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{Note from Jessica: Today’s post is shared by my lovely friend, Marjorie Saveski, author of the This is So Good website. Marjorie is a blogger and a home cook with a passion for real food, health, and fitness. She hopes to share what she has learned through her real life experience and research with her readers. Stop by her site, This is So Good, to find more delicious recipes and helpful health information.}

We are right in the middle of summer and hopefully, you are enjoying lots of sun and fun!

Nothing says summertime food to me more than lemonade and fresh fruit. So why not combine them into one delicious snack that is both refreshing and good for your belly!

Strawberry Mint Lemonade Gummies fit the bill and I’m going to share them with you today.

Let’s take a minute to talk about why gummy treats are such a nutritious snack. Gummies are made with gelatin, which contains the amino acids arginine and glycine. These amino acids assist the body in the digestion process and encourage the body to use proteins more efficiently.

Gelatin-rich foods like homemade bone broth are an excellent way to get more gelatin in your diet, but using powdered gelatin to make gummy treats is another fun and tasty way!

I have several gummy recipes that are always a big hit with the family. Mango Lime ‘n Coconut Gummies are tropical version. Creamy Meyer Lemon Gummies are tart and sweet. And Elderberry Gummies with Ginger and Turmeric are great for a little immune system boost.

If you have never made gummy treats, you will find that the process is pretty easy and the results are fun and delicious!

Today’s recipe was inspired by a walk past my herb garden. I brushed up against the mint and the smell made me wonder what I could create with one of my favorite herbs. I grabbed some and headed into the kitchen. I peeked into the fridge and found some fresh strawberries and lemons. A few minutes later – Strawberry Mint Lemonade Gummies!

Strawberry Mint Lemonade Gummies // deliciousobsessions.com

Important Note On Gelatin Types 

When it comes to gelatin, you don’t want any old gelatin off the supermarket shelves. You want to look for 100% grass-fed gelatin from healthy animals. Just like other animal products, quality is important.

That is why I recommend Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Gelatin products and Perfect Supplements products exclusively. I have compared these brand with other brands on the market and the quality far surpasses anything else I’ve tried. I am thrilled to be one of their affiliate partners and support such great products and companies.

Perfect Supplements offers a grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen (cold-soluble) right now and has a gelatin (hot-soluble) in the works for 2016. Read my review of their product here or watch the video below. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

Vital Proteins offers two types of gelatin. The green top (Collagen Protein) is what you need for this recipe and for recipes where you are making gummies, “jello”, etc. The blue top (Collagen Peptides) is cold water soluble and does not thicken or gel-like gelatin does. Both are very nutritious, but can’t be used interchangeably. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

 

Strawberry Mint Lemonade Gummies :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Strawberry Mint Lemonade Gummies :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Yield: Approx. 25 gummies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Nothing says summertime food to me more than lemonade and fresh fruit. So why not combine them into one delicious snack that is both refreshing and good for your belly!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 4-5 large fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 6 tbsp. grass-fed gelatin 
  • 1-2 tbsp. raw honey

Instructions

  1. Place the strawberries and mint leaves in a blender or food processor and process until completely pureed.
  2. Add the strawberry mint puree and lemon juice to a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  3. You do not need to bring the liquid to a simmer, just gently warm it.
  4. Whisk in the gelatin one tablespoon at a time, making sure you do not have any lumps before adding the next Tablespoon.
  5. Once you have added all of the gelatin, remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk occasionally until the liquid cools to around room temperature, 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add the water and honey and whisk to combine.
  7. Pour the gummy mixture into silicone gummy molds or a 9x9 inch pan and place in the refrigerator until set (about 2 hours).
  8. Please note, if you are not using raw honey, you can add the water and honey to the mixture while it is still hot. I like to retain the benefit of the raw honey, so I wait to add it after the mixture cools slightly.
  9. Once the gummies have firmed up, you can remove them from the molds, or if you're using the pan, cut them into squares or use a cookie cutter for fun shapes!
  10. Store the gummies in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 25 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 3mg Carbohydrates: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered from Nutritionix and we often find their calculations to be slightly inaccurate based on the whole food ingredients we use on this site. Nutrition information can vary for a recipe based on many factors. We strive to keep the information as accurate as possible, but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. We encourage readers to make their own calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

If you enjoyed this recipe, please check out my Pinterest Boards for other recipes and real food goodies like this one!

Want Even More Gelatin Goodness?

Health Benefits and Gelatin Info

Gelatin Recipes (Gluten-Free)

The Gelatin Secret

For further reading, my friend Sylvie’s book, The Gelatin Secret (affiliate link), is by far the best book out there on the subject.

Gelatin is the superfood that can give you relief from digestive disorders and thousands of people are finding that regular consumption is helping them heal their bodies and live a healthier life.

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