03 May In Fit Life, Recipes by Nikki Tags: amino acids, BCAA, BCAA Gummy Bears, Bodybuilding, branch chain amino acids, candy, clean cheat, clean eating, cooking with nikki, DIY, eat clean train dirty, eatclean, girlswithmuscle, gummy bears, healthy, healthy eating, healthy food, isoleucine, leucine, low calorie, low carb, no sugar, protein, treat, valine
VIDEO: DIY BCAA Gummy Bears
Looking for a low carb, low calorie, sweet treat?? Here you go!
- 3 Gelatin Packs (Unflavored)
- 1 Scoop BCAA
- 1/2 Cup Room Temperature Water
- Gummy Molds
Mix Scoop of BCAAs with 1/2 cup of water. Add 3 packs of gelatin and mix well. Pour mixture into a sauce pan and let simmer for 4-5 minutes over medium heat. Pre-treat your molds with a non stick cooking spray (spray onto a paper towel and swipe each mold–this will help when it’s time to remove your gummies). Fill your molds (I needed two batches of the mixture for my 4 molds). Place molds in freezer for 20-25 minutes. Pop out and Enjoy!
Note: For the exact Molds and Gelatin Packs I used the links are below! 🙂
But wait, What are BCAAs??
15 – 20% of the human body is made up of protein. Protein plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein therefore the building blocks of life. BCAA stands for Branch Chain Amino Acids and refers to a group of three amino acids, leucine, isoleucine, and valine. BCAAs can be found in any food containing protein, such as eggs or meat. Most often BCAAs are taken in drink form as an intra-workout (meaning you drink it during your workout). Some benefits of BCAAs are improved muscle growth, increased endurance, greater fat burn, reduced fatigue, increased mental focus, improved recovery and reduced muscle soreness to name a few.