Recently, I stumbled across several blogs that were showcasing the health benefits of Gelatin. It’s great for joints and joint recovery, can improve digestion, and supports the growth of your skin, hair and nails. All of these sounded like wonderful things to me, so I ordered a container of Gelatin and found an easy, way to take it daily occurrence…Gummies! They take less than 5 minutes to prep, about 2 hours to set, and voila! you’re taking delicious steps toward a healthier you! Below is the recipe from Wellness Mama that I’ve been using:
-8 teaspoons Gelatin Powder (I use this one because I have verified that it is from healthy grass-fed sources)
-½ cup juice (fresh squeezed or no sugar added) Pineapple will not work
-2 tablespoons of honey (optional)
-Vitamins of choice. I’ve tried: Vitamin C, Probiotics, Magnesium (optional)
-In a small sauce pan over low heat, mix the juice, gelatin and honey and whisk to incorporate.
-Heat slightly until gelatin is completely dissolved- it will be thick and somewhat syrup-like.
-Remove from heat and whisk in vitamins, if using.
-Very quickly pour into molds or even a small glass dish (oil with coconut oil) and put in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden.
-Remove and pop out of molds. Cut into squares if needed.
-Serve and enjoy! Tell the kids that they are gummy bears and they won’t even know that are getting vitamins!
-Make sure the gelatin is from a healthy source.
-Try different flavor and vitamin combinations.
-So far, I have tried Orange, Grape, and Cherry Juices. Grape has been my favorite! – AB
-For my molds I had to double the recipe listed above – AB
**Ever heard that you should have chicken soup when you are sick? Matt’s favorite way to get the healing benefits of gelatin is through homemade bone broth. A big soup pot or slow cooker full of bones (chicken or beef) some veggies and ~24 hours create a miracle broth that you can freeze, use for cooking, or drink with a little salt and pepper. If you want to find out more, ask Matt for his bone-broth tips!
Here are some additional gelatin links/recipes/info:
How to Make Bone Broth – Wellness Mama
More Gelatin Tips – Wellness Mama
Gummy Bears – Elana’s Pantry
Gummy Snacks – Primal Palate