Gelatin is a fantastic food-as-medicine ingredient for healing the structures and tissues of the body and aiding in detoxification. These gummy snacks are fun to eat and good for you. For sour gummies, omit the honey and add 1/3 cup organic lemon juice to the blueberries before heating. For flavor variation, substitute other berries for the blueberries.
1 cup organic blueberries, fresh or frozen
2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice, grape juice or water
4 tablespoons unflavored non-vegetarian gelatin (Great Lakes or Bernard Jensen brands are recommended)
Honey or agave syrup, to taste (optional)
1. Place blueberries and juice in a heavy saucepan and warm over medium heat. Stir and allow to cook until the liquid is steaming and the blueberries are plump.
2. Place berry mixture into a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the lid and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
3. Add gelatin and blend again until smooth.
4. Pour mixture into a 9x9-inch glass dish (or silicone candy mold, if desired) and refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes. Unmold or cut into squares or strips. Alternatively, use small cookie cutters to cut into fun shapes.
TIP: Silicone candy molds are available at your local craft store.