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Gelatin: Health Benefits and Recipe Wrap-up

By Pureandsimplenourishment

Gelatin: Health Benefits and Recipe Wrap-up
Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well so far. I have a special weekly recipe wrap-up today that focuses on gelatin. This super food has become a staple in my diet, and I want to convince you to add it to your routine as well.
One of the first things I tell people when they ask for dietary advice is to stop counting calories. Yep you read that right. Proper nutrition involves so much more than the calorie content of food. The most important thing is the quality of the food you are eating. Basically this comes down to using real ingredients, from reliable sources. Meats from grassfed animals, produce free from pesticides and genetically modified seeds, natural, unprocessed sweeteners, healthy fats and oils... you get the idea.
One simple way to add nutrients to your diet is to add grassfed gelatin to your recipes. The book Nourishing Traditions outlines the many health benefits of gelatin and I now routinely tell people to incorporate this superfood into their diet.
The health benefits of gelatin include:
  • 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 aids in digestion and helps support the gut lining  
  • 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 
  • Is an easily digestible protein source that contains 18 amino acids (and 6 grams of protein per tablespoon) 

There are many ways to add more gelatin to your diet. Some of the most simple include:

  • Drinking bone broth made with the bones from grassfed animals 
  • Adding powdered gelatin to coffee, smoothies or other drinks
  • Adding powdered gelatin to your recipes including soups, stews, sauces and dips 
  • Adding powdered gelatin to your paleo friendly oatmeal 
  • Making recipes that specifically incorporate gelatin (I have collected 50 for you below) 

I also want to emphasize that the quality of the gelatin that you use is very important. Always make your bone broth with bones from grassfed animals and buy only grassfed powdered gelatin. I recommend the Great Lakes brand which can be found here or here.

And to make incorporating gelatin into your recipes that much easier I have collected 50 recipes that all use gelatin! Yep 50 ways to add this superfood to your diet. I would love to know which of these recipes you try and which are your favorite. Simply click on the title of the recipe to be taken to its original source. 
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Fruit Snacks 

Gelatin: Health Benefits and Recipe Wrap-up

Orange Dreamsicle Gummies from Predominantly Paleo 
Pina Colada Gummy Snacks from The Savory Lotus 
Sour Gummy Stars from Mommypotamus
Homemade Gummy Worms from Oh Lardy 
Strawberry Jello from Rubies and Radishes 
Homemade Fruit Gummies from Predominatly Paleo 

Puddings and Mousse 

Gelatin: Health Benefits and Recipe Wrap-up

5 Minute Healing Pumpkin Pudding from Grass Fed Girl 
Lemon Panna Cotta from The Savory Lotus 
Vanilla Cinnamon Coconut Milk Pudding from The Curious Coconut 
Coconut Chocolate Mousse from Eat Play Love More 
Cranberry Mint Mousse from Happy Health Nut 
Dairy Free Mango Gelatin from The Real Food Guide 
Paleo Dirt Worm Pudding from Fed and Fit 
Protein Pear Pudding from Mama Natural 

Pancakes and Cookies 

Gelatin: Health Benefits and Recipe Wrap-up

Egg Free Green Plantain Pancakes from The Curious Coconut 
Coconut Flour Pancakes With Gelatin from Empowered Sustenance 
Autoimmune Paleo Savory Breakfast Cookies from The Curious Coconut 
Chewy Ginger Cookies From Empowered Sustenance 
Paleo Banana Pancakes from Paleo Gone Sassy 
Plantain Flour Pancakes from the Curious Coconut 


Gelatin: Health Benefits and Recipe Wrap-up

Strawberries and Cream Tart from Delicious Obsessions 
Cinnamon Apple Bars from Me 
Homemade Twix Bars from Deliciously Organic 
Pistachio and Fig Panna Cotta from Cinnamon Eats 
Peppermint Marshmallows from The Urban Poser 
Summer Strawberry Pie with Shortbread Crust from Zen Belly 
Paleo Peach Cobbler from Paleo Gone Sassy 
Superfood Chocolate Pudding Cups from Health Starts in the Kitchen 
Grain Free Lemon Medeira Cake from Real Food Outlaws
Vanilla Bean Coffee Marshmallows from Slimpalate 
Mini Pumpkin Pie from The Real Food Guide 
Fudge Pudding Pops from Mommypotamus 
Maple Pumpkin Marshmallows from Fresh 4 Five 
Custard Fruit Tarts from Strands of My Life 
Chocolate Pudding Pie from Against All Grain 
Rustic Homemade Marshmallows from The Urban Poser 
Paleo Coconut Milk "Yogurt" Parfaits from Me 

Ice Cream

Gelatin: Health Benefits and Recipe Wrap-up

Coconut Tulsi Ice Cream from Delicious Obsessions 
Chocolate Raspberry "Ice Cream" from Me 
Raspberry Banana "Ice Cream" from Me 


Gelatin: Health Benefits and Recipe Wrap-up

Creamy Coconut Avocado Smoothie from Delicious Obsessions 
Dark Cherry Cacao Kiss Smoothie from Divine Health from the Inside Out 
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate from Delicious Obsessions 
Dairy Free Milkshake from Empowered Sustenance 
Strawberry Watermelon Slushee from Delicious Obsessions 


Gelatin: Health Benefits and Recipe Wrap-up

Grain Free Butternut Flatbread from Empowered Sustenance 
Grain Free Blueberry Bread from Real Food Outlaws 
Paleo Egg McMuffins from Paleo Gone Sassy 
Grain Free Sandwich Wraps from Real Food Outlaws 
Paleo Bread with Gelatin from Deliciously Organic
So have I convinced you to starting including gelatin in your diet? If you need even more convincing here are a few other articles you should read:
1. Top 20 Health Benefits of Gelatin from Grassfed Girl 
2. Gelatin: Do you know this superfood? from The Savory Lotus 
3. Gelatin: Why we love it from the Paleo Parents 
4. The Healing Powers of Gelatin from Wolf Pack Lovin
Gelatin: Health Benefits and Recipe Wrap-up

Have a great weekend everyone! I hope it will included some delicious food!
And as always please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or comments

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