Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is an adaptogen, meaning it helps the body to adapt to stress. It does this by supporting the adrenal glands, which regulate cortisol, epinephrine and other “stress” hormones. Adaptogens also supports immune health, metabolism, sleep, thyroid function, hormonal balance, and inflammation.
This “tea jello” makes a refreshing treat that’s also a great source of extra protein. The amino acids in gelatin provide “building blocks” to heal tissue; manufacture hormones; and regulate balance of various chemicals in the body.
- 4 cups strongly brewed Tulsi Tea, chilled
- 3 TBSP grass fed gelatin (such as Great Lakes brand)
- 1-2 Tablespoons raw honey, or liquid stevia/monk fruit to taste
- Optional: you may replace up to 1 cup of tea with unsweetened cranberry or tart cherry juice for extra flavor/color
- In a saucepan, whisk together the chilled tea and gelatin. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Turn heat on medium and whisk mixture until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly, then whisk in honey or liquid sweetener (honey loses many of it’s beneficial properties when exposed to high heat).
- Pour into a mold, glass baking dish, or bowl and chill until set!