Super Easy Paleo Gummies
Delicious gummies that are amazing for your tummy health, immune system, skin, hair and so on? Too good to be true? I think not! When I first started making gummies, it was so I could sneak some healthiness into my son’s diet but now the entire family eats them! These gummies are also on my list because they are super-duper easy. There are only three ingredients: your favourite healthy juice/smoothie (I will often use Happy Planet or if I’m feeling extra productive, I will squeeze my own juice), honey and last but not least, good quality gelatin!
Fun fact: our modern day diet is severely lacking in nutrition; that’s really no surprise right!? Since most of us no longer consume adequate amounts of animal bone, fibrous tissue and organ meats we are all in great need of some good ole gelatin and I’m not talking about store bought Jello! You know when you’re feeling under the weather and someone suggests the age old “Chicken Soup” because it is good for healing? This is because soup used to be made with nutrient dense bone broth which has all of the lovely healing properties of gelatin! Sadly, nowadays, soup is usually just a dehydrated bag of chemicals that you add water to. There is a better way; I promise! It actually isn’t very hard to make your own bone broth ESPECIALLY if you have a slow-cooker! Let me know if you want instructions!
Some of the many benefits of gelatin are:
- Improves Gut Health and Digestion
- Improves and Aids the Immune System
- Protects Joints and Lowers Joint Pain
- Fights Inflammation
- Balances Hormones
- Adrenal Fatigue Recovery
- Helps Improve Sleep Quality
- Lifts Your Mood and Improves Cognitive Abilities
- Improves Skin, Hair and Nail Health
- Reduces Cellulite
- Helps Maintain Heart Health
- Source of Protein and Helps You Feel Full
Now really…how can you say no to that list?
I choose to use good quality grass-fed beef gelatin which is by far the healthiest type of beef out there! If you would love to learn more about grain fed vs. grass fed beef check out this link. It only makes sense that eating products from healthy animals makes for healthier humans right? I have been using Vital Proteins Collagen Pasture-Raised Beef Gelatin and love it! It is 100% pure Collagen Gelatin with no artificial flavors, supplements or fillers – just pure and simple bovine hide gelatin. I bought my 2 lbs container in December and STILL have a lot left (I also use it in yogurt, smoothies, soup, gravy, jello etc.) I know it may seem like a steep investment but it lasts so long and is truly so beneficial (It is also part of Amazon Prime which is a bonus!)
This recipe is a breeze making it pretty kid-friendly too. Easton loves to help me make them! There is a huge assortment of gummy molds on Amazon that are all so flipping cute! I want them all! I also loved this mold since it had bigger shapes (easier for kids and less time consuming to fill). I also get Easton to use our Learning Resources Twisty Droppers to help with his fine motor skills (most kiddos do better with big droppers). The only warning that I have is to make sure the liquid isn’t too hot when they are putting it in the mold with the droppers!
I hope you all LOVE your gummies and I hope your kids are begging you for more “dessert” like mine does! I just realized that these would also make the PERFECT healthy snack for school kiddos! Oh and don’t you worry…I have some new flavour combo ideas in my head that I’m going to try this summer. Stay tuned!