Healthy Gummy Snacks: How to Make Them

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Healing Sour Gummy Snacks for Kids and Adults

These delicious high quality protein gummy snacks will be a hit with kids and adults. No more gummy snacks loaded with red 40, blue 1 or yellow 5. No more artificial flavors, corn syrup and sugar. These delicious little nuggets are almost too good to be true. Plus they take only 5 minutes to prepare! You may want to double the batch, they’re so good. This recipe comes from mommypotamus.

Recipe for Sour Gummy Snacks

Tools:

Whisk, saucepan, silicon candy mold or cookie cutter (both optional), spoon, measuring cup, measuring spoons.

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons grass fed gelatin (I used Vital Proteins which is Grass-Fed, pasture raised Gelatin).

1/3 cup lemon juice, lime juice, or orange juice

3 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup

Additional flavoring like ½ teaspoon citrus zest, ½ teaspoon lemon extract or orange extract. This enhances the flavor!

(Optional): A few drops of non-toxic, vegetable-based food coloring (I used India Tree Natural Decorating Colors)

Whisk the lemon juice, honey and gelatin in a small saucepan so that there are no lumps. Heat over low heat and stir constantly. Now add food coloring (if you want) and any flavor extract or zest. Now pour it into your silicon candy mold, Pyrex or other container and pop it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to set up. You can store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. I guarantee you they will be gone in a few days or hours!

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And They’re Good for Me?

Gelatin is a substance that is in the Chinese medicine pharmacopeia and known as E Jiao. It is associated with the Liver, Lung, and Kidney meridians. Gelatin enriches the blood and nourishes yin energy in the body. The specific amino acid content of gelatin can help conditions of dryness that affect the skin and hair, arthritis, menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, depression and stress. There is also evidence that many inflammatory and degenerative deceases can be healed by the consumption of gelatin-rich foods. If you want to learn more about the properties and benefits of consuming gelatin rich foods check out the book Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World by Sally Fallon Morell. There is a growing body of scientific information on how gelatin rich foods affect our digestive, immune, and endocrine systems and may even extend life. These gummy snacks won’t last long in your kitchen!