I’m fascinated with making gummies, using my own healthy ingredients, because they’re an excellent (and fun!) vehicle for getting extra nutrition in my daughter’s body (and, really, the whole family).
Now that there is a reputable source that I trust for collagen/gelatin, I make them regularly.
Let’s talk about that source a bit…
- Supports rapid repair of tissues and bones (+)
- Helps support joint mobility and smooth, hydrated healthy skin (+)
- Easily digested and assimilated unique, essential amino acids (+)
- Gelatinous in cooled liquids
- Mixes easily in hot liquids
- Use to thicken sauces, or make gummy vitamins
- †THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
I knew immediately how I wanted to make my gummies… with organic pomegranate juice and black raspberry extract.
Why those two specific ingredients?
Simple. They’re good for us (read about pomegranate here and black raspberry bad-ass-ed-ness here). But, those are not always easy to administer. For starters, Kamea isn’t keen on drinking pomegranate juice. (I know. Crazy.) Further, administering the black raspberry extract is tasty but you need a spoon, measure it out, etc. (Who has time?)
But, via a fun gummy? Heck yes it’s a treat. I don’t even sweeten them (though you can).
Recipe:Pomegranate Black Raspberry (Nutrient) Gummies
Yield: 15 to 30 servings depending on size.
- 1½ cups organic pomegranate juice
- 3 tablespoons CollaGelatin Powder*
- 1 tablespoon black raspberry extract
- Optional: Non-GMO vitamin C, Magnesium, liquid zinc (<- that’s a good zinc for kiddos)
In a small pan, add juice, collagelatin and black raspberry extract. Whisk to incorporate.
Let stand 2 to 3 minutes.
Use low heat to heat slightly, until gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes), whisking as needed during this time.
Optional step: Remove from heat and whisk in vitamins, if using. (I don’t add any other vitamins.)
Pour into molds (or a small glass dish oiled with coconut oil to which you’ll cut out shapes later).
Put them in the refrigerator until firm (a couple of hours).
Pop out of molds and cut in half if desired. Store in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days, in airtight container.
I also love these freeze-dried black raspberries for yogurt and snacking.