If you like candy bears, you can make homemade gelatin candy for gut health. They’re healthier than store-bought ones because you can: make your own, include organic ingredients, and avoid artificial dyes and flavors. Learn how to make homemade gelatin gum here.
Hello Hello! Happy two! What will you do this week? I feel like this week is a banana, but I’m looking forward to a much-needed haircut tomorrow. My hair is in control. This is very random, but the cashier at Whole Foods asked for my hair routine. It made my whole night, especially when I was running around like an exhausted ball of grease trying to collect some items for dinner. I admit I don’t wash it often, use cheap shampoo and conditioner, swear by Moroccan oil, and think the introduction of collagen and gelatin into my routine has made a difference.
Collagen is easy to implement in my morning coffee, but recently I’ve found more creative uses for gelatin. I am sharing one of my favorites in this post!! I asked Mia If she would help me get a gelatin dessert recipe for the blog, and share her favorite recipe with me.
Herbal gelatin gum
Herbal gelatin gummies are a great healthy snack for you and your kids! Grass-fed gelatin helps repair the intestinal lining and support healthy hair, skin and nails. It is good for your joints and is an easy-to-digest protein for those with tummy troubles. It’s not a substitute for meat, but it’s a great way to sneak in extra amino acids, especially if you don’t eat nose up to the tail.
Read on for a healthy homemade chewing gum recipe your kids will love and what makes it even better than store-bought versions.
Homemade gelatin gummies for gut health
Collagen vs gelatin
Gelatin and collagen are similar, but slightly different. Collagen is the most abundant form of protein in our bodies, and is made up of amino acids that affect connective tissues, hair, skin, and nails. Gelatin is hydrolyzed collagen, which means it has been cooked to break down into smaller particles. Gelatin makes a gel-like substance when mixed with water, while collagen does not. Both can be used to promote healthy skin, hair, nails, connective tissue, joint function, gut health (from the formation of tissues that line the intestines), and immune function. <- The health of our gut greatly affects our immune system!
Homemade chewing gum benefits
Our kids love store-bought candy, but many are filled with less-than-ideal ingredients, like food dyes, artificial flavors, corn syrup, and wax. That’s not to say they never have this stuff – I’m an “all things in moderation” type of person – but if I can find a better option they like, I will. They’re big fans of Annie’s fruit snacks, but they go fast here. I thought it would be fun trying to make our own, especially since we can decide what went into it.
These little foods contain simple ingredients that, as mentioned above, can help repair the intestinal lining. Many of us deal with gut issues and leaky gut, so gelatin can be a nice ingredient to include in a healthy eating routine.
The great thing about chewing gum is that You can modify it to suit your unique taste. As long as the method and proportions of gelatin to liquid are followed, feel free to substitute your favorite pureed juices. Also, feel free to add any spices you like, like turmeric or ginger!
**NB: Pineapple juice in a ratio of 1: 1 cannot be substituted for juice. It should be cut with at least 50% of another type of juice like orange, grape, etc. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins and prevents the mucilage from forming.
In this recipe, we used a mixture of tart cherry juice, cranberry juice, lemon juice (you can also use lemon juice), gelatin, and honey. For our gelatin, I picked up the brand Vital Proteins at Whole Foods (they also have different options in The market is booming).
The first thing you need to do is let the gelatin “bloom” by mixing it with water. Once it blooms, you can heat it up over low heat on the stove with the juices and sweetener of your choice. Next, you’ll pour the mixture into a baking dish or small molds to put in the fridge to freeze. You’d be amazed at how easy this recipe is and has devoured our kids.
Bonus: tart cherry juice can help promote restful sleep, so three cheers for that everywhere.
How to make shapes and sizes fun
Amazon to the rescue!! Requested This candy molds They showed up on our doorstep the next day. They have a lot of different shapes and types of silicone molds. We will definitely play with shapes and flavor combinations.
Homemade gelatin gummies for gut health
Learn how to make homemade gelatin gummies for a healthy gut – the whole family will love it! Feel free to substitute any juice flavors you enjoy and customize them to your preference.
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 2-4 hours
- total time: 2-4 hours
- 3 cups Unconcentrated pure cranberry juice
- 1 cup sour cherry center
- fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup of filtered water
- 6 tablespoons Grass-fed gelatin
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- pinch of sea salt
- Sprinkle the gelatin over a cup of water until it thickens and rehydrates the gelatin. This is called “booming” gelatin.
- Next, heat 4 cups of juice plus lemon juice and mix with the bloomed gelatin. Add honey or maple syrup and salt.
- Let it melt over medium low heat. Once completely melted, remove from heat and pour into gummy molds or your favorite shapes. You can also pour it into a glass dish to set it.
- Leave it on for 2-4 hours before enjoying it! Keeps for a week in the refrigerator.
*Note: Pineapple juice in a 1:1 ratio cannot be substituted for juice. It should be cut with at least 50% of another type of juice like orange, grape, etc. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins and prevents the mucilage from forming.
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Quick how-to video
Here’s a quick video I made on how to make this little gum! P and Liv helped out and it was a fun little project to do together. It was a surprise – the hardest part was waiting for them to be hired. I put the rest in a baking dish and it was like a homemade version of Jell-o. Very well!
Have you tried making gum at home before?
What is your children’s favorite healthy snack?
Note: You have to try these amazing collagen muffins!