Healthy Protein Marshmallows

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Did you think you read that wrong? Healthy marshmallows?
Yes! We recently got some internet hate for this post where we suggested that s'mores might be one of the worst foods to eat in the summer. Read the post to find out why. Anyway, most people said "just make your own marshmallows", which is a great idea! So we did!
These marshmallows have 6 ingredients and take 20 minutes to make. They're packed with amino acids and protein, but are low in sugar, while still being the most delicious sweet treat to add to your coffee, bone broth hot chocolate, or just to enjoy as a snack. My kids ate them for breakfast today! Bon appétit!
Ingredients:
3 T bovine gelatin
3T collagen
1 c water
1/4 c organic maple syrup
1 pinch of Redmond's Real Salt
1 dash of organic vanilla
Directions:
  • Put 1/2 c water into your mixer bowl and dust the 3T of gelatin over the top. Allow it to sit and bloom while you do the next step. 
  • Bring the other 1/2 c of water to a boil with the maple syrup. Some recipes use honey, but as a rule of thumb, I don't like to heat honey and prefer the taste of maple syrup in this recipe. 
  • Once boiling, remove from heat and turn your mixer to low for a few minutes to evenly blend the cool water and gelatin. Slowly add the hot syrup water, turning up your mixer to high. 
  • During this mixing time, you will add the collagen for extra protein, vanilla, and salt. You can also experiment with other additives like peppermint,  cacao (also great for building muscle!), blueberry simple syrup, etc. 
  • Now mix everything on high for 8-10 minutes until you have a thick marshmallow fluff. Around minute 6 you will think "I think they exaggerated the mixing time. This looks ready." THEY WERE NOT WRONG! Mix the full 8-10 minutes until the mixture is so thick it barely falls off a spoon. 
  • Spread the fluff in a baking dish lined with parchment paper. If you like, you can dust the paper with a mix of arrowroot powder and powdered sugar to give the marshmallows that dusty feel. Once they are cut, you can also dust them with this mixture to prevent them from sticking to each other. 
  • Allow the mixture to sit in the pan for several hours to settle, then cut and enjoy!

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