Mint Chocolate Gummies

I just came back from a 3-4 day work conference in Denver. It was a blast and I’d love to visit again when I have the chance to try a ton of restaurants and Crossfit everyday. I was a bit “aggressive” at the bars 3 nights in a row and I am paying for it now. I spent the first day back at work falling asleep and crossing my eyes at my computer screen. Reeeeeal hot mess.

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All in all it was a productive week but I am ready to get back on track and flush all of this alcohol poison out of my body! #BodybyCat I started my weekend with a nice little wod at the gym. We cleaned & jerked and I got pretty sore because I’ve been out of my routine for about a week. I brought my buddy, Hurlwon, to the gym with me & he tried to pick up on the laaaaaydaaays for Valentine’s Day. The cap pushed some of the girls over the edge. He got about 7 phone numbers. But who’s counting?

I followed the workout up with an easy hike at the Lafayette Reservoir with my #GALentine, Shika. Then we had delicious acai bowls & kale/carrot/apple/celery juice at Vitality Bowl in Walnut Creek.

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MINT CHOCOLATE GUMMIES

Paleo Catwon Mint Chocolate Gummies

Gelatin is the new bacon in the Paleo-sphere. One of the most nutrient-dense foods you could eat is grass-fed gelatin.

WHAT: a protein derived from collagen, extracted from animal skin, bones and connective tissues

BENEFITS: supports stronger bones, skin & hair; promotes nail growth; improves digestion; supports a healthy gut. Those are just to name a few. I’m no expert in anything so learn more about the health benefits of gelatin here: Chris Kresser – Gelatin.

This recipe is fairly easy. Ya’ll know I refuse to cook/bake anything too complicated. I will give up in the middle of it, curl up into fetal position under the table and rock myself into a deep food coma.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 approx. 14 oz can full fat coconut milk (try to find BPA-free & as few additives as possible – I used this brand)
  • 4 tbsp grass-fed gelatin (I used Great Lakes brand)
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder (you can use cocoa powder if you’d like)
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract or 4 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 2 tbsp raw honey (OPTIONAL)

DIRECTIONS

  • Warm coconut milk in medium sauce pan on stove
  • Whisk in cacao powder
  • Whisk in gelatin 1 tbsp at a time – mix well
  • Remove from heat
  • Add peppermint & honey if you’d like, stir
  • Pour into gelatin molds (I used this one: Wilton Silicone Brownie Squares Baking Mold)
  • Set mold on baking sheet or or flat surface for easy transport & refrigerate for 2 hours

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These were pretty simple to make and def help to satisfy that little sweet tooth kick in the ass for chocolate I get every once in a while all day, every day, all the times, all my life, forever and always.

MEME OF THE DAY

Did ya’ll catch the Grammy’s?MOTD

HURLWON

This russet potato was surely missed when I was in Denver. Good thing we have FaceTime.

Hurlwon

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5 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Gummies

  1. Man, those gummies look amazing! I want one now. Also, Hurlwon is really too adorable. That last pic??? And you look great, by the way! :)

  2. Omg this blog is amazing.

    Lol @ “russet potato”

    I love it! You’re so talented. I’m really proud to call you my friend! People are going to love this. I’m going to try making those gummies when I have more time. Good job pump!

  3. Gummies on the menu for this week!! Can’t wait to try them. Been obsessed with new gelatin recipes right now so it’s MINT to be. ;) How do you store them? Frozen?

  4. Pingback: Coconut-Almond Butter Gummies | Paleo Catwon

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