I am constantly trying to find ways to sneak in more protein and grass-fed gelatin into my kids meals. The other day we made “chocolate flowers” as my children are calling them and even my son (who usually won’t touch things made with gelatin) kept asking for more, more, more!
I confess I did tell a wee little lie to get my son to try them. I told him they were made WITHOUT gelatin.
In my defense, the only reason he gets caught up about not liking gelatin is because he tried one of my failed attempts at homemade fruit snacks. I put WAY too much gelatin in during the first stages of creating the recipe and my son has never let me forget that HE DOES NOT LIKE GELATIN.
But actually, he does 🙂
In this recipe I use some specific ingredients like grass-feed gelatin. Gelatin is not only healing for the digestive tract, but also it serves as a protein source for this recipe. Gelatin is a hot topic right now in the holistic nutrition world and you might be wondering what all the hype is about. Well, I’m here to tell you that my friend Sylvie wrote the BOOK on gelatin.
No seriously, she did.
It’s called The Gelatin Secret and inside you will learn how gelatin is the key to better looking skin, strong teeth, bones and joints, will repair your leaky gut, can help you lose weight, balances cortisol levels and keeps the brain happy. It’s kind of crazy that one superfood can do all that. Interested in learning more? I’ve seen the book so I’ll tell you yes, it’s worth it. Check out The Gelatin Secret here.
These easy homemade chocolate gummies seem like dessert but they are actually a healthy, real food snack. I hope your kids like them as much as mine.
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2½ tablespoons grass-fed gelatin
- Heat the milk over medium heat
- When milk is warm, add raw cacao powder, sweetener and vanilla.
- Whisk to combine
- Add in gelatin to the mixture and keep mixing to make sure it doesn't clump
- You want your milk hot, but not boiling
- When all ingredients are well combined, pour into silicone molds and place in fridge for 1 hr.
- Keep in the fridge, they will retain their shape better than way. We travel with these and in a cooler they will hold their shape for a few hours, after that they get a little jello-like.