Blueberries & Cream Gummies

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I had a serious aversion to jello for a very lonnnnng time. The only jello I knew of was the brightly colored, overly sweet kind that I was solely fed for days, or even weeks at a time when I was sick. I also had a strange fascination with hospital food. Probably because I was never allowed to eat it, so I never really knew what I wasn’t missing!

Whenever you’re admitted in the hospital for Crohn’s Disease, one is almost always placed on a clear liquid diet – meaning no solid food, and lots of brightly colored jello! Breakfast, lunch and dinner were always the same – jello filled with fake food dyes & weird unnatural flavorings, and “broth” that wasn’t really broth at all. I never drank the broth, so I was basically just fed jello. You can probably see why I wasn’t jello’s biggest fan.

My whole world was turned upside down when my friend Steph, over at Stupid Easy Paleo posted her Kombucha Gummies. Made with grassfed gelatin (which is realllly good for you) kombucha and fruit, I knew I had to give these a try, and I was instantly addicted! Gelatin has a ton of really great health benefits, and I prefer to use Vital Proteins, which I love because it comes from grassfed cows.

This recipe is inspired by Steph’s gummy recipe – and my husband came up with the idea to use blueberries! It turned out soooo good! Feel free to use any kind of fruit you’d like, fresh or frozen. You could also add honey if you’d like the gummies to be sweeter, although I thought it was perfect without.

This recipe is totally Autoimmune Protocol friendly (YAY)! Check out this post from Pheonix Helix that includes my recipe along with many other AIP friendly recipes! 

You’ll never look at gelatin the same way again! Enjoy!

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Blueberries & Cream Gummies
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tsp coconut oil
  2. 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  3. 3 cups blueberries (divided)
  4. 4 tbsp gelatin (I use Vital Proteins brand)
Instructions
  1. Grease an 8”x 8” glass dish with the coconut oil.
  2. Puree 2 cups of the blueberries with either an immersion blender or regular blender. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk over medium heat. Whisk in the gelatin 1 tbsp at a time until dissolved.
  4. Add the blueberry puree to the coconut milk mixture, whisk to combine. Add the remaining 1 cup of whole blueberries to the mixture and stir.
  5. Pour the mixture into the glass dish, and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, or until set.
  6. Eat up!
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26 Responses

  1. Stacey
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    Does the mixture need to come to a boil or just to where the ingredients are dissolved?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      It doesn’t need to boil, it just needs to be hot enough for the gelatin to dissolve 🙂 As long as they’re aren’t any clumps of gelatin, you’re good to go!

  2. Slightly Lost Girl
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    Oh my gosh these photos make me want to dance they are so cool!!!!!!!!! Do you think I could make them with frozen/thawed blueberries? Fresh are really hard to find around here…..
    also you should post these to the Pheonix Helix AIP recipe round up! They are AIP friendly and I am sure that lots of people would love them…. you can link in your recipe at the bottom of the post http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2014/07/09/paleo-aip-recipe-roundtable-34/
    Thanks for yet another brilliant recipe!!!!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Aren’t the blueberries just gorgeous?! Makes me wonder why fake food dyes were ever invented! I just posted my recipe to the round up, thanks soooo much, Mika!! 🙂

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      I just realized I never responded to your actual question! You could definitely use frozen/thawed blueberries, but also feel free to use whatever type of fruit you’d like that’s available to you! 🙂 I made some with strawberry puree and mango chunks, they were super yummy too!

  3. Kiersten
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    I need to make these! I think I may make a strawberry version since that’s what I have right now. Whenever I make gummies I have the HARDEST time not eating them all right away!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Same here, Kiersten!! They’re SO addicting! I made a strawberry version with mango too, it was sooo good!

  4. Martine
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    I can’t wait to try these! I picked up fresh blueberries yesterday with these very lovelies in mind. Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful recipe. 🙂

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks so much, Martine! I hope you love them! 🙂

  5. Tess
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    I love the idea of adding whole blueberries to gummies! I have never tried that before but these look amazing, and I am trying to get more gelatin into my diet.

    Also I just read your story, and it is amazing how much of an improvement you’ve experienced. Good for you for finding health despite the challenges! Thanks for being willing to share your story- its extremely encouraging and inspiring 🙂

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks so much, Tess! These are a great way to get more gelatin in, and you can use any fruit you’d like! 🙂

  6. Cammie
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    My 9 months old son loves this! Thank you!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Love hearing that, thanks Cammie!

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  8. Olly NZappa
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    How long do these keep?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      The gelatin absorbs more water over time, so I would say 5-7 days. They never last more than a few days in my house though! 😉

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  10. Debra Gluskin
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    Inspired by your recipes (always), i was keen to make these gummies. 9 hours later I’m wondering why they weren’t setting. Oops! Realized i used Grass Lakes (green can) Collagen. I’m going to try again! What *gelatin* do you use. Thanks ! D

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  12. marciphoto
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    what are the round white things in the squares?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Blueberries…that’s what the inside looks like 😉

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