-Consuming a wide variety of whole foods such as fruits and vegetables, anti-inflammatory grains, grass fed meats, and organic dairy
-Reduce sugar and processed food
-Consume fermented foods and beverages to allow for a more diverse variety of gut bacteria
Gelatin gummies are a great way of improving the integrity of the gut lining by helping to heal leaky gut. The gelatin aids in closing the open junctions of the gut lining, often seen in leaky gut, and preventing permeability. Gelatin also improves your ability to produce digestive enzymes and stomach acid, important for the digestion of the foods we eat.
The kids love this variation of gummies and they certainly don’t last long in the fridge at our place! Get experimenting with flavours! We have substituted the strawberries with blueberries, have used coconut water instead of coconut cream- the combinations are endless! Provided you keep the liquid quantities the same, you can literally make any flavoured gummies you like.
1 cup of organic strawberries
1/2 cup of coconut cream
3 tablespoons of gelatin
1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
1/3 cup of cold water to bloom gelatin
1-Place the berries and coconut milk in a small saucepan and simmer until hot but not boiling
2-While you wait, bloom the gelatin in a small bowl with the cold water. It will look like a blob of rubber- this is normal!
3-Once the berry and coconut mixture is hot, remove from the heat, break up the gelatin and stir vigorously until the gelatin is melted through the mixture. I have used a hand held blender stick to do this for me and to make sure there are no lumps gelatin left.
4-Pour gelatin into silicone moulds, or if you have a lunch box or plastic container, you can pour the whole lot in the base and cut it once it is set in the fridge for an hour.
5- Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days- if they last that long!