I LOVE every day, so Valentine’s Day is a great day to reflect on matters of the heart and not of the mind. A healthy heart-shaped, heart healthy recipe version of the popular gummy was inspired by my recent interest in gelatin.
Gelatin, the cooked form of collagen, is beneficial at reducing inflammation in the body.
Most gummy items purchased at the store are sweetened with corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, etc…and I strongly believe you should avoid all products with any corn sweeteners. This is a great recipe to try with you kids or to whip up for your loved ones all year round!
Here it is, comment with questions!
- 3 cups water, filtered
- 1 1/2 cups NON-Hydrolyzed Gelatin (I recommend Great Lakes)
- 3 cups sugar, organic, raw (addition by FPS – use refined white sugar)
- ½ cup strawberries, chopped and diced
- 2 cups orange juice, pulp-free
- 1/4 cup lime juice, pulp-free
1.) In medium bowl, mix water and gelatin, stirring until it forms a semi-hard substance (1 minute of stirring should be good) Let sit for 10 minutes.
2.) In medium sauce pan add sugar, orange juice, and lime juice. Mix and bring to a boil. Let boil for 2 minutes, turn off heat.
3.) Add in gelatin mix and strawberries and stir for 1-2 minutes, until there are no more clumps of gelatin. Turn off heat and cool for 5 minutes.
4.) Pour mixture in coconut oil greased pan (slightly greased). Depending on thickness of gummies you can use multiple pans/pyrex/etc…
5.) Allow to cool for 5 minutes and place in refrigerator. Gummies should be ready in an hour!
Note: I purchased the heart cut outs at Michaels for a couple of bucks!