Are you tired of trying to get your kids to consume bone and meat broths for gut health? Look no further than these delicious watermelon gummies! With the warmer weather (finally!) upon us, these refreshing gummies are the perfect solution to help heal your gut and satisfy your sweet tooth.

My go-to ingredient for gut healing is Planet Paleo Gelatin (use SMC010 in the promo code at the checkout to get 10% off), which supports gut health and provides a great source of protein. With this recipe, you can make 24 gummies, each containing a substantial amount of gelatin. And the best part? Your kids will love them! They’ll think they’re indulging in a sweet treat, but little do they know they’re actually consuming something good for them.


NOTE: some kids are sensitive to high glutamate and high histamine foods and may be unable to tolerate the gelatin.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Passive Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 4 cups fresh watermelon (chunks)
  • 5 tbsp grass-fed gelatin
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup raw honey


  • Blend the watermelon in a blender until smooth.
  • Strain the blended watermelon through a fine mesh sieve. For a really clear liquid place a cheese cloth or tea towel in the sieve so that all the pulp is captured which you can either discard or use in another recipe such as a smoothie or jelly - you should have about 2 cups of juice.
  • There may be some white foam at the top of the watermelon juice, which you can remove so that you have a nice clear liquid.
  • Place half the watermelon juice in a bowl and the other half in a pan.
  • Add the Grass Fed Gelatin powder to the watermelon juice in the bowl by sprinkling it over the surface. Let it sit for a few minutes so that it dissolves into the juice. It will become jelly like.
  • Gently heat the other half of the watermelon juice in the saucepan just to warm it.
  • Add the gelatin & juice mixture from the bowl to the juice in the saucepan.
  • Whisk or stir to combine until the liquid is smooth.
  • Add the honey and lemon juice (leave this out if you prefer the gummies to be more sweet) my kids love sour gummies so we keep the lemon juice and sometimes use lime juice for extra tang) and whisk until dissolved and combined.
  • Pour the gelatin mixture into your favourite jelly or chocolate mould and chill until set, about 2 hours.
  • When they are ready remove the gelatin from the mould and store either at room temperature or in the fridge.



Planet Plaeo Gelatin is loaded with amino acids, including glycine, lysine and proline, which have been shown to speed up cell growth, build connective tissue and support liver detoxification. Phenolic compounds in WATERMELON —including flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids—make this fruit a choice for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits. If you had to pick a single nutrient from this anti-inflammatory and antioxidant category that has put watermelon on the map, that nutrient would be lycopene which is a well-documented inhibitor of many inflammatory processes, including the production of pro-inflammatory messaging molecules, the expression of enzymes like cyclo-oxygenase and lipoxygenase that can lead to increased inflammatory response, and the activity of molecular signalling agents like nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB). Lycopene is also a well-known antioxidant that can neutralize free radical molecules.