I really love this recipe. I mean realllllly love it. We’ve been having gummies for about two years now and haven’t looked back. The kids absolutely love them, they’re so versatile in the flavours you can make and they are super easy to make a batch that you can have on hand for the week (if they last that long!) We always have a batch in the fridge for a yummy, gut nourishing treat.This recipe uses an incredible healing food – gelatin. Now I’m not talking about the weirdo stuff you get in the supermarket. I’m talking pastured raised, ethically sourced gelatin which surprisingly is fairly inexpensive, comes in a decent size to keep you going and is so easy to have on hand to whip up a really wide range of recipes.
Gelatin is a really easily assimilated food. It is full of readily absorbed nutrients and also 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!
Below the recipe I will show you where you can easily source some grass fed gelatin.
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 nuts on the flavours you use (I will give some ideas below) but unfortunately you cannot use pineapple juice! There is a scientific reason 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 rasperries 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 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 silicon shape moulds. If you have no moulds you can even 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!
You can find grass fed gelatin here, just click on the link;
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,