Need a quick snack on the go? These all natural, protein-rich fruit snacks are for you!
½ cup fresh lemon juice (from about 2 large organic lemons)
½ cup strawberry puree (from about 1.5-2 cups whole ripe organic strawberries)
¼ cup organic sugar for a sour flavor (add an additional 2 tablespoons sugar for a sweeter flavor)
2 tablespoons gelatin (red can-like this)
1 tablespoon collagen hydrolysate or collagen peptides (green can like this)
1) In saucepan over medium-low heat combine the strawberry puree, lemon juice, sugar and salt.
2) Slowly add the gelatin and collagen hydrolysate, stirring constantly so that no clumping occurs.
3) Bring to a boil, and then remove from heat.
4) Grease a small pan with coconut oil. Pour the gelatin mixture and let cool about 1-2 hours in the fridge, or until firmly set.
5) Cut the fruit snacks and enjoy.
I use two different kinds of gelatin in this fruit snack recipe. One makes the mixture gel (plain gelatin), and the collagen hydrolysate is used as added protein (because it is more processed and easier to digest). I prefer to use a combination of both in this recipe to increase the protein content. Please note- if you have very poor digestion, you may have a hard time digesting gelatin, especially the kind that makes a mixture gel. Also, slowly increase the intake of gelatin in your diet over many weeks or months. Adding too much too quickly can cause digestive upset, as gelatin is rich in glycine and fuels the detoxification process.
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What a great idea!!!
Hi there! this is a great recipe that I would like to try. Although it is hard to get grass fed unflavored gelatin here, although it is easy for me to get my hands on agar flakes or powder. Can I substitute agar agar for the gelatin? Thanks!
No, agar flakes won't work for this recipe.
Hi Catherine, I just made these - they are setting up in my fridge. I'm wondering about portability...do these need to stay refrigerated? Thanks!
@Angie- I store mine in the fridge, unless I'm taking them out for a snack on the go. I'm guessing they last about a week in the fridge. As for longer I'm not sure, since they never last longer than a week at my house.
Hi there. These look good. I was just wondering if I could sub the sugar for honey possibly???
Yep-- honey should work, it might add a little more moisture though.
I have the red gelatin, no green. Can I just use the red in this recipe? Thanks.
I would try it with just the red can, however-- don't increase the red can amount to account for the green. Just eliminate the collagen portion all together.
Would love some more recipes like this one with different fruits and juices. I'm not an experimenter and tend to follow all directions exactly as written so you can imagine my lack of cullinary creativeness! LOL! I don't have enough lemons so I might have to get creative and add some other type of liquid to make this recipe work!
Just made these last night. They are so easy and really tasty. I love the sourness of the lemon in there and my son likes them too. I'm so glad to know I can make an easy gummy snack that is actually nutritious. Thanks Catherine.
<3 So glad you like them!
I had some ridiculously strong cravings for lemonade until I made these. So easy, so yummy. Can't get enough!
I've never cooked with gelatin. Is this one serving? How many grams of protein?
I think I cut mine into about 16 squares. They were approximately the size of a tablespoon.
Do you know if I could use hemp protein in this?
No, I would not recommend making these any other way than shown.
Thanks for reading!
I only have green can. Do you know the portions I should use?
You can't make these with only the green can. This post should answer all your questions 🙂
Oh goodness- I just looked again and noticed I have the red. Now I'm off to make these before my children eat all the strawberries! Yum!
Catherine, I just want to say I absolutely love your approach with nutrition. We are so alike in our thinking it's crazy! I admire every one of your article/blogs that I come across on pinterest! You have nerve and spunk and I really appreciate your dedication. Keep up the great work!
Made this with blueberries. Very tasty.