I have been eating gummy worms and bears since I was a kid but definitely not the healthy kid made from keto friendly gelatin with limes and blueberries.
Gelatin is a vital component of traditional diets that is missing in the standard American diet. Gelatin is found in animal joints and bones and used in cooking for flavor and adding minerals and the vital amino acid glycine. Glycine helps the body make collagen, a protein that is an important component of muscles, tendon, supple skin, and bones. While our great grandmothers boiled bones for soup and broth, many people today are too busy to do that. A hack that many health conscious people have found is to add collagen and gelatin powders to their daily routine for smoothies, puddings, even adding to coffee.
Gelatin is great for the digestive tract because it has gut soothing and healing components that our body cannot make on it’s own. Properties of gelatin help with good moods, memory and even restful sleep so it is a critical component of a real food and keto/ paleo diet.
I keep a container of Vital Proteins collagen and gelatin in my cabinet all the time so I can improve the nutrition density in my drinks and sweets. Make sure to note that gelatin is gelling and collagen is fully dissolving so it won’t form puddings or panacotta. Order here
Keto Blueberry Lime Gummy Worms Recipe
1 cup water
1 cup blueberries
2 tablespoon lime juice (juice of 1 lime)
4 tablespoons Vital Proteins gelatin (not collagen) (order here)
1 tsp stevia glycerite (order here)
Turn on the stove burner to medium heat. Place the water and the blueberries in a saucepan over the burner. When it boils remove from the heat and pour into a blender or Vitamix. Pulse for about 30 seconds until the blueberries are blended. Add the gelatin (do not use collagen or it will not gel) and pulse again until gelatin is dissolved. Place the worm molds (order here) on cookie sheets and pour the blueberry mixture into the molds. Place in the refrigerator for an hour or until gelled. Remove from the molds and enjoy. Store in the refrigerator for up 5 days.
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