Friday, February 26, 2016

Fagan Eats Paleo Recipe: Raspberry Lemon-Mint Gelatin Gummies

When it comes to treats, i'm usually a chocolate kinda girl.  But in keeping with my extra healthy recipe roll, I whipped up some gut-healing gelatin gummies.  

Gelatin has all kinds of health benefits.  It helps heal your gut, if you've had digestive issues.  It's great for your skin and for joint health.  I find it helps with sugar cravings, and it even can help you sleep better.  Here's a lot of great information from Chris Kresser: 5-reasons-why-even-vegetarians-need-gelatin/.  

So, this recipe is, of course, easy to make.  You don't even need any special equipment.  If you don't have any cute silicon molds, you can just pour in a glass baking dish and cool in the fridge. There problem solved.  It's got honey, lemon, and gelatin in it, so it'd be great to eat if you happen to be feeling under the weather.  Sure do wish I had some of these on hand last year when I had a terrible head cold.  

These treats pack a flavor punch and have a tart taste that's subdued by the honey.  They beat those old gummy bears I used to eat as a kid any day. Hope give these a try.  Enjoy!  --J

Raspberry Lemon-Mint Gummies

by Jamie Miller
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: appetizer snack paleo primal soy-free gluten-free ancestral gelatin raspberry lemon mint gelatin gummy American fall spring summer winter
Ingredients (12 gummies)
  • 1 cup organic frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 2.5 tablespoons honey
  • 1.5 tablespoons minced mint
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin (I use Great Lakes in the red canister)
Put the frozen raspberries and water in a blender and puree until smooth.
Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add raspberry puree, honey, lemon and zest, and mint until it bubbles.
Once the mixture is bubbling, add the gelatin and keep stirring until dissolved.
Pour the mixture into silicon molds (I used heart molds) or a glass baking dish and refrigerate until solid (about 1 to 2 hours). To remove from the mold, place in freezer until hard enough to remove from mold.
Store in refrigerator in an airtight container. Lasts in the fridge for about 3 to 5 days.
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