My kids love these superfood gummies! And I love giving them a snack so packed with goodness.
I make these superfood gummies about once a week and I have starting making a triple batch because my kids eat them up like candy. I give them a few a day and love all the nutrients they are getting.
Why Eat Gelatin?
- Supports skin, hair and nail growth
- Good for joints and can help joint recovery
- Can help tighten loose skin (like the kind you get after having four babies in five years…)
- Can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive track
- Rumored to help improve cellulite
- Great source of dietary collagen (side note: collagen is too large to be absorbed by the skin, so those skin creams are pretty useless… get it internally and use coconut oil for lotion!)
- Source of protein (though not a spectacular one) but its specific amino acids can help build muscle.”
We eat and drink a lot of bone broth, which is also full of gelatin and collagen. And we put collagen powder into smoothies, other drinks and soups. The superfood benefits are astounding. You can read more about them from Top 20 Health Benefits of Gelatin, by Grass-Fed Girl, and 5 Reasons Why Nearly Everyone (Even Vegetarians) Should Eat Gelatin, by Chris Kresser.
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So, that’s why we eat these gummies everyday. And just the gelatin makes them super enough, but why not kick it up a notch? What makes these SUPERFOOD GUMMIES? Well, it’s all in the add-ins. You can make these gummies with using the basic recipe, or you can add in other ingredients to make them extra super!
Here are some add-ins that I love!
- collagen powder
- superfood powder (we use Amazing Grass, Kidz SuperFood, Wild Berry Flavor. I bet the It Works Greens would be good too)
- powdered vitamins
With this basic recipe you can make your own gummy vitamins, so your kids are getting all their nutritional supplements without all the extra stuff that may be in the store-bought gummies. You can also get your kids a little extra of those superfoods by using superfood powder, so even if you have a picky eater you are still making sure they getting lots of fruits and veggies without a fight.
Because these gummies are made without any added sweeteners, I made them for my kids when we did the Whole30. They are not only Whole30 compliant, but they are also paleo, primal, clean, and really healthy.
Recipe Notes for Superfood Gummies
You can use pretty much any juice you like, other than pineapple. We have tried almost all of the Naked Juices and like most of them, but our favorite is the Mighty Mango blend. If your juice isn’t sweet enough add a few tablespoons of honey. If you want a pink lemonade flavor, use a mixture of Honest Tea’s pink lemonade, fresh lemon juice and a little honey. If you do this, make sure that the total amount of liquid (including the lemon juice) equals one cup.
You can use all verities of silicone molds. I have some from IKEA that are cheap and work great! I also have some gummy bear shaped molds from Amazon, and they are great too. I have also used regular ice-cube molds, and a 8×8 glass baking dish lined with parchment paper (cut into shapes or squares after set). You don’t have to have anything fancy, but it can be fun to use fun molds