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  • Colleen Clesen

Homemade Marshmallows


I’ve found a new way to spice up my daily gummy game. I try to get gelatin in daily because of all of its amazing benefits.

  • It provides an easily utilized source of collagen which is important for skin elasticity and texture

  • It helps support bone and joint function and recovery from injury due to its effects on cartilage

  • It can help treat osteoarthritis

  • It aids in digestion and helps support the gut lining (in other words, it improves gut health, which we are learning more and more everyday how crucial this is to your overall health)

  • The glycine in gelatin can help fight inflammation and improve sleep

  • It helps promote healthy nails, skin and hair growth due to the keratin content


In place of my fruit gummies I made homemade marshmallows this week to put in my coffee and hot cocoa at night. If you’ve never tried gelatin yet, give it a shot for 2 weeks and I promise you’ll see improvements in your health with consistency!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water, divided in half

  • 3 TBS gelatin

  • 1/4cup maple syrup or honey

  • 1/3 cup coconut or organic cane sugar

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • Flavoring options: 1/2 cup cacao powder, 2 tsp cinnamon, or 1 tsp peppermint extract

  • dash of sea salt

Instructions

1.Pour 1/2 cup of water into a bowl mixer, or large bowl if you want to use a hand mixer and sprinkle gelatin in an even layer across the top and let the gelatin bloom.

2. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup of water, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan and heat on medium until slowly boiling, let simmer for 2-3 minutes, then turn off heat.

3. Turn your mixer on low (about speed 3-4) and begin mixing the gelatin and water. Slowly add in the hot ingredients and mix on low until gelatin is incorporated and melted , then add flavorings of your choice and salt.

4.Increase the mixer speed to high (setting 7-8) and mix until mixture is thick, fluffy, and looks like marshmallow fluff. This can take anywhere from 4-8 minutes. It should drip off the beaters very slowly if at all.

5. Immediately scoop mixture into an 8x8 glass or parchment paper lined pan and allow to set on counter. Sprinkle a thin layer of organic powdered sugar and cocoa or cinnamon on top!

6. Once the marshmallows are set you can cut into even squares, or use fun cookie cutters to make unique marshmallow shapes.

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