and made edible squares. So now that I have achieved success, you can too.
- Thorne’s Pectinate – 6 scoops
- 1¾ cup room temperature filtered water
- ¼ cup filtered boiled water
- 2 tbsp grass-fed gelatin
- Prepare a loaf pan by greasing it or lining it with baking parchment.
- Add 6 level scoops of Pectinate to the 1¾ cup water and whisk vigorously until thoroughly dissolved.
- Take ¼ cup of the dissolved Pectinate and place it in a separate medium-sized mixing bowl. Sprinkle the 2 Tbsp gelatin powder on top and whisk until it is a thick, smooth paste. The smoother it is, the less lumpy your detox Jello will be.
- Boil ¼ cup water and pour it over the gelatin-Pectinate paste. Whisk (carefully so you don’t splash yourself with boiling water) until fully dissolved.
- Add the remaining Pectinate mixture to the bowl and whisk to combine completely.
- Pour into the prepared loaf pan and place in your refrigerator. It should start to set up in the first hour and be completely set in 4-6 hours.
- Once set, you can cut this into 6 squares and enjoy.