Vitamin C Collagen Gummies

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Homemade Vitamin C Collagen Gummies

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Homemade vitamin C collagen gummies for the whole family!

The idea of creating healthy gummies with ingredients that I know of (and can pronounce) has always appealed to me. And with flu season upon us, vitamin C gummies with a protein boost of collagen seemed like a great idea!

You all know how much I love my Collagen Hydrolysate and Collagen Endurance Plus from Great Lakes Gelatin. I use it in my morning smoothies, green tea and in my daily water bottles. The biggest benefits I’ve seen are improved joint care (less achy joints and more mobility), a healthy digestive system and a better completion with longer and stronger hair and nails.

Today, I’m using another one of their fantastic products:

Unflavored Beef Gelatin (also available in Pork). It is sourced from cattle in Argentina and Brazil which are always pasture raised and grass-fed and like their collagen, it also has 11 grams of pure protein per serving. 

I hope you enjoy these gummies as much as my family did. Full recipe below with a vitamin C fact sheet and dosage amounts per the NIH (National Institutes of Health). 🙂

Healthy and homemade vitamin c collagen gummies for the family!

Vitamin C Collagen Gummies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice, no pulp (248 mg of vitamin C)
  • 3-4 Tablespoons honey
  • 6 Tablespoons of GLG Unflavored Beef Gelatin
  • 1/8 teaspoon Vitamin C powder (optional) (529mg of vitamin C)
  • You’ll also need coconut oil or some non-stick cooking spray to spray the silicone molds so our gummies come out nicely and a cookie sheet to transport the silicone molds to and from the refrigerator.

Directions:

  1. In a medium-sized pot combine the orange juice and honey together. Stir and heat over medium heat until simmering and then turn down to low. (Takes about 5 minutes)
  2. While the OJ & honey are heating up, spray or oil silicone molds and set them aside on a cookie sheet. 
  3. Whisk in gelatin and vitamin C powder until dissolved and then remove from the heat.
  4. Pour mixture into molds and then freeze for 15 minutes or refrigerate for an hour or more.
  5. Pop out the gummies and enjoy, then store in a container in the fridge for up 2-3 weeks!

This recipe made 70 medium-sized gummies and each gummy has about 11.1 mg of vitamin C. Please check the chart below to find out the amount of Vitamin C that the US Department of Health recommends each day. 🙂 Click here to watch the live cooking demo!

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VITAMIN C FACT SHEET:

  • Birth to 6 months: Recommended Amount 40mg, Upper Limit Not Established
  • 7-12 months: 50mg, Upper Limit Not Established
  • Children 1-3 years: 15mg, Upper Limit 400mg
  • Children 4-8 years: 25mg, Upper Limit 650mg
  • Children 9-13 years: 45mg, Upper Limit 1200mg
  • Children 14-18 years (boys): 75mg, Upper Limit 1800mg
  • Children 14-18 years (girls): 65mg, Upper Limit 1800mg
  • Adults (men): 90mg, Upper Limit 2000mg
  • Adults (women): 75mg, Upper Limit 2000mg
  • More information can be found here.

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xo,Christina


4 Comments »

  1. Those came out fantastic! Nice to know that you can actually make gummies that are good for you. It’s a tasty way to get that Vitamin C we all need.

    Comment by Linda — 31 October, 2018 @ 4:31 pm

  2. Thanks so much! They were super easy to make and I love that it’s both collagen AND vitamin C!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 1 November, 2018 @ 10:37 am

  3. Thank you for the recipe. I’d like to try it with tart concentrated cherry juice, that I happen to have. Do you think it’d work if I boiled 2 cups water and added the required amount of concentrated juice after boiling, along with liquid stevia? Thank you.

    Comment by Donna Flaherty — 4 November, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

  4. Hi Donna! I think any cherry juice may work well (tart cherry juice has the most anthocyanins). It may be best to use 2 cups of not-from-concentrate cherry juice and then you can add in whatever sweetener you prefer. I bet these would taste yummy! Let me know how they turn out if you go for it!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 5 November, 2018 @ 3:51 pm

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