Glutamine Gumdrops

Glutamine Gumdrops
  • Yield:4 servings
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Time:10 minutes

Since I discovered EFX Sports glutamine powder last month, it has been my best friend! This is a fun recipe that is SO EASY to make it’s not even funny. To get the gumdrop shape, I used those ice cube trays that have the rubber on the bottom so you can push the cubes out. This is the only ice cube tray you should use for this because you won’t be able to get them out if you use the traditional plastic kind. Blue was the color I chose because Glutamine pills are blue. But, you can make them any color you like or none at all.

Here’s the really fun part: you can also flavor them any way you like—I used coconut flavored baking extract, and you can find this in the baking section of most supermarkets near the food coloring. They commonly sell strawberry, coconut, lemon, vanilla, raspberry, maple, root beer, etc.; and you can get even more flavors online or in the baking section of a chain art supply store. The sky is the limit with the fun you can have here!

You may be wondering why I never mention using pre-flavored sugar-free gelatin. Maybe I will someday when they get with the times and stop using aspartame. Aspartame does not agree with me and may cause cancer (study listed in the references) as well as mania.

Glutamine is a wildly popular supplement for many reasons: it has been proven in studies to heal the digestive tract, boost the immune system, helps with focus & concentration, curbs sugar cravings, fights cancer, improves diabetes, and minimizing muscle breakdown (catabolism), which is very important to those who train hard. That is just some of the benefits!

Gelatin also improves gut health & digestion, as well as improving sleep quality, skin & hair, mood, and helps you feel full. The fact that it has almost no calories sweetens the deal!

Ingredients:

  • 8 scoops or 8 pills broken open of EFX Sports glutamine or glutamine powder
  • 4 packets of unflavored gelatin
  • 3 packets of stevia or erythritol
  • 4 monk fruit or sucralose sweetener packets (monk fruit is better for you)
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) of cold water
  • A few drops of Food coloring (optional) it’s best if you can find organic food coloring
  • A pinch of non-GMO cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. flavor of choice
  • 2-3 Ice cube trays with rubber bottoms, or 6 gummy bear molds
  • Kitchen eye dropper

Directions:

Put the gelatin and sweeteners in a large bowl. With a fork, pour the cold water into it as you whip it with a fork until it is well mixed and any lumps are dispersed. Now add the color and flavor. Taste it and see if it needs anything and add it now. Microwave for 2 minutes and thirty seconds, watching to see when the mixture foams and bubbles. When this happens, take it out. Pull some of the mixture into the dropper and squeeze it out into each hole in the ice cube tray. Stick it in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set; you can use a kitchen timer so it isn’t allowed to freeze solid. Take it out, and then pop out the candy, you will need to work at it with the tray upside down over a plate because it won’t come out immediately. Put a pinch of cornstarch in a Tupperware and shake the candy around so it doesn’t stick together. Store in the fridge for up to a week!

Nutrition:

Calories: 23
Fat: 0g
Carbs: 0g
>Protein: 6 g

References:

https://draxe.com/l-glutamine-benefits-side-effects-dosage/

https://draxe.com/gelatin/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24436139