These tart cherry gummies are made with just two ingredients -cherry juice and gelatin powder and are meant to encourage a good night's sleep -perfect if you're looking for a natural source of melatonin production.
I always found it so strange that a large chunk of our day is spent sleeping. In fact, some of us probably spend more time sleeping than we are awake. Now, isn't that a crazy thought? I know for some people, though, trying to get to sleep is easier said than done, especially if you have other factors in your life that could be a contributing factor as well, like stress and anxiety. Some people in my life often find themselves in this predicament, leading to them looking for the best CBD UK brands and products that are on the market so they can get the sleep they deserve.
CBD has become a lot more popular over the years and has been known to make a positive difference, so why not try it if you want to improve your sleeping patterns. I'm glad that all the cannabis marketing is making some kind of a difference in the current world, compared to how it was until a few years back.
For some people, falling asleep is easier said than done, especially if you're distracted by other factors, stressed or have anxiety.
Before we dive into the recipe, let's talk about some other ways to improve sleep quality.
😴CBD & Sleep
CBD has come a long way over the years and for good reason. It's known to improve sleeping patterns and make a positive difference.
So what happens? Melatonin and cortisol (hormones) do a delicate dance every day to regulate our sleeping schedule. Cortisol wakes us up and peaks during the day while melatonin kicks in at night when it's nearing bedtime. Once again, those are the lucky ones.
Not everyone's melatonin and cortisol levels are in sync, however, cbd oil manufacturers have stepped up to the plate to help fix this.
🥱Melatonin & Sleep
Taking melatonin supplements is also an option, but the ingredients in a lot of melatonin products aren't exactly natural. I'd rather pop a tasty gummy with just 2 simple ingredients that also happen to be Whole30 compliant. This recipe combines the best of both worlds.
🍒Ingredients You'll Need
Tart Cherry Juice - promotes natural melatonin production, reduces joint pain and inflammation and helps post-workout recovery.
Gelatin - I am currently using Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin in the GREEN container. Incorporating a collagen supplement into your diet improves gut health, helps grow strong hair and nails, promotes radiant and glowing skin and is high in protein and amino acids.
As far as equipment goes, you'll need a small sauce pan, a measuring cup and a cupcake or muffin tin. Greasing the tin is optional.
💭This was the recipe that eased me into collagen supplements. If you REALLY need to just ease in, try making a batch of my Rotisserie Chicken Bone Broth in the meantime.
📖 How to Make Gummies for Sleep
1️⃣ In a small sauce pan, add cherry juice and then whisk in gelatin.
2️⃣ Place saucepan over medium heat and consistently whisk until gelatin is dissolved and the juice reaches it's original color.
3️⃣ Pour mixture into prepared muffin or cupcake tin. You can fill up as much or as little as you like. NOTE: if using silicone cups, no oil is needed.
4️⃣ Let sit in refrigerator for 1 hour or until completely chilled. Pop out of molds and store in container or resealable baggie for up to one week.
The "tart" part of the cherry juice is important. Make sure you use 100% tart cherry juice. Regular cherry juice is way sweeter and usually has sugar in it.
This can be found in most grocery stores, but I can't encourage you enough to grab tart cherry juice from Trader Joe's. It tastes great and is the cheapest I've seen.
Make sure you're using a gelatin collagen supplement, NOT collagen peptides. They won't firm up otherwise.
Make them into fun shapes! Cute silicone candy molds can be found at craft stores and Target. You could also make them in a bread loaf pan and then cut them into cubes.
🍽What is a serving of gummies?
As far as serving sizes go, I tend to eat 1-2 pieces per day. I usually have one with breakfast and then one before bed. To promote better sleep, popping one before bed is the most beneficial.
💭Please note: this is not a cure for insomnia but a natural way to get a boost of nutrients that will hopefully have you feeling a great dose your best.
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It makes the most sense to pop one before bed to promote a good night's sleep. You can also drink a glass of tart cherry juice for an extra boost of nutrients.
It really depends on the ingredients. There's usually some sort of sugar or weird ingredient that rules them out for Whole30, BUT guess what? This recipe for tart cherry gummies is Whole30 compliant.
Studies show that eating a handful of cherries a day can encourage a good night's sleep.
Tart Cherry Sleep Gummies
- 100 grams Gelatin Powder
- 2.5 cups 100% Tart Cherry Juice
- 1 small sauce pan
- 1 measuring cup
- 1 cupcake or muffin tin
- ½ tbsp coconut oil to grease muffin tin OPTIONAL
- Add cherry juice to a small sauce pan
- Add the gelatin to the top of the juice and whisk in
- Place saucepan over medium heat and consistently whisk gelatin into juice until gelatin is dissolved and reaches its original color
- Pour mixture into oiled muffin or cupcake tins until each cup is filled at desired level
NOTE: if using silicone cups, no oil is needed
- Let sit in refrigerator for 1 hour or until completely chilled. Pop out of molds and store in container or ziploc for up to one week.