Strawberry + Blood Orange Fruit Gummies

Strawberry Orange Gelatin Gummies Recipe

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and there’s nothing I love more than food-based tokens of affection. These heart shaped gummies may be cute, but they pack quite a punch in the love-your-guts sort of way.

I’ve been itching to share with you some recipes using gelatin because it’s a wonderful source of amino acids, which are essential for both gut and brain health.

Gelatin

Is gelatin like JELL-O?

Yes! Exactly! And also no, not quite.

Gelatin is a yellowish, odorless powder derived from animal collagen. It’s commonly used in products that “gel” such as fruit candies, jellies, marshmallows, and JELL-O. Yes, JELL-O packets contain gelatin, which is the ingredient that magically transforms your colored liquid into a jiggly treat when refrigerated. JELL-O packets, however, also contain high fructose corn syrup, sugar, and artificial coloring and flavoring. Because gelatin is such a nutrient-dense food I set out to create a nourishing gummy snack flavored with real fruit and sweetened with honey so we can all enjoy a sweet little jiggle.

How to make strawberry orange gelatin gummies

This recipe is quite simple and very easy to alter to suit your personal taste. You’ll simply need one and a quarter cups of fruit puree or juice, 1/4 cup of gelatin (I use this brand), and some honey to sweeten. I found these sweet heart-shaped molds, but you can use a basic ice cube tray for individual gummies or a large, shallow dish and cut the finished product into individual servings with a knife.

Strawberry Orange Gelatin Gummies

These protein-rich gummies are perfect for kids or individuals that don’t eat much animal protein – most people don’t even realize that gelatin comes from beef! I hope you’ll have some fun with this recipe and let me know if you try any delicious flavor combinations!

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

xo, Drew

Valentine's Day Gelatin Gummy Snacks

Strawberry + Blood Orange Fruit Gummies
 
An allergen-friendly, protein-rich snack
Ingredients
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ½ cup blood orange juice (about 2 oranges)
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey
  • ¼ cup beef gelatin
Instructions
  1. Place strawberries and blood orange juice in a blender or food processor and puree.
  2. Place strawberry-orange puree in a medium saucepan along with honey and gelatin. Whisk to combine. Do not turn on the heat until the gelatin is throughly combined or it will cause clumping.
  3. Heat the pan over medium-low heat and continue to whisk until the mixture is warm and thinned; about 3 minutes.
  4. Pour mixture into a mold of your choice and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set. Have fun with your mold - use silicone trays shaped like hearts, stars, or whatever you can find. If you prefer, you can use a shallow glass or ceramic dish and slice your own shapes when gelled.

 

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