Homemade protein-packed gummies!

Homemade protein-packed gummies!

“How do I boost the immune system of my kids during this Covid-19 crisis?”  

This thought, or a version of it, is constantly running through our minds. 

We don’t think it is an understatement to say that feeling concern for the health and well being of our children has never caused as much anxiety than right now.  

Ensuring our children eat a well-balanced diet is something we all know but don’t necessarily achieve.  Tummy Thyme's all-natural, organic, home delivered meals is one excellent solution and for further success and feel-good vibes, you can make your own protein-rich gummies using Grass-fed gelatin.

It is the easiest and most delicious way to add some protein and collagen to your little ones diet.  Collagen works by boosting metabolism and immunity, aids digestion, heals and seals the gut lining, strengthen bones, joints and muscle tissue.  An absolute powerhouse!  

You may have seen some of our blog posts with the recipe for Talia’s Bone Broth which we love, but in a pinch you can use an already available powdered Grass-fed gelatin.  Then these gummies literally take 5 minutes to prepare (and a couple of hours to set in the fridge.)  It has all the benefits of a slow cooked broth.

All you need is some fresh juice, good quality gelatin and water.  You can also add some cooked or raw fruit, but many kids prefer the jelly clear.

While there are some fun and relatively inexpensive molds on the market, if you don’t have a mold or want to wait and see whether your little loves are keen before spending, using an oiled square or rectangle glass dish is really all your need.  Once the jelly is set, use a knife to cut it up into squares.  You can also used an ice tray with success (don’t forget to lightly oil it beforehand!).  Works great!

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

500ml fresh juice (homemade or store bought.  Lakewood Juices are a reliable option)

2 tablespoons of Grass-Fed Gelatin, we like this one 

½ cup of water

 METHOD

  • Pour the tablespoon of oil into the glass container, and oil the inside surfaces (this prevents the jelly from sticking)
  • Heat up the juice in a saucepan over low heat until starting to simmer. Then transfer to a large jug.
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons of Gelatin into ½ cup of water and stir until combined.
  • Working quickly, pour the gelatin/water mix into the jug with the hot juice and stir to combine.
  • Once it is all incorporated, pour into the prepared glass container or molds and once it has cooled slightly, transfer into the fridge.  
  • Check on your jelly in 2 hours, if the jelly wobbles when you shake it, it is ready to go
  • Using a knife, slice into squares and carefully remove from the dish. Or pop out of the silicone molds.
  • Enjoy!!

NB. These keep for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge (or until they are all gobbled up!). Learn more about Tummy-Thyme® Organic Toddler Meal Delivery.

 


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