Homemade Immune Booster (Superimmune Jello Recipe)

immune health nutrients & supplements recipes

When the kiddos are sick they usually don’t want to eat much. That’s fine. I generally try to trust the body on this one.  

This homemade immune booster is a supercharged jello recipe. It's a gentle way to keep their immune systems strong and nourished, which helps them bounce back effectively from illness.

Making homemade jello makes me feel like a bit of a superhero to begin with, to be honest. That's always how I feel when I figure out how to make a super healthy version of something that is usually thought of as a junk food (this recipe for ketchup is another of my favourites).

This version of Jello is extra great because it’s loaded with nutrients that support the immune system like antioxidants and minerals. Plus, it only takes about 30 seconds to makes.

You can get creative with what you put in your supercharged Jello. This version contains magnesium, vitamin C, vegetables and protein (from gelatin).  You might also think of adding probiotics, Deep Immune For Kids, or elderberry.   

Superimmune Jello Recipe

 Ingredients
  • 4 cups pure fruit juice, divided (you'll use 1/2 cup cold fruit juice, 1/2 cup hot fruit juice and then 3 more cups at room temperature. Our favourites are the dark berry juices like pomegranate, cherry or grape)
  • 2 tbsp good quality gelatin (I get this brand)
  • 1 tsp food based vitamin C powder (I like this one)
  • 3 capsules Juice Plus
  • 2 tbsp magnesium liquid 

Instructions

  1. In a 4 cup glass bowl, add the 1/2 cup cold fruit juice and sprinkle on the gelatin
  2. Mix well
  3. Add the 1/2 cup hot fruit juice and mix until gelatin is dissolved
  4. Add the supplements to the remaining 3 cups of fruit juice and then add the juice  to the original mixture
  5. Mix well, cover and chill until set (about 4 hrs)

 

About Jess Sherman, FDN-P, M.Ed, R.H.N

Jess is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition¬ģ Practitioner, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a trauma-sensitive Family Health Educator specializing in brain health & resilience for kids.¬†She is also a teacher, with a Master's degree in education. Her¬†Calm & Clear Kids¬†introductory course,¬†her Amino Acids (with kids!) Quickstart program, and her signature¬†Roadmap to Resilient Kids,¬†¬†along with her book¬†Raising Resilience,¬†have¬†helped families¬†in at least 44 countries¬†improve the lives of their children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, and mood disorders and reduce¬†their reliance on medication.¬†She is the 2019 recipient of the CSNNAA award for Clinical Excellence for her work¬†with families, and she¬†continues to¬†bring an understanding of the Nourishment Needs and Biological Stress to the mainstream conversation about children‚Äôs mental health, learning, and overall resilience through her blog, courses, workshops and as a contributor to print and online magazines.¬†

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