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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Have You Ever Tried Real Gelatin?

I received this product in exchange for a review. However, all opinions are my own.

I was lucky enough to be contacted recently by Vital Proteins to try their grassfed beef gelatin. I don't know if I can convey to you how excited I was by that email. 

I know, the one thing you're probably asking is why would I be so excited about gelatin? Well, gelatin is SO good for you. It's made up of collagen, the most abundant protein in the body and  is necessary for all connective tissues in the body. Collagen is necessary to rebuild joints and helps to firm your skin. As a mother who has had two babies, let me just say that my body definitely doesn't look like it used to. I love that by taking gelatin, I'm helping to firm up my super stretched stomach. It's recommended to dissolve a scoop of gelatin into warm water and drink daily.

But, if you're like me, the thought of drinking straight gelatin is a little gross. Good thing that there's so much you can do with it. Gelatin can be added as a thickener to soups, it can be used as a thickener in whipped cream, to make marshmallows, fruit juice gelatin and fruit gummies, just to name a few. As an added bonus, it's kosher and gluten free. 

blackberry gummies that the kids loved

It's also one of the main ingredients in bone broth, which is a staple when you're eating paleo. I've played around with gelatin before, but let me just say that when I added Vital Proteins grassfed beef gelatin to chicken soup I made over the weekend, it was the best batch of soup I had ever made. I had intended to bring it to lunch at work this week, but let's just say that it didn't make it.

If you have never tried real gelatin before, I highly recommend it!

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  1. Never tried it -bun, now I definitely will! Just to sound more ignorant -where do you find it in the store?

  2. Here is a link for it:


  3. Thank you Corey. You beat me to a response! :-)

  4. I hadn't heard of this! I mean, I've heard of gelatin, of course but, not like this. I had no idea how good it was for you. Thanks Holly!

  5. I've never even heard of this either! Thanks for letting me know!

  6. I've never really heard of this before. I'm not a big gelatin fan, though, so I haven't really been looking for anything like this...

  7. You don't have to make just jello with it though. It can be used as a thickener for soups or to make fruit gummies for example. I can't wait to make my own marshmallows with it!

  8. Just like coconut oil, the health benefits are wonderful!

  9. I didn't realize that you could do so much with gelatin. I used to be good at drinking it every day (yes, every day), because it is so great for your fingernails. Somewhere along the way, I stopped doing it. Thanks for the reminder to get started again!

  10. The thought of drinking it like that grosses me out, but I love getting creative with ways to use it.

  11. I knew gelatin was great for you, but I have never seen it like this! I never realized you could do so much with it! Interesting!

  12. I'm glad because there's no way I can just drink the stuff!


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