Recipe: Lemon Vegan Gell-O

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘SLIMMING MEALS THAT HEAL‘.

(Makes 10 servings)


  • 4 cups organic apple juice
  • 1/3 cup agar flakes (vegetarian gelatin made from seaweed)
  • 2 tsp. kudzu* dissolved in ¼ cup of cold juice
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ pint container of blueberries or strawberries cut up

1) Simmer apple juice and agar together on low heat for 15 minutes.

2) Add kudzu and stir until clear.

3) Combine lemon juice and maple syrup with apple juice and agar/kudzu mixture.

4) Line the bottom of 10 ramekins (small ceramic serving bowls) with berries, and pour the mixture over the berries.

5) Top with slivered almonds or pumpkin seeds.

6) Place in fridge for 1 hour to set.

7) (*Note: kudzu root is a macrobiotic remedy found in health food stores. It is traditionally used to reduce symptoms of alcohol hangover, including headache, upset stomach, dizziness, and vomiting. Substitute with arrowroot powder if unavailable.)

Julie Daniluk, RHN: Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation & Slimming Meals That Heal. Her 3rd book, Hot Detox, was on the Canadian Bestseller’s list for 11 weeks in 2017 and is already in its second printing. Julie is finishing her 4th book due for release in September 2021 by Penguin/Random House Canada. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. Over the past 10 years the show has aired in 78 countries and in 11 different languages. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. She is in her 10th season as a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show. Check out more information at and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram @juliedaniluk

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