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Healthy Gummy Bears
Love this recipe from our fitness expert:
In my never-ending pursuit to introduce fun, healthy things to my little…I bought gummy molds, grass-fed beef gelatin, and fresh pressed juice and went to town. It’s been a gummy factory in this house ever since. I’ve even turned the liquid probiotic into gummies and let me tell you I SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT EARLIER. It’s so much easier to give to a toddler than liquid!!
Notes for Healthy Gummy Bears
- Look for “cold pressed” and make sure none of the juice is from concentrate – if you have a juicer, here’s your chance to use it! If making probiotic gummies, substitute the juice with the liquid probiotic.
- You can also play around with natural sweeteners such as monk fruit or stevia!
- You can find gummy molds here
- You can find quality Grass-fed gelatin here
- Pour liquid/juice into a small pan or pot. Take the gelatin and “dust” it evenly over the liquid. Let it sit until the gelatin has absorbed into the liquid (it will look wrinkly and that’s OK) – mix together well once the gelatin has absorbed.
- Next, place the pan/pot over medium heat on the stove to warm the liquid. When it starts to boil, pull it off and stir well until runny.
- If you want extra sweetness, add 1/4 tsp vanilla extract and honey to taste and stir again.
- Use a dropper to transfer liquid into molds and refrigerate until set (about 1 hour for small molds, longer for larger molds).
- Once set, remove from molds.
- Store in refrigerator. They are fine un-refrigerated if you’re out for the day, but they keep best stored at a cool temperature.