Made with only organic tart cherry juice and gelatin, these tart cherry gummies are a yummy way to incorporate some super nutrients into your diet!
Tart Cherry Juice
There are so many great things about these two ingredients. For one, tart cherries are a good natural source of melatonin, a hormone that helps control our sleep-wake cycle. Our melatonin levels rise when it’s time to sleep and go down when it’s time to wake. Certain foods, such as tart cherry, have been found to raise our melatonin levels resulting in a better quality of sleep. I’m all for any natural way to get my kids to sleep a little better.
In addition to improving our quality of sleep, research suggests that tart cherries are also effective in decreasing oxidative stress and inflammation. For example, drinking tart cherry juice versus placebo in a clinical study of overweight and obese individuals was found to significantly reduce the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) as well as lower other inflammatory markers such as TNF-alpha. Clinical studies have also found that consuming tart cherries reduces muscle pain after strenuous activity, decreases inflammatory biomarkers in inflammatory osteoarthritis, and improves memory and cognition in older adults with dementia.
Benefits of Grass-Fed Gelatin
The gelatin in these gummies provides several amino acids that we probably aren’t getting from other foods in our diet. These amino acids, such as glycine, can be incredibly beneficial to our bodies as they help to improve the lining of our gut, rebuild the collagen in our joints, and also great for our skin and hair. So, yeah, we need to eat more of this food that our great-grandparents probably consumed much more frequently we do today!
I’ve used a few different brands of gelatin in my recipes, but my favorite so far comes from Perfect Supplements. It always gels perfectly for me and it’s made from 100% grass-fed cows. It’s also non-GMO and free of pesticides and hormones. Follow this link and use the coupon code SUPERKID10 to receive 10% your entire order at Perfect Supplements.
So Easy and Convenient
The gummies pictured in this post were made using this cute little mold, but any mold or glass container will do. If you are using more than one mold or a larger glass container, just double or triple the recipe.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this favorite treat of ours!
Tart Cherry Gummies
- 3/4 cup organic tart cherry juice
- 3 tablespoons grassfed bovine gelatin
- gummy mold
In a glass measuring cup, combine 1/4 cup organic tart cherry juice with 3 tablespoons gelatin. Stir and allow the mixture to gel.
In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup organic tart cherry juice to a boil. Add the gelatinous mixture and stir continuously until dissolved. Bring to a boil again and remove from heat.
Allow to cool before pouring into gummy mold. Place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
Remove gummies from mold. May be refrigerated for up to one week.
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