Optimal Health Gummies: A KiDs Can Cook Video!
We love gummies!! They’re a great way to get in gelatin (great for connective tissue repair, skin, hair, nails, gut healing…), kids love them, and they’re an easy vehicle to sneak in otherwise hard-to-take supplements. They also make a really fun project to make on a snow day (which we’ve had a LOT of this winter!)
Chef James and Sia did a little video demo for you. Enjoy! The full recipe is below.
Yield: 30 gummies
Blender (buy here)
Candy molds (buy here)
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, cherries or strawberries
2 tablespoons fresh or frozen cranberries
2 tablespoons meyer lemon juice (you can use regular lemons, if easier)
2 tablespoons filtered water
2 tablespoons raw honey
3 tablespoons unflavored grass-fed gelatin (the orange can)
Optimal health extras:
1 tablespoon Mixed Ascorbate Powder (or your favorite vitamin c complex)
1 teaspoon Echinacea (unflavored) (ideally from the Echinacea angustifolia and/or Echinacea purpurea plants. These are the highest quality and highest potency)
In a blender, place raspberries, cherries or strawberries. Add the cranberries, lemon juice, water and honey. Blend until smooth.
In a small pot over medium heat, place the fruit mix and the gelatin and whisk vigorously until the gelatin is fully dissolved. About 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat, add the optimal health extras. Whisk to incorporate.
Carefully pour the mixture into gummy molds (or a small glass or ceramic baking dish). Place in a refrigerator until completely set, about 20-30 minutes.
If you used a baking dish, you can cut into squares or triangles or use fun shaped cookie cutters.
Store gummies in an air-tight container for up to one week in the refrigerator. (If they last that long!)
BONUS: For Meyer Lemon gummies, use 1 cup Meyer lemon juice, omit the cranberries and follow the rest of the recipe as is.
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