I think it must be my age – nearing 52.
I’ve been having regular physio treatments from my physiotherapist, Jacqui Sinclair and attend her yoga classes, to try and alleviate some of the aches that I feel. I use turmeric when I can in cooking, and have recently started regularly having a Turmeric Milk drink at night. However, when Rachel Hunter recently shared a recipe for turmeric gummies, I thought I will give that a go. Turmeric being well documented as an anti-inflammatory.
What a super easy recipe. I didn’t read the recipe correctly and put the gelatine in at the wrong time, but look, they worked out perfectly and taste D*E*L*I*C*I*O*U*S*
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon ground turmeric (of course Venui is recommended)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (optional – but why wouldn’t you??)
- 4 tablespoons unflavored gelatine powder
In a pot, combine water, turmeric, honey, and coconut oil. Heat on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Check sweetness and adjust to taste.
Remove from the heat and sprinkle gelatine powder over warm liquid.
Whisk vigorously for about 1 minute, ensuring gelatine powder is completely dissolved.
Pour into a dish and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until gelatine is firm and you can cut it into small portions with a knife.
Store in an airtight container. Will keep up to 7 days in the refrigerator.
Notes: The coconut oil is optional in this recipe. It is used to enhance the absorption of the turmeric powder but may create a thin white layer on the surface of the gummies.
Thanks to Jacqui for her fabulous home-grown-honey, Venui for their fabulous certified organic turmeric (oh by the way, I now sell that in value-packs 300g for $28)
Did you know that gelatine:
- Is great for skin, hair and nail growth
- Is good for joints and can help joint recovery
- Can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive tract
- Is a good source of dietary collagen.
Gelatine is commonly consumed by Paleo followers, by way of broth from animals bones, fibrous tissues and organs. Perhaps this recipe is another way to gain the benefits of gelatine AND turmeric.
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