DIY healthy gummies

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Oh, gummy bears…. Sigh…. I love how delicious you taste, but I seriously dislike your sugar content, fake coloring, and lack of nutrition. I don’t know about you, but when I give my kids (or myself for that matter) a treat, I always prefer it to be healthy!

Here are my criteria for healthy treats:

They need to be-

•Whole food based
•Refined sugar free
•Free of artificial coloring
•Tasty
•Nutritious

Wouldn’t it be awesome to feel good about giving your kids gummy treats?Well, I have good news! I have just the recipe for you. DIY healthy gummies. This is my kids’ favorite way to eat more healthy gelatin (I do put it in their smoothies too). These gummies are made with fruit and grass fed gelatin. They are gluten free, refined sugar free, and dairy free!

Here are some of the benefits of healthy grass fed gelatin.

1. Gelatin is contains a good amount of protein. With 6 grams of protein per tablespoon, it’s a great way to add a little more protein to your child’s diet.

2. Gelatin improves digestion. It naturally binds to water and helps food move through the digestive tract more easily.

3. Gelatin is good for bone and joint health. Gelatin contains lots of amino acids important in helping to prevent the cartilage in your joints from weakening. Gelatin also has very high anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Gelatin supports healthy hair, nails, and teeth. Gelatin contains a good amount of keratin, which is a very strong protein found in your hair, nails, teeth and skin.

DIY Strawberry Cream Gummies

Ingredients

½ cup pureed organic strawberries (or fruit of your choice)
½ cup full fat coconut milk (or filtered water, coconut water or milk of your choice)
1-2 tablespoons raw honey
3 tablespoons gelatin powder (I used grass-fed gelatin)
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
2 capsules of probiotics (optional)

Directions

Purée fresh or frozen strawberries (thawed) in a blender. I personally love to use my immersion blender. If you don’t have one, you NEED one. They are amazing!

Place puréed fruit into a measuring cup for easy pouring into the molds.

In a small saucepan whisk liquid (I used full fat coconut milk) with the gelatin, honey, and vanilla over low heat, until dissolved (It is not recommended for the mixture to boil).

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Pour the gelatin liquid into the pureed fruit and whisk to prevent the gelatin from setting in clumps. Add anything else you might like (probiotics, maca powder, green powder, vitamins, etc) and whisk to incorporate.

Pour the mixture into your molds and place them in the fridge to set for about 15 minutes.

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Remove the gummies from the molds and store in the fridge in an air-tight container. I find that they last in the fridge for about 1-2 weeks. Enjoy!!

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Comments

  1. Caleigh says:

    Ahh so I have an obsession with gummys! I love Annie’s Organic gummies and I love the organic gummy bears found at Publix! So yummy. I so wanna try these! I also, didn’t know gelatin had so many benefits!

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