gut healing blueberry gelatin gummies

Gut health is a hot topic with leaky gut being linked to everything from severe autoimmune diseases to food allergies and even anxiety and depression.  As a mother of a child with severe food allergies and one with a suspected dairy intolerance that affects his behavior, I'm focusing on healing and strengthening our guts to help alleviate some of these issues.
 The amino acids in gelatin, glycine and proline, are particularly beneficial for healing the gut and also do wonders for hair, skin, nails and the immune system.  Homemade bone broth is a great way to get gelatin into our diets (I also really like Bonafide Provisions grass fed/pasture raised broths available in the freezer section at my Whole Foods), but my kids don't always want to eat broth or soup so alternative methods of delivery are required.  These gelatin gummies have been a huge hit and they're just fun!  The flavor possibilities are endless but I particularly like this blueberry lemon recipe as it uses real fruit, not juice and the boys love them.  
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup water
zest of 1 lemon
4 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup grass fed beef gelatin
 Combine the blueberries, lemon juice, water and zest in a blender until combined.  Pour the mixture into a sauce pan and add the honey, then the gelatin stirring with a whisk while heating the mixture on low for 5-10 minutes until everything is combined and is a thin liquid consistency.  Pour the mixture into molds (I use these silicone lego molds) or a glass baking dish and refrigerate for 30 min to 1 hour.  Cut into pieces/remove from the molds and enjoy!

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