Oooh, I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! Before we get to these anti-inflammatory ginger gummies (think childhood jello snack meets healing supplement), I have to ask you a quick question: How do you feel about turmeric?
If you’ve been a reader here for awhile, you probably know that I am obsessed with this orange spice! 😉
After using turmeric for awhile in a variety of recipes, I’m a big believe in its anti-inflammatory properties. Over the past couple of years I’ve been adding it to curries, veggies, sauerkrauts, and juices. Here are some of my favorite recipes if you’re interested:
- Detox Tonic
- Anti-Inflammatory Sauerkraut
- Ginger, Carrot, Turmeric and Grapefruit Juice
- Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Curry
- Anti-Inflammatory Root Vegetables
- Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tonic
- Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Mango Popsicles
Now back to these anti-inflammatory ginger gummies!
You might have noticed that gelatin and collagen are taking the health/nutrition world by storm at the moment, and for good reason! Collagen supports joint health, improves skin’s texture, creates stronger nails and hair, assists the immune and digestive system, and can help to maintain weight.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system. Gelatin is made by cooking down the connective tissue and then turning it into a powder. The key with gelatin is to look for a brand that comes from grass-fed, humanely raised animals. (This is the brand I used. Be sure to get the gelatin with the green lid to make gummies as the gelatin with the blue lid is meant to be used in drinks and won’t solidify the same way.)
These anti-inflammatory ginger gummies are lightly-sweet with a hint of honey, ginger, and lemon. You will definitely taste the turmeric so if you’re not a turmeric fan, try reducing the turmeric by half.
I’ve been enjoying these as an afternoon snack and love that it only takes a couple of them to satiate hunger and curb a craving! I made these directly in an 8×8 baking dish, but you can also purchase a candy mold to make cute shapes.
Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
- 4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin powder
- Add water to a small pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in turmeric, honey, lemon juice, and ginger. Mix well.
- Sprinkle gelatin powder over the liquid and whisk vigorously for about 1 minute, or until gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Pour into an 8-by-8 baking dish or candy molds. Make sure the mixture has cooled completely (for several hours or overnight) before cutting into squares or removing from the molds.
- Store in an airtight container. Will keep up to 7 days in the refrigerator.