Gummies are a HUGE hit with my patients – HUGE, so I thought I’d share some new recipes.
If you’re new to this concept, you can read all about the Health Benefits of Gelatin – the main ingredient in my gummies here. If you like the idea, you might want to try out some other flavours here:
- Sour Citrus Gummies (for those who love a sour worms – without the sugar).
- Mango & Cream Gummies (is there a better flavour combination?)
- Chocolate Gummies (perfect for after dinner cravings)
COCONUT LIME GUMMIES
Makes approximately 30 coconut lime gummies (2cm x 2cm).
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1 tsp. vanilla (optional – may alter colour slightly)
- 5 tbsp. Grass fed Gelatin (see NOTES)
Combine gelatin, coconut milk and lime juice in a small bowl; stir slowly to combine. Once combined set aside for 5 minutes to allow gelatin to ‘set’ AKA become ‘gel like’.
Once the consistency has changed to resemble a thick paste, scrape mixture into a saucepan over low heat for approximately 1-2 minutes in order to liquefy. This will ensure the gelatin has dissolved and the gummies will set evenly.
As soon as the gel has liquefied, poor gelatin juice mixture into baking moulds or a flat ceramic baking dish before popping it in the fridge to set. This should take approximately 2 hours.
Once gelatin has set, remove gummies from moulds OR if you have used a baking dish, cut gummies into small bite sized pieces before serving.
Because these are rich in amino acids, limit your consumption to 3 per day, gradually building up your tolerance IF required by your health practitioner.
As these gummies have a very similar consistency to “jelly” without the additives, preservatives and what not, warm temperatures will cause them to melt. Keep refrigerated for best consistency.
If you don’t know where to source gelatin, one of the brands I recommend is 100% Australian owned company Nutra Organics. Their Natural Gelatin is sourced from 100% Australian pasture raised cattle (only one in Australia at the moment). They also have a starter pack (250g for $11.90) so you can experiment without having to make a large investment.