I used to go to Sweet Factory as a kid with my cousin all the time and we would fill up our bags with tons of candy! We didn’t care how much it cost, we just wanted to eat it. Along the way, I lost interest in candy and became a chocolate addict. It wasn’t until I worked with a girl named Marta at an Italian restaurant where I started to eat candy again. She loved her candy so much it was contagious! At one point, she had this HUGE gummy bear with her and she ate it with great delight. I couldn’t tell you where she put all that candy though cause she was tiny! Back then, my most favourite candies were skittles, the strawberry marshmallow kind, fuzzy peaches and anything berry flavour.
After finding out that my constant hunger and cravings were due to my overconsumption of sugar, I went cold turkey and cut out everything and anything with sugar for a whole month. I know what it’s like to deprive myself of the treats I enjoy but I also know how good it feels to eat clean. With that said, I still sometimes crave candy. When I was working at CSNN as a cooking assistant for their cooking series, we made these gummies. It was so easy, delicious and satisfying, I just had to share the recipe with you!
- 1/3 cup great lakes unflavoured gelatin
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- Place all the ingredients in a medium pot. Whisk until the gelatin is mixed in.
- On medium heat, continue whisking until bubbles start to form or when the mixture has thicken slightly and no granules of gelatin can be seen.
- Quickly pour over silicon molds and let set in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
- Once ready, pop out of molds and store in an air tight container. It can keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (if it lasts that long!)
- - Any citrus (lime, orange, grapefruit) or other flavoured juice can be used instead of lemon juice. If you are adventurous, you can even try using kombucha.
- - For a fun red colour, try adding 1 tsp of beet root powder
- - For a green colour and cleansing effect, try adding 1 tsp spirulina
Gelatin is not only good for bones and joints but also skin, hair and nails! Because it is hydrophilic, it naturally binds with water which in turn aids in better digestion! It’s a great source of protein and helps support metabolism.
I would only recommend the Great Lakes Gelatin brand as it is the only gelatin I know so far to have no added preservatives or allergens and made from grass fed cows. It also has not been irradiated. I buy mine at Greens Market in Kitsilano.
HAPPY EATING! 🙂
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