This has to be our best find yet! Agar Agar, sometimes referred to as kanten, is a gelling agent coming from a South East Asian seasweed. Agar has no calories, no carbs, no sugar, no fat and is loaded with fiber (80 percent fiber to be exact). It’s free from starch, soy, corn, gluten, yeast, wheat, milk, egg and preservatives. It absorbs glucose in the stomach, passes through the digestive system quickly and inhibits the body from retaining and storing excess fat. Its water-absorbing properties also aids in waste elimination. Agar absorbs bile, and by doing so, causes the body to dissolve more cholesterol. Agar can also be used as a laxative and as an appetite suppressant. When mixed with berries it becomes an an amazing antioxidant “Jell-O” super snack that packs a punch. I’ve been having it for breakfast and it leaves me feeling light, full and energized. Give it a try!
1 cup of berries (featured are blueberries, strawberries & raspberries)
2 cups of water
2 tbsp of Agar Agar (sea vegetable) flakes pictured below
1/2 tbsp lemon zest
dash of lemon juice
dash of sea salt
Cook berries in water at medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the agar agar flakes and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix everything together when the sea vegetable flakes have dissolved. Turn off heat and let it cool. Transfer the gelatin to another container(s) and place in the fridge in order for the mixture to congeal. Serve and enjoy!