Oh, do I have a fun treat to share with you today! Chewsday Tuesday is always so much fun for me to get to do because I love trying out new recipes, but the sweet ones are always my favorites! Don’t get me wrong, a good crockpot dinner recipe is pretty near and dear to my heart, but nothing gets me as excited as sharing a sweet treat like today’s gummies!
You may have noticed I’ve been all about my Vital Proteins lately and today–the saga continues! I’ve made these gummies a few times before and these cranberries gelatins are not only super simple but they’re filled to the brim with health benefits galore! Seriously!
Let me tell you why!
Have you heard of “Beef Gelatin” before? I hadn’t heard of it until late last year but thought it sounded a little interesting based on the title alone. (Hello, judging a book by it’s cover–shame, shame!) Just because I know you’re wondering the same thing I was–Beef Gelatin does NOT taste like beef. In fact, this Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin is unflavored, just like the collagen I mentioned a few posts back. Also, just like collagen, gelatin is packed FULL of health benefits! It’s great for healing leaky gut, helps to improve joint health, reduces wrinkles, boosts the immune system and helps to restore glowing skin, strong nails & hair!
As if that’s not enough for this recipe to be amazing–I’ve added Organic Cranberry Juice to the mix! Now, let me tell you that I’m all about getting in as many cranberries as I can because kidney stones run in my family. I’ve had two of them myself and let’s just say they’re no fun. (And by no fun, I mean ZERO, NADA, ZILCH.) Not only are cranberries fantastic sources for helping with kidney stones but they’re awesome for preventing and treating UTI’s, decreasing inflammation, helping to prevent common cancer types, improving immune function, aids in digestive regulation, and helps to heal heart disease! OHHHH YEAH! Now, try to top that. Yeah…. not possible.
So, I decided these two should go together like PB& J, like Mac & Cheese, or sweet treats & me! 😉 These aren’t overly sweet or sour so they make for the perfect snack anytime of day!
Are you ready for the recipe? I bet you are!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1/4 Cup Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin
3 TBS honey (Or more depending on how sweet you like your gummies!)
1/2 Cup lemon juice
1/4 Cup water
1 Cup ORGANIC “Just Cranberry” juice. *No sugar added*
**You can mix up the juices here as well. Tart Cherry would be a good exchange for the Cranberry too!
*You’ll need an ice tray or silicon molds (like these here). You can also use a 8×8 tray lined with parchment paper too and just cut your gelatins into cubes when it sets. Whatever you have on hand will work perfect!
Combine cranberry juice, lemon juice and water in a saucepan. Then add gelatin and honey. Mix together until well combined. You’ll want your stovetop set to low heat. Continue whisking the mixture for about 10 minutes until the liquid thins out. This usually takes between 7-10 minutes depending on your saucepan/stovetop. Then, pour the mixture into your ice tray or silicon molds. Next, refrigerate for about 1 hour or until completely firm. Then, remove them from their tray and they’re ready to serve!
Like I said above, feel free to mix up the juice or the fruits in this recipe to try out different flavors! These simple ingredients and health benefits are just so awesome and are sure to be a hit with everyone from littles to seniors! Gelatin is so versatile just like the collagen and packs a massive health punch that we all could use more of in our daily life.
I hope you love this recipe! Feel free to make your own and tag me! I’d love to see your creation!
Questions for YOU: (Comment below with your thoughts!)
Have you ever tried beef gelatin?
What’s your favorite juice?
Are you a sour or a sweets person?
Have an amazing Chewsday Tuesday, friends!
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