High-Protein Strawberry Lemon Gummies

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Gelatin recipes have been everywhere the last few years. While including gelatin in your diet can help improve your bone, joint, skin, and gut health (among other things), the main reason I like gelatin is that it’s an easy way to add extra protein to your diet. I ate a lot of these strawberry lemon gummies when I was trying to eat a high-protein diet during my pregnancy. I’ve also fed a lot of them to Keira, as they’re a great toddler-friendly, high-protein snack.

Most gummy gelatin snack recipes that I’ve seen tend to include a relatively small amount of gelatin. This recipe uses much more than normal because I like getting a lot of protein in each bite.

These keep very well in the freezer, so definitely try making a giant batch if you decide you like them.

A Note on Ingredients

This recipe is very flexible. I’ve used both fresh and bottled lemon juice, as well as both fresh and frozen strawberries.

Ideally you would use grass-fed gelatin, but any gelatin will work. I like this brand of grass-fed gelatin. I’ve also heard great things about this brand, although I haven’t had a chance to try it yet.

Tools You’ll Need



Silicone molds, OR a glass baking dish

Strawberry Lemon Gelatin Snacks
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  • 2 cups lemon juice, fresh or bottled
  • 2 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 1/4 cups gelatin, preferably grass-fed


  1. Add lemon juice to a blender. Add your strawberries. (The easiest way to do this is to just add enough strawberries so the volume in your blender changes from 2 cups to 4 cups.)
  2. Add your honey, then blend until everything is evenly mixed.
  3. Add lemon berry mixture to a saucepan. Slowly pour in your gelatin while mixing with a spoon or other utensil. Continue adding and mixing until you've added all of your gelatin.
  4. Continue to mix until the gelatin is evenly mixed into the berry mixture. Generally this occurs when you no longer see any patches of white gelatin among the pink concoction.
  5. Allow mixture to sit for a few minutes, until the gelatin absorbs the liquid and becomes completely stiff.
  6. Turn on your burner, and heat your pan over low or medium low. Continue to heat, stirring occasionally, until everything is liquid and no solid pieces remain. (Depending on how large of a recipe you're making, this can take 30 minutes or more, so it's a good thing to do while mostly paying attention to some other activity.)
  7. Once your gelatin mixture is fully melted, use a ladle to spoon liquid into silicone molds. Alternatively, you can also just pour the mixture into a glass baking dish and then cut into small pieces later.
  8. Place filled molds into the fridge or freezer and chill until hardened. Remove finished bites from molds, then refill and repeat until you've used all of your mixture.
  9. Store bites in the fridge, or the freezer for longer-term storage. I'm not sure what the shelf-life is on these, but since they contain fresh fruit I don't like to keep them in the fridge for more than 5 days or so.


After making this recipe many, many times, I figured out the best way to clean my saucepan. If you try to wash your saucepan right after you finish cooking, it is very difficult to clean off the gelatin. Instead, let your saucepan soak overnight. The residual gelatin will become soft and you will be able to remove most of it using just your hands.


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11 Responses to High-Protein Strawberry Lemon Gummies

  1. […] Do you have kids who are begging for gummy snacks? Now you can “give in” without any guilt! Whole Natural Life has a great recipe for Strawberry Lemon Gelatin Snacks! […]
  2. Cynthia says:
    What is the white at the bottoms of these?
  3. Zedory says:
    These look really delicious,I think these would be great for my toddler and preschooler. Yummy treat that is healthy and sweet!
  4. Judene says:
    I have made many different gummy recipes. This recipe by far tastes the best and uses so much more gelatin making it way healthier than the other recipes that don't even taste as good. Meghan is brilliant.
  5. Paula says:
    I'm interested in making this recipe but I'm wondering....when you say 2 1/4 cups of gelatin....do you mean dry gelatin or do you mixed with water per the instructions to make 2 1/4 cups? Thanks much!
  6. Amy says:
    Will Maple Syrup work as well as Honey?

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