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Gelatin Jigglers Fruit Snacks – Healthy Nourishing Gummies

One of the things that Stacy learned when she was in California was that there are some of you out there that refer to her as “The Broth Lady.” I guess that’s understandable. I mean, I’ve named an entire line of soups after her and she does constantly posts photos like this and started the #bonebrothheals hashtag.

Now the reason she’s obsessed with stock is that it is truly a great nourishing and nutrient dense food. Especially since it has collagen building properties due to the gelatin; who doesn’t want glycine, proline and all kinds of awesome amino-acid goodness?! You like healthy joints and skin? That’s why you need gelatin. That’s why we included it as a third phase healing food in 3 Phase Paleo! Plus, with Stacy training to be strong lately the added protein in “on-the-go treat” form is awesome!

But what if you could get gelatin in a fun and even kid friendly way? And what if you could include the probiotic, gut healing properties of fermented kombucha? That’s why we made kombucha gelatin (not to be confused with another house favorite, kombucha & gin)! What’s SO COOL about using kombucha instead of fruit juice is that it’s fizzy and created a really cool foamy texture when it hardens!

Fruit Snacks by PaleoParents

Yep, we made fruit snacks! Not unique perhaps, but we had a lot of fun doing it! We decidedly like the kinds with fruit puree in them best, with half the house split between strawberries and citrus as our favorites. The plain kombucha tastes much more like classic jell-0, for those who are interested in that sort of texture. Best part about the Kombucha flavor is that it’s completely unsweetened and 21 Day Sugar Detox approved!

Meanwhile, the other two flavors use only minimal amount of fruit to sweeten them, making it a easily digestible protein-rich form with moderate fiber rich carbs your body could love, even postWOD!

Gelatin Jigglers on PaleoParents

We’ve tried a bazillion gummy recipes. Without some sort of sugar as a sweetener we haven’t been able to achieve that classic chewiness you might want, but we’ve come to love the jello-like texture of making them ourselves with grass-fed gelatin. Between the vitamins and minerals (including fiber) from the fruit puree and the collagen-rich gelatin, we LOVE that these fruit snacks are a nutrient-dense food source that our children beg for.

Gelatin Jigglers by PaleoParents

 

Fruit Snacks – Healthy Nourishing Gummies

Ingredients

    Kombucha Fruit Snacks
  • 1 C kombucha (we like GingerBerry)
  • 1/4 C boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 C (4 Tbsp) gelatin
  • 1/4 tsp stevia (optional - we didn't use any)
  • Strawberry Fruit Snacks
  • 1/2 C boiling water
  • 1/2 C (8 Tbsp) gelatin
  • 1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1 C kombucha or fruit juice (we used Guava Goddess)
  • 1 C pureed strawberries (thawed from frozen or bruised/overripe and juicy are best)
  • Vitamin C Gummies
  • 1/2 C boiling water
  • 1/2 C citrus juice (we used mango/orange/pineapple 100% juice blend)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1 C citrus puree (pineapple or mango thawed from frozen or orange puree with the skins and pithe removed)
  • 1/2 C (8 Tbsp) gelatin

Instructions

  1. Gather all of your ingredients, as you'll move quickly and you don't want the gelatin setting before you're ready to use it!
  2. Put gelatin in a small mixing bowl and set-aside molds or dish gelatin will set-up in.
  3. Combine all ingredients, except boiling water, in a food processor or high-speed blender and puree on high.
  4. When ready to mix and pour, combine boiling water into small gelatin dish until gelatin is fully dissolved. Quickly add gelatin mixture and blend again until fully incorporated.
  5. Pour this mixture into a 9x9 pyrex or molds (no need to oil or powder) and transfer to the refrigerator.
  6. Chill at least an hour, overnight preferred, then cut into 1" squares to serve and enjoy!
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Gelatin Jigglers on PaleoParents.com

If you want other ideas for fun gummies to make, try these recipes from Elana’s Pantry, Balanced Bites, Primal Palate and Wellness Mama!

Also, these gum drops from Fed and Fit were an extremely popular guest post you should check out. They’d be great to make with or without a gingerbread house!

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