If you’ve been following along on my instagram stories, you know that living inside a 120 sq ft. “hut” has it’s culinary challenges.
Don’t get my wrong, I love the minimalist maui life, but sometimes a girl just wants to bake something, ya know?
Well, don’t get too excited, since baking anything is completely off the table for now (#nooven). And I have to get pretty creative if I do want to make anything from scratch, other than throwing a bunch of ingredients in a bowl and calling it a meal.
But I did it!!!! I crafted these incredibly simple-yet-delicious, all-you-need-is-a-blender-and-a-microwave, sour mango gelatin gummies.
Anything too complicated would be TOATS off brand, am I right? 😉
Not to mention, these sour mango gelatin gummies are chock full of vitamin C and pasture-raised, 100% grass fed gelatin; two of the most important nutrients to help rebuild and repair collagen production in our skin (hence the name, better than botox). PLUS - this version is free of added sugar (another culprit for skin related issues like acne, and collagen breakdown).
As you are probably well aware, collagen production starts to decrease after the age of 25, which is why eating collagen-boosting foods containing things like gelatin and vitamin C are so important if we want to keep our skin looking youthful and acne-free.
Grab my free e-book about healing acne naturally here!
Bone broth is another great option for a collagen-building superfood, but if you’re like me and limited on kitchen appliances (and semi-lazy), this might not be an option for you.
Learn more about the benefits of collagen protein here!
Here’s the recipe:
Better-Than-Botox Sour Mango Collagen Gummies
- 1 cup water (could also sub 100% fruit juice or kombucha)
- 1 cup organic frozen mango
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 4 scoops vital proteins gelatin
- 1 dropper full of stevia (only use 100% pure stevia extract)
Place water and mango chunks in a microwave safe dish, microwave until mango is thawed and water is hot but not boiling.
Pour mixture into Vitamix or food processor. Add stevia. Blend until completely mixed.
Add 4 scoops of vital proteins gelatin and re-blend on low until completely mixed in.
Quickly pour mixture into a glass dish or baking mold.
Refrigerate for 3 hours - enjoy!
If you try this recipe, let me know on Instagram! Tag me @rebellenutrition and use the hashtag #betterthanbotoxgummies !