- Yield:1 serving
- Time:10 minutes
There is a recipe for pre-workout gummy bears floating around on Pinterest (which is where I got the idea). However, it called for sugar-free flavored gelatin, which I don’t care for because it contains the artificial sweetener aspartame. Aspartame is close to the top of my ‘food ingredients to avoid’ list. The idea of pre-workout gummy bears piqued my interest because there are so many things you can do with them! The lack of calories in gelatin and the benefits it has for your body didn’t hurt either. I’ll get into the benefits of gelatin at another time, so on with the recipe! continued!
I had ordered gummy bear molds, but I let them sit on my kitchen counter for about a month. Then, just the other day I decided to finally get off my duff and do it. Originally the idea of experimenting with gelatin seemed daunting, but it turned out to be really easy. I mean, extremely easy! (I’ve even taken the guesswork out of it for you.)
You will need a flexible silicone candy mold—the mold has to be flexible enough so you can get the gummy candies out. I got my gummy bear molds on eBay (the kit came with 3 trays and the eyedropper), but you may also be able to find them at one of those large craft stores. You will also need a large, thick eyedropper, which you can usually find at a supermarket or any other place where they sell kitchen utensils. They sell clear gelatin near the regular flavored gelatin in most supermarkets.
- ½-1 scoop of Training Ground Pre, any flavor
- 2-3 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
- 1 packet of stevia sweetener
- ½ cup of very cold water
- 1-2 drops of natural food coloring (totally optional)
Take a bowl and mix the powdered products. I like to use ½ scoop of Pre; I think this gives the best flavor, but you can use more if you want. The more pre-workout powder you add, the more tart they will be. You can use 2-4 packets of gelatin, but I like them on the softer side, so I just use 2 packets. 2 packets = firm enough and clear, 3 packets = firm & milky, and 4 packets = solid colored & almost crunchy.
Next, put the cold water in a medium to large sized bowl and slowly mix in the powdered ingredients. Put this in the microwave for 1 minute to 1 minute and fifteen seconds. It will bubble, froth, and rise. Now take the eyedropper and fill each mold to the top with gelatin. Put the molds in the freezer for about ten minutes and pop them out of the molds and store in a bag or container. Keep them in the fridge until about ½ hour before you plan on hitting the gym! You will be the envy of everyone on a cutting diet, trust me.
Makes 2 ½- 3 trays of gummy bears. Serving size: the whole amount you just made!
(Made with 2 envelopes of gelatin) Total: 40 calories 0g fat 0g carbs 16g protein
(Made with 3 envelopes of gelatin) Total: 60 calories 0g fat 0g carbs 24g protein