But I decided to rise to the challenge of making a vegan jello because I wanted to make a Christmas Trifle! And in South Africa a Christmas Trifle almost always contains jello. You know, lovely Christmas colors! Everything I read online told me that agar agar was the magic ingredient in vegan jello. So off I went to find some. So off I went and tried to make a recipe that I got from PETA, that advises to use 2 Tbsp of agar agar along with fruit juice and a little sugar. Needless to say that is a HUGE difference. Again…back to the drawing board.
In life, there are things you will have to do inevitably, whether you like it or not. One of the dreaded is a Colonoscopy. It seems once I turned 50 all sorts of new things opened up to me and not very fun things, I might add. I can think of soooooo many more fun ways to celebrate turning 50, diving with the sharks or jumping into a freezing lake at 20 below zero in the middle of an Alaskan winter are just a couple that come to mind over a colonoscopy! The fact that you could prevent something, like colon cancer, by going through this procedure is worth every miserable part of it. So with that, I am starting my prep this week and not looking forward to it. In my research Yes, I did do lots of research on this as I do when obsessed with something!
A clear liquid diet is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a diet consisting of exclusively clear liquids. These include water, broth, some juices without pulp, and plain gelatin. They may be colored, but they count as clear liquids if you can see through them. Any foods that are considered liquid or partly liquid at room temperature are allowed. Doctors tend to prescribe clear liquid diets prior to certain medical procedures involving the digestive tract, such as colonoscopies. It might also be used after certain types of surgeries. On a clear liquid diet, the goal is to keep you hydrated while providing you with sufficient vitamins and minerals for energy. The diet is also intended to keep the stomach and intestines rested. You should avoid foods not on this list.