Homemade Blueberry Fruit Snacks (Gummies) with grass-fed gelatin #guthealth #reclaimingvitality

Homemade Blueberry Fruit Snacks (with gut-healing gelatin)

These homemade blueberry fruit snacks just take a few minutes to prepare. These treats skip the food coloring, preservative, and other unwanted ingredients in the store-bought version. They aren’t just for kids either. Since treat contains grass-fed gelatin, real juice, and raw honey, you can feel good about enjoying them. If you have been following my blog, you probably know that I am a big fan of collagen and gelatin. Gelatin is featured in my homemade pudding recipe, collagen in my breakfast beverage,  and both the “old fashioned” way in homemade bone broth. If you don’t know about the incredible benefits of consuming grass-fed gelatin and collagen, read on!


Consuming Grass-Fed Gelatin and collagen:

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Homemade Pudding with Gut Healing Gelatin

Homemade Pudding with Gut-Healing Gelatin (refined sugar-free)

Pudding is one of the ultimate comfort foods, in my opinion. Homemade pudding even more so! Although pudding is clearly a dessert, I have always been drawn to it in times of sickness or when recovering from surgery or injury. When it seems like too much effort to eat “real” food, pudding is there for you. 

For most of my life, I relied upon those little boxes of pudding mix (and occasionally those plastic cups of pudding at the store). Pour the contents of the box in a sauce pan, add milk, and stand over the pot and stir for 5-10 minutes. If you have been reading my blog for some time, you probably know where I am going with this. 😉 Do you have any idea what those boxes of pudding contain? If not, let me enlighten you below. I will also cover those little plastic cups of “pudding”. First, though, I need to tell you that those boxes are absolutely NOT any faster than making pudding at home. Homemade pudding joins the ranks of homemade mayo and homemade salad dressing, in that they are all so easy to make and take only a few minutes each. Also, by making homemade pudding, you can turn a treat into a way to get healthy fats, gut-healing gelatin, and many important nutrients into your body. Continue reading “Homemade Pudding with Gut-Healing Gelatin (refined sugar-free)”

Buckwheat Sourdough Sugar Cookies Gluten-free, Additive-free #gluten-free #sourdough #buckwheat #additive-free #sugarcookies #christmascookies #holidaycookies #valentinescookies #birthdaycookies #reclaimingvitality

Buckwheat Sourdough Sugar Cookies (Gluten-free, Additive-free)

If you are looking for a gluten-free version of a cutout cookie that is a dead ringer for the wheat version yet has no questionable fillers or additives, this recipe for Buckwheat Sourdough Sugar Cookies is for you! If you do not have a buckwheat sourdough starter, it is very easy to make, but you will need a few days of lead time to get your starter going before making this recipe. See my post on How to Make and Maintain a Buckwheat Sourdough Starter for detailed instructions. There are a variety of tasty and nutritious gluten-free recipes that you can make once you have your buckwheat sourdough starter. Continue reading “Buckwheat Sourdough Sugar Cookies (Gluten-free, Additive-free)”

Homemade Marshmallows made with Gut-Healing Ingredients #norefinedsugar #grass-fedgelatin #marshmallowroot #reclaimingvitality

Homemade Marshmallows made with Gut Healing Ingredients

These homemade marshmallows have collagen rich grass-fed gelatin and contain a decoction of marshmallow root. Both are healing to the gut lining. They use maple syrup and honey instead of corn syrup or refined sugar. They are still a treat, however, and I recommend just having one if you can stop yourself. Best made and taken to a party or campfire to share!  Continue reading “Homemade Marshmallows made with Gut Healing Ingredients”

Lemon Curd: A Nutritious Treat #traditionalfoods #lemoncurd #nutritious #reclaimingvitality

Lemon Curd: A Nutritious Treat

This Lemon Curd recipe (printable version is at the bottom of the post) is one of our favorite toppings for our homemade yogurt! We often have it for an after dinner treat. If you have ever had Ellenos Greek yogurt with lemon curd, this tastes exactly like it. It is also nice to drizzle this lemon curd on pancakes or waffles, or use it anywhere else you would use a lemon curd. Save those leftover egg whites to make homemade marshmallows or strawberry souffle. (Posts coming soon!)  As a bonus, it is a tasty way to get some important nutrition. Indulge me while I break down the ingredients for you. Continue reading “Lemon Curd: A Nutritious Treat”