Gummies are a HUGE hit with my patients – HUGE, so I thought I’d share some new recipes. Today, it’s Strawberry!
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 this idea, you might want to try out some other flavours here:
- Sour Citrus Gummies (for those who love a sour worms – without the sugar).
- Coconut Lime Gummies (sweet & sour, without the edge)
- Chocolate Gummies (after dinner chocolate cravings sorted)
- Mango & Cream Gummies (Is there a better flavour combination?)
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE GUMMIES
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1/3 cup lemon juice (approx. 4 small lemons)
- 1/3 cup coconut water
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup (optional)
- 5 tbsp. gelatin (see NOTES)
- Place strawberries, lemon juice, coconut water and optional maple syrup in the blender, puree until smooth. Using a sieve, strain the mixture.
- Place strained mixture into a small saucepan, over low heat, stir to combine.
- Gently sprinkle gelatin mixture into pot, stirring continuously until it starts to thicken – this should take approximately 3-4 minutes.
- Remove from stove, transfer to moulds (only filling half of each mould) or a ceramic baking dish, refrigerate (2-3hrs) or freeze (10 mins) until set.
- If you use baking dish, cut Strawberry gummies into 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.
When creating your own gummies, know that you can use any freshly squeezed juice or liquid. For every 1.5 cups of liquid, consider 4 tbsp. of gelatin.
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.