Homemade Gut-friendly Gelatin Gummies

These homemade gut-friendly gelatin gummies boast the goodness of grass-fed gelatin and real quality ingredients, steering clear of excess sugars and artificial dyes and preservatives. Whether you're looking for a nourishing indulgence for yourself or a kid-friendly delight, these gummies are perfect for the whole family. Best of all, they're gut friendly without compromising your health.

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In a world where the snack aisle can be a confusing maze of high sugar, artificial colors, and mysterious ingredients, there's something deeply satisfying about creating your own wholesome treats. The amazing thing is that they are incredibly easy to make at home!

Benefits Of Grass-fed Gelatin Gummies

  1. Grass-Fed Gelatin:
    • Glycine is one of the amino acids that make up gelatin, and it's naturally present in significant amounts. Gelatin is derived from collagen, which is found in animal connective tissues like bones and skin. During the gelatin-making process, collagen is broken down into its individual amino acids, and glycine is a major component.
    • When you consume gelatin, such as in gelatin gummies, you are essentially ingesting a variety of amino acids, with glycine being a prominent one. The benefits associated with glycine, such as supporting gut lining, collagen formation, improved sleep quality, anti-inflammatory properties, and support for detoxification, come from its presence in the gelatin
  2. Juice without Preservatives: Using juice not from concentrate without preservatives ensures that you're getting the full spectrum of nutrients from the fruits and vegetables. These juices are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, providing a healthful boost to your gummies.
  3. No Added Sugar: Avoiding added sugar is crucial especially for children. By doing your gummies at home, it can be a healthier option for them and the whole family. Store-bought gummies not only contain a lot of artificial dyes but they're high in sugar.
  4. Not from Concentrate: Juices that are not from concentrate retain more of their original nutrients and flavors. The concentration process can sometimes lead to the loss of certain beneficial compounds. Using juice in its natural state ensures that your gummies are packed with the maximum nutritional value.

Tips To Make The Perfect Gummies

  • Avoid Certain Juices: When choosing juices for your gummies, steer clear of pineapple, mango, or papaya unless you've boiled them first. These fruits contain bromelain, an enzyme that can denature the gelatin protein and prevent proper setting.
  • Optimal Heating: When heating the juice, aim for a very warm temperature, but be cautious not to let it boil. Overly hot liquid can denature the gelatin protein, potentially affecting the gummies' ability to set.

Ingredients For Gelatin Gummies

Grass-Fed Gelatin: Embracing the benefits of grass-fed gelatin brings a wealth of nutrients to the table. I used this from from Great Lakes Wellness but this gelatin is great too. Gelatin is rich in collagen. This ingredient supports skin, hair, and joint health. Additionally, it contributes to the gummy's perfect texture, providing a satisfying chewiness.

Organic Carrot, Ginger, and Turmeric Juice: A vibrant combo of organic carrot, orange, ginger, and turmeric juice not only adds a burst of flavor but also brings a host of health benefits. Carrots provide beta-carotene, ginger adds a zingy kick with anti-inflammatory properties, and turmeric delivers its renowned antioxidants. I love the juice from Lakewood because it's organic, fresh pressed and is not from concentrate. You don't have to get this exact juice flavor. You can opt for another once if you'd like.

Filtered Water: The foundation of any good recipe, filtered water ensures purity and a clean base for the gelatin to work its magic. It's the simple yet essential element that ties everything together.

By steering clear of excess sugars, artificial dyes, and preservatives, these ingredients align with the goal of creating a nourishing, gut-friendly treat.

How To Make Gelatin Gummies

Let's Get Started:

*Note: The quantity for this recipe may seem like a lot so feel free to adjust to a smaller serving size if needed. As we approach the Holiday's, I made enough to have for a Holiday family dinner!

  1. Begin by pouring a cup of water into a large glass container, then sprinkle the grass-fed gelatin. Let it sit and bloom for about 5 minutes. It may become clumpy, but this is okay. When you combine it later with the warm juice, it will dissolve. (If you want the gummies to be firmer, skip the cup of water you use to bloom the gelatin and use one cup of juice instead, warming the other 2 cups of juice.)
  2. Gently warm the juice in a saucepan, making sure it's before boiling. We want it warm enough to welcome the bloomed gelatin but not too hot. Mix the two together over medium-low heat and stir consistently until the gelatin completely dissolves.
  3. Remove the mixture from the heat, and with a glass dropper, fill your favorite silicone molds or pour it into a glass dish if you prefer shapeless gummies. Typically, you'll receive a dropper with the molds, but I prefer not to use plastic personally, as with the hot juice it can release microplastics into the gummies. I will admit, it does take longer with the glass dropper as it is a smaller size than the plastic dropper. This is where the fun begins, and if you have kids, they'll likely want to join in and help fill each shape.
  4. Now comes the tough part – waiting. Allow your gummies to set for 2-3 hours. It will take less time if your mold shapes are smaller. This step may seem like an eternity, but trust me, the end result is worth every second.

If you do these, make sure to tag me on my Instagram handle @earthykrave. I love seeing your re-creations!

Gut-Friendly Homemade Gelatin Gummies

Karla Sanchez
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes

Equipment

  • food-grade silicone mold or glass container

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup filtered water omit this if you prefer firmer gummies
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed gelatin
  • 3 cups pure carrot, orange, ginger and turmeric mixed juice not from concentrate, without any artificial ingredients

Instructions 

  • Begin by pouring a cup of water into a large glass container, then sprinkle the grass-fed gelatin. Let it sit and bloom for about 5 minutes. It may become clumpy, but this is okay. When you combine it later with the warm juice, it will dissolve. (If you want the gummies to be firmer, skip the cup of water you use to bloom the gelatin and use one cup of juice instead, warming the other 2 cups of juice.)
  • Gently warm the juice in a saucepan, making sure it's before boiling. We want it warm enough to welcome the bloomed gelatin but not too hot. Mix the two together over medium-low heat and stir consistently until the gelatin completely dissolves.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat, and with a glass dropper, fill your favorite silicone molds or pour over to a glass dish if you prefer no shape gummies.
  • Allow your gummies to set for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator. It will take less time if your mold shapes are smaller.
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