I made gelatin gummies and they came out awesome!! And then I decided to make a few tweaks to make them even better. If you’ve made gelatin gummies before or even looked up how to make them you’ve probably seen a similar recipe to this one before. I took a recipe for raspberry lemon gummies and adapted it a bit.
Why make gelatin gummies?
If you’ve heard about all the amazing benefits of bone broth then you already know some of the benefits of gelatin gummies. Gelatin is derived from collagen – think anti-aging creams and joint health & repair. Gelatin is rich in glycine and proline- amino acids which have important roles in the human body. You just want to make sure you’re using a high quality gelatin that comes from grass fed animals.
Benefits of gelatin:
- Supports gut health
- Aids in digestion
- Strengthens hair, nails, and teeth
- Supports bone health
- Helps repair and support joints
- Speeds healing after injury
- Helps reduce wrinkles and prevent new ones
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite
- Aids in liver detoxification
- Helps treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis
- Improves sleep quality
- Helps regulate blood sugar levels
- Some of the above issues are merely due to a breakdown or lack of collagen, proline & glycine. Supplementing with gelatin gummies is a tasty way to support your health and beauty.
Note: you can use any berry- strawberry, raspberry, blueberry- or a mix! I haven’t tried using other fruits but I read that other fruits make it harder for the gelatin to set so the recipe may have to be adjusted for that. Also, the links for the gelatin are amazon links but you can get both for a great discount if you join Thrive Market.
Berry Citrus Gummies Recipe
- 1 cup of frozen or fresh berries or roughly chopped strawberries
- 2/3 cup of fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice
- 1/4 cup of grass fed gelatin (I use this brand – this brand works too!)
- 1/4 cup of water if removing seeds, 2 tbs of water if not removing seeds
- 3 tbs of real maple syrup for low FODMAP or 3 tbs of raw honey if not
- Put the frozen berries, citrus juice, and water in a food processor/blender and purée!
- If you want to remove the seeds – just strain the purée through a strainer and into a sauce pan.
- Heat the purée on medium-low, you don’t want to reduce it too much, and slowly add the gelatin.
- Stir, stir, stir. It might take a while for all the gelatin to dissolve. (I panicked the first time I made the gummies because I had huge gelatin chunks but they eventually dissolved!)
- Once almost all of the gelatin is dissolved, stir in the maple syrup or raw honey.
- Once the gelatin is completely dissolved, take the saucepan off the heat. Let it cool a bit until it’s able to be handled- but still pretty hot.
- Pour the gelatin into a mold (I use this one) or into a pie pan or small baking dish and let it set in the refrigerator for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- Pop or cut out (into bite size pieces) your gummies!
- Eat your delicious, healthy, gut-healing and beautifying gelatin gummies!! (Store them in the fridge.)