Sour Watermelon Gummies
SOUR WATERMELON GUMMIES
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
Gelatin is comprised of glycine and proline, two amino acids that are generally limited in the American diet as they are found abundant in organs, bones, and fibrous animal tissues not commonly consumed. The amino acids contribute to healthy skin with promoting collagen formation as well as promoting hair and nail strength. Also, gelatin can be therapeutic for bone and joint support showing promising research and outcomes superior to Glucosamine supplements. Its main claim to fame is the ability to line the gut and reduce inflammation caused by food allergies or inflammatory bowel disease. Gelatin has mucilaginous (aka “oopy-goopy”) compounds that reline the gut essentially servings as a “face-lift” for the GI tract! Beyond these benefits there is some compelling research that it may reduce cellulite and boost weight loss!
2 cups watermelon juice
Juice of 2 limes
2 Tablespoons Vital Protein Gelatin
- Pour 1 cup of watermelon juice and the lime juice into a bowl and sprinkle with the gelatin. Set aside.
- Place remaining watermelon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until just starting to boil.
- Whisk the heated juice into the juice with the gelatin until fully dissolved. Pour into a shallow baking dish so that gelatin is about 1” thick.
- Refrigerate until firm. When ready, use cookie cutters to create fun shapes or cut into squares.
Makes 12 servings
Nutrition facts serving: 20 Calories, 0g Fat, 3g Carbohydrates, 2g Protein