Good for your gut, joints and skin, these 3 Ingredient Paleo Pear Gummies are a tasty way to get the benefits of grass fed gelatin into your diet.
I'm not a doctor and I'm not a scientist. While I cannot go into deep details about chemical chain reactions from food (nor do I want to), I still make sure I understand the basic facts of why something is beneficial for me. I think knowing how to get the most from what you eat is important for anyone, paleo or not.
One of my current benefit laden ingredients to focus on right now is gelatin. Why is gelatin so great you ask? Not only does it promote gut health by helping to restore a healthy lining (sounds fun, right?), but it also promotes collagen production which helps to make your skin beautiful. It can also help to protect against the aging affects of the sun & prevent future wrinkles! Since I was a frequent visitor to tanning beds as a teenager, before realizing (acknowledging) how terrible it was for me, this is a big plus.
It is important to point out that gelatin does come from the connective tissue of animals, therefore you want the same quality as you would the meat you are going to put on your table. Great Lakes makes a grass-fed gelatin that I would recommend.
Now that you know where to get it, what can you do with it? Gelatin can be used to make homemade marshmallows, in shakes/smoothies, as an added boost to soups, or tossed into homemade pudding. It can also be used to make a kid & adult favorite, gummies!
Gummies are the perfect way to treat yourself or your family and sneak in some major health benefits! Here's a simple, quick recipe to get your foot in the door of gummy nation.
- 1 cup 100% pear juice
- 2 tbs grass-fed gelatin
- 1-2 tsp raw honey
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon *OPTIONAL