Gelatin- it ain't just for Jell-O anymore. It's possible that you've been hearing more and more about the benefits of gelatin and are looking for ways to incorporate it into your diet. Gelatin is mainly composed of two amino acids, proline and glycine. Many people no longer consume these aminos regularly, as they are found in the tissues, bones, and organs or animals- things which are no longer accustomed to consuming. No only are these amino acids needed for skin care and nail and hair growth, but they play a vital role in immune health, as well.
The product that we're carrying now is from Great Lakes and is beef gelatin. It is kosher, and contrary to popular belief is not derived from hooves, horns, hair, or feathers. This company sources their gelatin from healthy animals, unlike some of the less expensive options you may find in traditional grocery stores. There are several ways to get more gelatin into your diet, but one of the tastiest (and most fun) is with these gummies (from Auto Immune Paleo)! You can use whichever fruit you'd like, but we used raspberries and lemon juice.
To make this recipe you will need:
¾ cup lemon juice
1 cup frozen raspberries
3 tablespoons honey
¼ cup grass-fed gelatin
Place lemon juice and raspberries in a blender and blend on high until completely mixed. Pour into a small saucepan. Add the honey and gelatin and whisk together vigorously until a thick paste forms. Turn the heat on low, and continue to whisk the mixture for 5-10 minutes, until it becomes thin and everything is incorporated. Take off the heat. Pour into molds or a small baking dish. Set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to firm up. Remove gummies from their molds and enjoy! Keep in the refrigerator.