Snack Attack: Homemade Fruit Gummies
Fruit gummies are a super easy and fun snack to make for the kids. The gelatin that is used to help these little gummies hold their form, actually has a ton of health benefits!
Why Use Gelatin?
Gelatin supports the immune system, digestive system, as well as, cognitive and metabolic functions. Gelatin contains amino acids glycine and proline, which help to promote healthy hair💁🏾 and nails, glowing skin, and strong muscles💪🏾. Glycine contains anti-inflammatory properties that help to speed the recovery of injuries and even improves sleep quality😴 Goodbye insomnia💤 Proline is needed in the production of collagen and cartilage. It keeps muscles and joints flexible.
Making Fruit Gummies is as Easy as 1-2-3 😉
You will need:
~ 1 cup of 100% organic fruit or vegetable juice
~ 2 tablespoon of plain gelatin
~ 1/4 cup of honey
1- In a small saucepan, add your juice and sprinkle the gelatin over the top Allow a few seconds for the powder to be absorbed in to the liquid. Then whisk to fully combine. I used organic apple grape juice for my heart and flower gummies, and then I added some fresh pressed kale juice to the insect gummies. I used Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin.
2-On the stovetop, heat the liquid slowly over a medium heat. Cook the liquid until it is no longer grainy and turn off the heat before the liquid begins to boil.
3-Whisk in the honey. Depending how sweet you would like your fruit gummies to be, you may add a little bit more honey.
Take your sweetened mixture and pour it into your silicone molds. You will need approximately 2-3 silicone mold sheets.
[click the image below to see the silicone mold that I got on Amazon]
*I found the heart and flower molds at IKEA
Place your gummies into the fridge to chill for approximately 2 hours, or until your gummies are firm.
Pop your treats out of the molds and store them in a sealed container in the fridge.
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