- 4 cups fresh, ripe watermelon, cut into chunks (or 2 cups juice)
- 7 Tablespoons grass fed gelatin
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons THC Infused Cannabis Tincture
- Optional, depending on the sweetness / ripeness of your watermelon: 1/4 cup raw honey, Stevia, or Agave
- Blend the cut-up watermelon in a blender, then strain to remove pulp.
- Measure out the gelatin powder you will need.
- Add half of the juice you are using to a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the juice.
- Leave the juice & gelatin mixture alone for a few minutes: the gelatin will dissolve (or if we’re getting fancy, “bloom”)
- Take the remaining fruit juice and warm it gently. Warm it, don’t let it get hot or simmer.
- Slide the grass fed gelatin & juice mixture into the pan with the rest of the warm juice on the stovetop. Whisk until everything is combined and smooth – there shouldn’t be any visible bits of gelatin.
- Stir in any extra ingredients – in this recipe those will be raw honey and fresh lemon juice.
- Now your homemade gummies are ready to pour into molds (I used these cute gingerbread shapes) so that they can actually be gummies once they have refrigerated and set!
I mix my gelatin mixtures up this way because it’s the best way to get clump free homemade gummies!
Why do you want to eat more gelatin?
I know, I know, it sounds kind of unappealing. But it has fantastic health benefits. These days most people rarely consume gelatin, if at all, since the so many sources of natural gelatin (such as beef bones and skin) are very rarely eaten. But here’s why they should be:
- Gelatin is a source of 18 different amino acids which makes it a great supplement for overall gut health
- Gelatin is derived from collagen. Did you know that there are 28 different types of collagen in the human body? The largest is found in skin, so supplemental collagen is beneficial to overall skin health.
- Gelatin has been linked to decreased joint pain and inflammation so it may help with joint health and mobility
The best and cheapest! – form of gelatin is from homemade bone broths. But since it’s summer, I’m making and consuming far less bone broth than usual. And that’s where my favorite grass fed gelatin comes in. When I don’t want to be slurping on bone broths, making and consuming foods with this grass fed gelatin gives me an easy way to supplement my normal diet. So, you see, it’s the health benefits of gelatin that make these homemade gummies, well, healthy!