Back in May I went to a free workshop on collagen that Kardish had given. We learned many things like that collagen is the more dominant protein and that a quarter of our body is made from it. It affects our skin, eyes, nails, hairs, muscles, teeth, cartilage, gut health… If we only take in animal protein we miss out on the non-essential/essential amino acids that collagen provides that meat does not. Eating too much protein means higher methionine in the body which can lead to heat disease later on. (Don’t quote me on this! I am NOT a nutritionist/doctor/dietician in any way. Do you own research!) Taking collagen will offset this, so I think you should start to eat this stuff right now! lol
You certainly don’t have to make the gummies in order to get your daily dose of collagen. You can always just add some to your morning smoothie!
Great thing about this is that you can put it into any mold you want! Or if you don’t have a mold, you can line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment and pour it in there to set and then cut it up into cubes. You can also buy these awesome gummie bear molds from Amazon if you have little kids to trick them into eating this. They will think its candy!
The collagen and gelatine shouldn’t be hard to find for you. The collagen I found at my local bulk food store, and the gelatine I bought off of Amazon. But I am sure that in the baking isle of any grocery store would have it.
Note: when I am pouring the mixture into the mold, I don’t do it very precisely. I kind of just pour it were ever and the spread it out as I go along to get it into everywhere. My mold is a silicon ice cube tray that I bought a my local dollar store – easy peasy! If you are going to use a mold, I suggest silicon so that its easy to pop out and it won’t stick.
- 1 cup pureed fruits (1 1/2 to 2 cups of fresh or frozen fruits will work)
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp local non-pasturized honey
- 3 tbsp collagen peptides
- 3 tbsp gelatine
- Whether you are using fresh or frozen fruits, add it and the water to a small pot and boil down until the fruit has broken down and becomes soft.
- Add the honey in and melt it in for a minute.
- With a potato masher, mash the fruit until it becomes a puree. It will not be entirely smooth unless you put it into a blender, but that is up to you.
- The next part you will have to work quickly as the gelatine will set the mixture.
- Add in the gelatine and collagen to the mix and stir until it is all combined.
- Pour into your mold and set in the fridge for about an hour.