This time of year brings us face to face with tons of toxic candy. When my son was little I asked him to turn his candy in to me and get something better – homemade treats and/or non-food treats. This is a healthy candy for trade!
Here is a fantastic way to get more gut healthy gelatin into your child! These gummies are a fun way to get more gelatin!
Collagen is Good for Joints and Skin
Gelatin is simply the cooked form of collagen. Collagen tissue makes up 50% of the protein in the body, as it is the primary protein in connective tissue — the tissue that makes up fibrous tissues like tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage and skin. Collagen makes up the matrix of joint cartilage and skin as well as cornea, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, the gut lining, and intervertebral discs.
Biochemically, there are several different types of collagen which appear in different types of tissue from bone, tendon and ligament to mucous membranes throughout the body including the intestinal tract and the cornea of the eye.
Gelatin is Easy to Use
The commercial jello products that are on the market today, as you probably know, are loaded with artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners and/or sugar. I do not recommend any of these products.
However, it is so easy to make your own gelatin gummies (and jello) from a superior grassfed gelatin product (like this one) and your own organic juices and sweeteners. Your kids will love it and so will you!
Eat some each day instead of expensive supplements.
- 12 ounce package of frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup grassfed gelatin (I like this one)
- Zest from one organic lemon (optional, this make the lemon flavor stronger)
- Juice from 2 organic lemons
- Place the frozen raspberries in a 3 - 4 quart pot with a little water at the bottom and heat up on a moderate heat (you don't want to boil this) until reduced to liquid
- Whisk in the honey, gelatin, zest and lemon juice
- Use a stick blender to thoroughly blend all the ingredients together until smooth (make sure there are no clumps of gelatin)
- Use a teaspoon to place into the molds
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour or freeze at least 30 minutes
- Silicon molds or
- 9 x 13 baking pan
Tip: Use the silicon molds or pour into a 9 x 13 baking pan lined with parchment paper and cut into cubes when jelled.
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