What are gelatin fruit gummies, you ask? What a great question. Gelatin fruit gummies are delicious snacks which are great for your body and may even improve your mental health. Not terribly keen on eating gelatin? Keep reading.
Benefits of gelatin
These fruit gummies are made of gelatin powder which is a great addition to anyone’s diet. Eating gelatin improves gut health and digestive strength, promotes skin health (helps in reducing wrinkles and retaining the elasticity and plumpness of skin), protects joints, helps you sleep, and may even lessen anxiety.
If you think all of this sounds pretty good, tell me this – do you sometimes crave a little snack which is actually good for you? Do you suffer from cramps and upset stomach on a regular basis? Well, these gummies might be just for you.
Gut loving and wonderful
The first time I made these, I made them kind of backwards. By that I mean that I bought the gelatin first and then wondered what in the world to make with it (as you do). You see, I was browsing the Nourished Life website one day and spotted the I Quit Sugar Gut Lovin’ Gelatin. I have been looking for a good quality gelatin powder at that time and decided to give this beauty a go.
Why did I pick this one? The I Quit Sugar Gut Lovin’ Gelatin is a high quality gelatin made out of 100% natural collagen powder from the beef bones and connective tissue of ethically and sustainably raised Australian pasture-fed cattle. I understand some of the other gelatins available is from feed lot animals which are not healthy and so are unable to pass good nutrition to us. Another issue is that some of the store bought gelatin products are often full of sugar as well as artificial colors.
This is why a lot of us previously would have turned up our noses when gelatin was mentioned and I feel that’s fair enough.
Why is gut health so important? It has become a bit of a buzz word these days but at least it’s bringing to our attention the fact that good gut health is essential for well-being.
Some say that the gut is our second brain, it’s that important. Good gut health plays a very important role in your health by helping control digestion and benefiting your immune system and many other aspects of health.
Poor gut health may contribute to weight gain, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and other disorders.
Once I had the gelatin powder in my hot little hands, I simply turned to the back of the packet and made the recipe featured there (raspberry gummies, see below). It was so good, I have since experimented with different fruits (strawberries and blueberries) and the gummies have always come out great.
Experiment away with your family’s most loved soft fruits, or whatever you have on hand which needs to be used. You can also give this mini Kindle book a try.
In terms of shapes, you can use silicone molds of any shape (even Lego men or blocks, so cute!) or if you don’t have a mold, simply follow the instructions below and use a pan or a lunchbox, then cut into squares. They are all delicious, whatever their shape!
What else can I make with my gelatin?
You could try making:
- Jelly cups… and so many more.
This recipe is based on the recipe from I Quit Sugar which you can find on the back of the packet of I Quit Sugar Gut Lovin’ Gelatin. There is also a similar recipe here.
Gut loving gelatin fruit gummies
- 3.5 tbsp gelatin powder
- 1.5 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen, you can also use other berries)
- 1/2 tbsp rice malt syrup
- Bloom the gelatin by stirring it into 1/3 cup cold water until dissolved. Let it sit for 5 minutes; it will expand and become ‘rubbery’.
- Heat the raspberries and rice malt syrup in a small saucepan until it’s almost boiling and the fruit has softened.
- Turn off the heat and add the bloomed gelatin (break the large blob into little blobby bits) and stir until dissolved, then use a stick blender to puree.
- Pour into molds or a 10 x 15 cm square glass dish (or similarly sized plastic one – you can also use a lunchbox). Place in the fridge to set for 1 hour. Cut into squares, if you haven't used molds. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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