My health journey started because I had severe melasma and was suffering from almost daily headaches. Along my journey of healing my body, I learned about the connection of skin health and the health of the gut. I realized that since I was dealing with a major skin issue, the lining of my gut was very likely not intact, often known as “leaky gut”. One of the best foods to help heal the lining of the gut and keep it intact is collagen which is abundant in bone broth. Homemade bone broth is a fantastic way to get minerals and collagen into your diet. I find its pretty easy to eat plenty of bone broth when its cold outside and the weather calls for hot soup. But the rest of year, I like having a more convenient way to get in some daily collagen.
I love using Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in drinks, smoothies or anything else I can stir it into. The collagen peptides will dissolve in liquid and you won’t even know its in there! I use this stuff every single day!
The Vital Proteins Gelatin makes liquid ‘gel’ so its turns into a healthy jello-like substance. So it’s perfect for making gummy snacks like I’ve made here. Kiddos love gummy snacks and you can even buy fun molds to use to make these!
There are tons of recipes out there for gelatin gummies but of course, I’ve made the super easy version! There are literally two ingredients in these bite-size gelatin gummy snacks!
2-ingredient Gummy Chews
1 cup Green juice
4 tablespoons Vital Proteins Gelatin
Add the juice to a pot on the stove and heat on medium-low heat until warm (you want the liquid to get warm but not boiling)
When the liquid is warm, while stirring, slowly add the gelatin a little bit at a time ( I add about 1 tablespoon at a time)
Stir continuously until all gelatin is added to the warm liquid and completely dissolved
Once the gelatin is dissolved, turn off the heat and remove the pot from the heat to let cool
Allow the liquid to cool (not cold)
Pour the liquid into molds or a glass baking dish (in the photo above I used silicone muffin cups but only filled them a little bit)
Place the molds into the fridge for at least two hours (if you’re in a rush you can speed up the process by putting them in the freezer)
The liquid will gel once completely done and can easily be removed from the molds
Store any extras in a glass contianer