How to make sugar-free, low-calorie homemade chocolate marshmallows.
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Did you know one of our most popular recipes is our sugar-free marshmallows that we shared back in Feb 2013, although it seems like yesterday we created them 😉
Then due to popular demand we finally got around to sharing a video of us making marshmallows. Plus we answer some common questions we receive about making them. They can be a bit tricky to make.
Today we are excited to present you a new obsession –> chocolate marshmallows! We have a feeling it will become a favorite in your house too.
A low-calorie snack recipe for low-sugar chocolate marshmallows
Come make chocolate marshmallows with us!
We know you might be wondering, why gelatin? What is so great about it? A common question we get is, why do we use it? We thought we would quickly share some health benefits of incorporating it into your life.
Why should you eat gelatin?
- helps with muscle growth
- helps metabolism
- keeps fluid in digestive track which helps with bowel movements
- contains amino acids important in helping to prevent the weakness and degeneration of cartilage in joints
- if you eat animal protein you need adequate glycine to balance out the methionine from meat, and you’ll get that from gelatin
- helps restore a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach
- improves your skin – it has glycine and proline, two amino acids that are used in the production of collagen
- a cost-effective way to get more protein in your diet
- and can help you sleep better
The brand of gelatin we buy is the red can of Great Lakes off Amazon (no affiliation) It’s the red can not the green one! You can buy it off Amazon, that’s what we do! We should get it on auto shipment! Haha!
How to make healthy chocolate marshmallows that are low in sugar. Paleo-friendly.
We love finding ways to eat more chocolate. Not that we need a reason to eat it. Haha! It’s a requirement in the Purely Twins’ diet 😉
We love making…
But now we have a more low calorie treat when we need a chocolate fix. Plus, we really like marshmallows. Even though we say it’s a low calorie treat we aren’t promoting you to eat low calorie treats that you see in the stores (as they are full of other, not-so-good ingredients). These marshmallows are just low calorie because they are made from just gelatin and some cocoa powder. That of course is if you use stevia to sweeten them and not maple syrup or honey.
What about you? Do you love chocolate?
How do you get your fix?
A quick and healthy snack you can enjoy anytime!
Note these marshmallows don’t have a long shelf life. We recommend eating them within 1-2 days. We happily enjoy the whole batch in one day!
Do you like marshmallows?
What is your favorite way to eat gelatin?
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