Optimal Health Gummies: A KiDs Can Cook Video!

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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)

Optimal Health Gummies | eatnakednow.com



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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  1. Juliana

    January 12, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    So adorable!
    Just made gummies for the first time last week with herbal tea and stevia so as to avoid any sugar.
    Also did a batch with coconut milk for the fat and also for the yum factor. Love the idea of lemon gummies. Will try that next time!

    • Margaret Floyd

      July 10, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Those all sound delicious Juliana! James likes using a little stevia in his gummies as well. We all prefer them not too sweet and stevia gives just the right punch to the flavor!

  2. Sheena

    January 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Loving the Kids Can Cook series. They’re so fun to watch! My kids are going through a don’t-want-to-eat-anthing-but-bread phase but I think they would eat these.

    • Margaret Floyd

      July 10, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      So glad you’re enjoying them Sheena! Chef James and Sia will be making a lot more of these!

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