One of my favourite, newly-discovered protein sources is gelatin. I have been reading about the benefits of it on the internet for a while and so decided it was finally time to order some Great Lakes grass-fed gelatin (I had searched for it locally, but did not have any luck finding grass-fed gelatin). It is a translucent, flavourless substance derived from collagen found in animal bones. If this makes no sense to you, think of it as dehydrated beef (or pork) broth in powder form.
Now, you likely have already heard the many benefits of drinking bone broth, but I will summarize them quickly. Because it is super rich in collagen, it is fantastic for keeping your skin firm and youthful-looking, it is also great for bones, hair, teeth and nails because it is high in calcium, magnesium, silicon, and phosphorus, and it is great for promoting digestive health and healing leaky gut. Since it’s high in protein it is also great for muscle-building, and balancing blood sugar and hormone levels.
You may be asking yourself, besides making the most amazing tasting homemade gummies and marshmallows, what else can you do with it? Well, Wellness Mama has compiled an incredible list you can check out after you make these bad boys, which by the way, taste AH-mazing! Stay tuned as homemade marshmallows are next on my list…
Homemade No-Sugar GummiesPrint This
- 2 cups no sugar added, organic jucie (I have used orange, mango-orange and cherry with great success)
- 1/4 cup raw honey, or more, to taste
- 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin (use the orange one or it won't gel - the green one is for adding to shakes and stuff)
- Whisk juice, honey and lemon together in a medium size-pot and bring to a boil.
- Remove the pot from the burner and continue to whisk while slowly pouring gelatin powder into the pot, making sure to dissolve any small pieces that form.
- Pour gealtin liquid into mini silicone muffin cups or into a silicone candy mold.
- Place in fridge and let sit for at least one hour, or until firm.
- Gummies can be stored in the firdge in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.