Mar 26, 2018


Gummies. Jelly. Jello. Chewy cubes. Whatever you wanna call them, as an adult, these are way more exciting to eat than you may first think. They wobble and jiggle and you kinda have to be on your chewing game or else the slippery suckers can go all over the place in your mouth. They are super fun, super yum, and so damn healing for your gut! I don't know anyone who wouldn't be happy munching on a couple of these each day for their gut health which I why I love them!

These gummies are made using grass-fed gelatin, of which collagen is a key component.

Collagen is a protein that makes up bones, marrow, skin, tendons, ligaments, and the cartilage (in both animals and humans), and contains two very special amino acids: proline and glycine. These are what help heal the lining of the gastrointestinal tract.

Collagen also makes up almost one-third of all the protein in the human body. Collagen is a fibrous protein that strengthens the body’s connective tissues, allowing them to be elastic so they can stretch without breaking. Also, as we get older, our bodies makes less collagen, which is likely why it's oh-so-popular right now.

And gelatin also helps to ‘heal and seal’ an inflamed or ‘leaky’ gut alongside collagen (which is why I'm a huge fan of bone broth for healing at a deep level; check out my post and recipe for it here).

As for the other ingredients, well coconut milk is delicious and creamy, a low-allergen milk and high in fat which I love. Lime oil is rich in a compound called limonene which provides internal cleansing benefits. And honey is my favourite sweetener of all time, but I do believe it to have more nutritional as well as immune-boosting benefits than most other sweeteners. You could use stevia, rice malt syrup, or maple syrup too, otherwise try a dry sweetener like xylitol or coconut sugar.

Enjoy a couple of these daily with your fav cuppa!

Coconut & Lime Gummies

1/2 cup coconut milk
2 Tbsp gelatin
1/2 Tbsp honey
2-4 drops doTERRA lime essential oil

Pour your coconut milk into a small saucepan, add the gelatin and stir together. Let this sit for a few minutes to gel up - or "bloom" as it's often referred too. Then turn the stove on low to warm up which will allow the gelatin to dissolve, and whisk til silky. Add the honey or other liquid sweetener and lime oil.

Then simply pour this into a silicon mould tray or into a lined tray you can cut into cubes once set.

And honestly, That. Is. It. I know right? You're wondering why on earth you didn't make it sooner! Now you can get experimenting with other flavour combos too!

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