Jelly bought in the supermarket is not healthy at all. My daughter loves it, so I went after something similar that would have benefits for her health, and this is what we do today:
I use gelatin powder from grass fed and pasture raised bovine. It is an excellent source of amino acids glycine and proline.
Gelatin is a rich source of the protein collagen, which we need to build soft tissues such as skin, hair, nails, and joints. It is is a very healing food and particularly excellent for those with GI disorder/disease.
I recommend the use of collagen or gelatin powders to my clients who need a boost on glycine. It can be added to protein shakes for example. Glycine is a critical amino acid needed for making glutathione for detoxification as well as an inhibitory neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation.
Now let’s get back to the healthy gummies option:
1.5 cups of organic grape juice
3 to 4 tbsp of beef gelatin powder (grass fed and pasture raised), when I use 4 tbsp the consistence is firmer, like harder gummies.
1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp of xylitol
Warm up the juice in a pan in medium fire. Turn off the fire before it starts boiling. Add the lemon juice and the xylitol, mix well. Add the gelatin powder, one spoon at a time, mixing well each time.
Pour the mix in ice cube tray and bring to the refrigerator. Wait for about 3-4 hours to take them out of the tray. Store in a closed tupperware. It will be good to eat for about 4 days.
When using the 4 spoons of gelatin powder, it is possible to send in the snack box of my daughter for her to eat at school. It won't melt ;)
Hope you like it!