Berry Gummies with Spinach

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Gummies are a delicious snack or treat.  Conventional gummy snacks are made with starches, thickeners, refined sugars, and other yucky stuff, not to mention artificial colors and flavors.  It’s so easy to make your own berry gummies with real food ingredients!

These delicious berry gummies are made with grass-fed gelatin to thicken them, which is an awesome source of protein with many health benefits.  They are sweetened with unsweetened frozen fruit and pure maple syrup.  The recipe also has two cups of spinach in it which provides an amazing source of nutrients and antioxidants.  If you make sure to blend the mixture really well to get it very smooth, you won’t taste the spinach in the finished product at all!

Berry Gummies with Spinach | A Girl Worth Saving

You could easily change this recipe up to fit your tastes and what you have in your fridge.  You could swap the spinach out for kale or spring mix, or you could use a different kind of berry.  If you want to get really adventurous you could try swapping out the berries for a different fruit altogether; like pineapple or mango.

With Halloween coming up, these gummies would make the perfect nutritious treat to hand out in place of sugary candy.

Berry Gummies with Spinach | A Girl Worth Saving

Berry Gummies with Spinach

Course: Snack
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 69 kcal
Author: Heather Resler
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries thawed
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries thawed
  • 2 cups fresh spinach packed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2-4 tablespoons B grade maple syrup
  • ½ cup . gelatin
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  1. In blender, combine the blueberries, strawberries, spinach, lime juice, and maple syrup.
  2. Blend until very smooth.
  3. Pour into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. While the liquid heats, dissolve the gelatin in the water.
  5. As soon as the berry and spinach mixture boils, remove it from the heat and whisk in the gelatin.
  6. Pour into molds or an 8”x8” glass baking dish and chill until set.
  7. Remove from molds or cut into squares.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Berry Gummies with Spinach
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11.7g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 6.4g 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

chocolate cherry smoothie

Last week seemed to fly by.  My manuscript for the book is due next month and I’m hunkering down to finish it.   I’m knee-deep in desserts ( you know I’m making some killer desserts for you)  and I definitely am going to go on a sugar fast when this is over.   On Sunday I went to a book signing in St. Johns and got to meet my two friends Mickey from Paleo Autoimmune (The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook)  and Arsy from Rubies and Radishes (The Paleo Foodie).  They both just released amazing books that you MUST buy!

Anyhow, it wasn’t until Friday that I remembered I hadn’t whipped up a recipe for Monday.  Again, I turned to the simplicity of a smoothie to share with you today.   Seriously, there is nothing better than a chocolate cherry smoothie and even better,  there is spinach and gelatin hidden inside for a boost of nutrition.

 

chocolate cherry smoothie

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
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Ingredients

Chocolate Layer

  • 1 cup packed spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp gelatin
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 cup milk of choice

Cherry Layer

Instructions

  1. In your blender add the ingredients for the chocolate layer and whiz for 30 seconds until smooth. Pour this into a large jar.
  2. Rinse your blender and then add in the ingredients for the cherry layer.
  3. In two large glasses pour a layer of the cherry smoothie, then the chocolate smoothie and finish with the cherry layer.
  4. Enjoy!

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