Collagen Gummy Bears

You are probably familiar with the collagen craze taking place in the wellness world. Bone broth is now mainstream and collagen protein powder is everywhere you look. Typically, health fads have me rolling my eyes, but collagen is actually an important dietary component, especially during the reproductive years. You can read more about collagen and all it can do for you.

I love making bone broth and this is typically where I rely on getting the majority of collagen in my diet. In the summer, considering I'm not a huge smoothie person, I'm always looking for ways to incorporate more collagen into my weekly diet. Then I read Lily Nichols book, Real Food For Pregnancy, and she shared an amazing recipe that included gelatin (which is collagen that just hasn't been broken down as far). The recipe below is my Gummy Bear version of Lily's original. All credit goes to her on this one! 

If you haven't read her book, buy it today! It is hands down the best book you can read regarding nutrition before and during pregnancy.

Collagen Gummy Bears

Collagen Gummy Bears

ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups tart cherry juice (or any juice of choice, except for pineapple which contains an enzyme that does not allow gelatin to turn into gummy form)
  • 4 Tbsp gelatin from grass-fed cows
  • 1-2 Tbsp honey (depending how sweet you like it)

preparation:

  1. Heat all ingredients on stove-top over medium-low heat.
  2. Stir while heating until gelatin fully dissolves (~5 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and pipette into gummy bear trays (or pour into a glass dish).
  4. Allow to set up in fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. If using a glass dish, cut into squares.
  6. Store in fridge.

Happy snacking!

XO, 

Megs

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