Collagen fruit gummies recipe

These collagen fruit gummies are an easy-to-make, all natural snack packed with protein and vitamin C. They’re great for supporting healthy skin and joints by providing a good range of essential amino acids. The gelatine in these gummies is a naturally rich source of collagen. For this recipe, we love to use the pure gelatine powder from Planet Paleo. It’s sourced from high-welfare, grass-fed cows so you can be sure you’re getting the best quality amino acids for your gummies.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It makes up most of our connective tissue including tendons, ligaments, skin and muscles. It also helps to give structure to our skin. Adding collagen to our diets means we can help strengthen our joints, which may even help prevent pain as well as guarding against osteoporosis. But keep in mind that all powdered and liquid forms of collagen are broken down by powerful stomach acids, so whilst they won’t ‘top up’ actual collagen supplies, they do help provide the natural building blocks that  can create  it in the form of amino acids.

Foods such as pork skin and bone broths can help to contribute collagen-making components to our diets. Bone broth has been found to  be especially beneficial to the digestive system and can help sooth issues such as IBS and leaky gut. These collagen fruit gummies are also a tasty and convenient way to top up on these supportive proteins.

These collagen fruit gummies are packed with vitamins too. Raspberries are high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps fight excess free radical cell damage in the body. Turmeric is also a great inflammatory, meaning they can also be helpful for better digestion and even heart health too.

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Ingredients

    For raspberry gummies

    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 700g frozen raspberries
    • 200ml water
    • 8 tbsp grass-fed gelatine powder

    For apple lemon and turmeric gummies

    • 700g apples, peeled and chopped
    • 200ml water
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric
    • 8 tbsp grass-fed gelatine powder
    • 1 tbsp of honey

    Method

    For the raspberry gummies:

    1. In a food processor, blitz your raspberries until smooth. Strain the purée through a metal sieve to ensure you don’t get a grainy texture.
    2. Add the purée, water and honey to a pan and lightly warm until the honey dissolves. Add the gelatine and slowly whisk until it combines.
    3. Pour the liquid into your chosen silicone mould or tray.
    4. Place in fridge and set for two hours, or until firm.
    5. Once firm, remove your gummies from the mould or cut then into squares from your tray. Keep in the fridge in a sealed jar for up to two weeks.

    For the apple, lemon and turmeric gummies:

    1. Quarter the apples to remove the stalk, core and seeds, then blitz in a food processor until smooth. Strain the purée through a metal sieve to ensure you don’t get a grainy texture.
    2. Add the purée, water, lemon, turmeric and honey to a pan and lightly warm until the honey dissolves. Add the gelatine and slowly whisk until it combines.
    3. Repeat steps 3-5 from the recipe above.