I'm a big fan of gummy everything! Gummy snacks, gummy bears, gummy vitamins, etc!
But I'm always on the lookout to make my own version of popular food items. I do this to make them healthier for myself, to avoid any GMO, and to avoid any ingredients & dyes I'm not a fan of.
Recently I have been studying gelatin and the amazing effects it has on our overall health. As a strict vegetarian before I stayed away from such things, but now not so much. Being a vegetarian for me was never really about any philosophical reasons- it was simply because whenever I ate meat I had headaches & I was never a big fan of meat. I liked sauces & spices that would be on meat- but the meat itself I was never really a big fan. So as a now semi-vegetarian, I have realized that my body runs really good when I have bone broth and occasionally choke down a steak or something. Then I realized how many amazing amino acids that gelatin has in it.
Once I realized how much amino acids I could consume simply by eating more gelatin, I was pretty convinced that I would be eating gelatin daily.
First I made gelatin capsules & then I made some gummies !
Here is a recipe for my apple cinnamon gummie snacks:
2/3 cup apple juice
4 tbsp of honey (or sweetener of choice)
1 tbsp cinnamon extract (I used healthy by choice brand)
1/3 cup gelatin
Juice of one lemon
In a sauce pan, heat apple juice & honey until the honey has melted.
Add in the lemon juice
Next add the gelatin & whisk it all together until gelatin has dissolved- you can add a little more or less depending on how you want your gummies
Next pour the mixture into molds- I bought silicon molds on amazon for a fair price.
Put them in the refrigerator until they set up & then pop them out of the mold! I keep mine in a mason jar that has a tight lid :)
Who am I?
My name is Jessica Kellaway! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about!