When it comes to healing a leaky gut, bone broth is one of everyone’s favorite sources for all the great gut-healing nutrients. While bone broth is absolutely amazing, you may be ready for a change of pace after consuming it all the time. Just like anything else, too much of a good thing can become a not-so-good thing. Variety is the spice of life, after all! This is where a quality, grass-fed beef gelatin can be a good addition to the rotation. Remember the good old days of Jell-O? Well, gelatin was at the source of those original recipes, long before they became overloaded with sugars and non-food chemicals. This Gut Soothing Gummies recipe brings back the amazing benefits of gelatin without all of the junk! It also utilizes the herb chamomile which is well-known for its relaxing effects on both the mind and the digestive tract.
A Few Benefits of Gelatin
- Helps to heal a leaky gut and improve digestion
- Helps to improve pain and inflammation
- The glycine found in gelatin is known to improve sleep quality
- Protein-rich foods help you to feel more satiated
- Certain amino acids, specifically glycine (found in gelatin), can help lower the “stress hormones” and increase the “feel-good hormones”
- Helps to renew cells and improve skin health
This recipe won’t be as uber sweet as the jello you may remember from when you were a kid. But it will be a fun treat that you can enjoy knowing that it is both tasty and good for you!
If you enjoy this recipe, please check out some of my other real food recipes!
Gut Soothing Gummies
(AIP, Paleo, Whole30, Low FODMAP, GAPS, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free)
Prep + Cook time: 15 minutes, plus time to chill
- 1 cup Organic Berries
- ¼ cup Organic Lemon Juice
- 1 cup brewed Organic Chamomile Tea (use 2-3 tea bags)*
- 1 Tbsp Organic Raw Honey (optional)
- 6 Tbsp Grass-Fed Gelatin
*Brew the chamomile tea using 2-3 tea bags so that the flavor is extra strong. It will be diluted when you mix it with the other ingredients. Also, you may use another type of herbal tea if you choose. I imagine peppermint, ginger, or a fruit-based herbal tea would be great ones to try.
- Make the chamomile tea by pouring 1 cup of boiling water into a mug with 2-3 chamomile tea bags. Allow this to steep for 5-10 minutes.
- While the tea is steeping, prepare the berry mixture. You can use a mixture of berries or just one kind. You can also use frozen berries, but keep in mind that you don’t want the mixture to be too cold or the gelatin won’t mix in properly.
- In a blender, blend together 1 cup of berries, the lemon juice, and the honey if using, until totally liquid. You may need to add a tiny bit of water. The mixture should make about 1 cup of liquid.
- Remove the tea bags from the tea and combine with the berry mixture. If the mixture is not still fairly hot, add it to a small pot over medium-low heat.
- While whisking vigorously, slowly add the gelatin to the liquid. If the liquid is not hot enough or if you add the gelatin too quickly without whisking, the gelatin won’t dissolve and you will have little clumps of gelatin in your gummies.
- Once all the gelatin is completely dissolved, pour the mixture into a glass or ceramic baking dish (or gummy molds if you have them!). The size of the dish doesn’t matter so much. A smaller dish will yield thicker gummies. I typically use a 5” x 8” dish.
- Place in the refrigerator to chill and set, typically at least 30 minutes.
- Cut into cubes and serve!
- Enjoy the amazing gut soothing benefits of chamomile and gelatin in a refreshing treat!
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