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Now that I am having to watch more closely what I eat due to food allergies, I have been on the search for a protein gummy that I can take with me while I run races. Most of the others on the market have some sort of sugar that I am trying to steer clear of, but I still need something to help me get calories during races. This recipe is pretty close to what I am wanting, but may still make a few more tweaks to it in later recipes to up the calorie content and more to be better suited for racing. As the recipe is now for Wild Blueberry Protein Gummies, it is a great family friendly recipe that can help you sneak some fruit and protein in to your families diet.
The frozen wild blueberries that are in this recipe really make it and give it a beautiful color which can be helpful if you have kids since they can be so visual. I was able to find frozen wild blueberries at my local Kroger. You have to check the package and see if they are in fact wild blueberries. They seem to have so much more flavor than other varieties.
For this recipe you will need to purchase this protein gelatin. I got mine from Amazon, but I think there are probably some stores that carry it as well. It is just easier for me to order from Amazon.
It is best to get all of your ingredients ready to go because this process will go rather quickly. I measured out one cup of frozen wild blueberries that I heated in the microwave(since I forgot to pull them out earlier) until thawed. I then blended it until smooth. You could strain out the pulp, but since the blueberries are so tender I just left as is. Once blended it will be less than 1 cup so I added unsweetened applesauce until it reached one cup total of pureed fruit.
Divide one cup of water in half. Half will go into a saucepan to be heated until boiling. The other half you will mix with 1/2 cup of gelatin to form a paste. Once the water has boiled, add it to the gelatin paste and whisk until smooth and the gelatin has mixed well. If you wind up with some little chunks of gelatin you can run it through a strainer to get them out.
Next you will be adding in the blueberry/applesauce puree. One cup of orange juice( that is just juice and no added sweeteners) and 1/4 honey.
Mix thoroughly and then pour either in silicone molds so you can have cute shapes or just put in a loaf pan. Place in the fridge until set. Once set, you can pop them out of the mold or pan and keep in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks if they last that long.
- 1 cup water, divided in half
- ½ cup protein unflavored gelatin (Great Lakes brand)
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries, thawed and pureed
- ¼-1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup 100% orange juice
- ¼ cup honey
- Thaw and puree the wild bluberries.
- Place ½ water in saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Use the other ½ cup water and combine with gelatin to make a paste.
- Pour boiling water in to paste mixture and stir until well combined. If there are any lumps left, strain out.
- Add in fruit puree, orange juice and honey.
- Stir well to combine.
- Pour in to a loaf pan or silicone molds.
- Place in fridge until set.
The beauty of this recipe for Wild Blueberry Protein Gummies is that you can change the juice type or fruit puree to really make it your own. You can also add a bit more honey if you want more sweetness. I think I will add in more applesauce next time since it has a good natural sweetness and find a juice that is sweeter without added sugar.
My thoughts on changes I will make for my race gummies is to find a way to add in some caffeine with maybe a green tea concentrate in place of the water and also adding in more sweet (Not sugar) to give me the calorie boost I need. What are your thoughts for transforming this recipe for running?
Just the facts
- • Wild Blueberries are wildly different from the regular blueberries you normally find in the produce section. Don’t be fooled by their size—they pack more into their tiny blue bodies than any other blueberry on the planet!
- • Wild Blueberries have a more intense flavor than regular blueberries. Wild Blueberry plants are more genetically diverse with thousands of interlocking plants spreading and interlocking naturally across fields over thousands of years. That diversity is what gives Wild Blueberries their complex and delicious flavor—an extraordinary mix of tart and sweet. • Wild Blueberries have two times the antioxidant capacity of the larger cultivated blueberries. A growing body of research shows the potential health benefits of Wild Blueberries including gut health, diabetes, cancer, and brain health.
- • 99% of the Wild Blueberry crop is frozen fresh at harvest, which locks in their nutrition and taste.
- • Wild Blueberries are called “Wild” because they are not planted— they have occurred naturally in barrens and fields in Maine and Eastern Canada for 10,000 years.
- • The retail price for a 15-ounce bag of Wild Blueberries starts at $3.59. A 3-pound bag retails for about $10.
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