This is one of my all time favourite recipes to make at Glow HQ (aka my house). The kids absolutely love them! They’re so versatile in the flavours you can use and this recipe means it’s super easy to have on hand for the week (if they last that long!) We always have a batch in the fridge ready for a yummy, gut nourishing treat.
This recipe uses an incredible healing food – gelatin. Now I’m not talking about the stuff you get in the supermarket. I’m talking pastured raised, ethically sourced gelatin which surprisingly is inexpensive, comes in a big size to keep you going and is so easy to have on hand to whip up a really wide range of recipes.
Gelatin is an easily assimilated food full of readily absorbed nutrients that helps to coat and seal (or ‘heal & seal’) our stomach. The more our tummies are sealed, the more nutrients we are able to absorb from all the other foods we eat – it’s a win win. Of course the kids will love them too so let’s take the battle out of nourishing our little ones!
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t know where to source quality, Australian, Pasture Raised Gelatin – you can find it easily from Nutraorganics here. Look for 500g Natural Gelatin – simples!
This recipe is gluten free, grain free, nut free, dairy free, egg free and refined sugar free. It is suitable for GAPS & Paleo protocols. Makes approximately 30 Gut Healing Gummies.
In a small pan pour in the juice. If you are able to get a fresh pressed juice that is great, otherwise a quality, organic bottled juice is fine also. You can go wild on the flavours you use (I will give some ideas below) but unfortunately you cannot use pineapple juice! It’s chemistry as to why pineapple juice won’t set with gelatin so it’s a no-go!
Depending on the sweetness of the juice already add honey if desired. I often don’t add any honey unless my juice is tart like with lemon or raspberries for example.
Sprinkle gelatin over the juice. Do this gently one tablespoon at a time. You will see it absorb into the juice, then sprinkle the next tablespoon. This action by the gelatin absorbing the liquid is known as ‘blooming’.
Let sit for 3 minutes. You will see the mixture thicken.
Over a low heat gently stir the ingredients with a whisk until it has become runny and is hot. This will take about 5 minutes. Do not boil the mixture! It will give you a very rubbery, tough texture.
**If using probiotic powder, allow the mixture to cool in the pan till room temperature. Sprinkle over your probiotic powder and whisk in well. If you are using probiotic capsules simply break open the capsule, pour out the powder into the mixture and discard the capsule shell. Please note this step is optional – these gummies are still great without the probiotics.
Pour the mixture into your gummy moulds. You can find these at supermarkets and homewares stores. You can use chocolate moulds or the silicone shape moulds. If you have no moulds you can pour the whole mixture into a square ceramic baking dish an cut into cubes with a knife later.
Allow the mixture to rest in the moulds for 5 minutes before placing the fridge. This will allow the mixture to settle, lose any froth it might have thrown, give it a nice shiny appearance and also a better texture to eat.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then pop them out of their moulds and store in an airtight container for in the fridge for up to 1 week. Boom!
For flavors try orange, strawberry & apple, watermelon, sour grape (grape juice + lemon juice), apple ginger, green smoothie (pictured in my photos here!) turmeric and orange, apple blackcurrant, go wild!
I hope you find this recipe really helpful, send me your gut healing pics it makes me so happy to see the recipes in your kitchens!
Lots of love & glow for life,