July 01, 2014
If I could put all my favourite gut healing and immune boosting ingredients into one amazing tasting lolly that I could feed my kids (and myself!), I would be a happy mumma.
Unfortunately putting chia seeds, kombucha, berries, gelatin, coconut oil, raw honey, spinach, liver, coconut water and sauerkraut all in the one recipe gives you a big ol' mess. 😉
And no, I didn't attempt it (well, not all of them anyway) but after 3 attempts I got a few ingredients in together that gives us a yummy tasting, gut health and immune boosting lolly that I can pop into my mouth as a quick snack or healthy 'booster' and my two toddlers enjoy them too!
The beauty of these gummy lollies is that they help with the health and repair of your gut lining because of the gelatin content (read more about why and how to increase your gut health here) and they also help balance your blood sugar levels as gelatin is pure protein. Along with the vitamin C and antioxidant hit from your oranges and strawberries AND the added benefit of antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral action of raw honey, you have a little winner on your hands.
What you will need to remember when making this recipe is that time is of the essence. Trust me on this one. I have made the mistakes so you don't have to....Have all ingredients ready to go and move like lightning during the assembling stage so you don't end up with a lumpy goopy mess.
1 cup of water
1/3 cup of pure grass fed gelatin, I use Great Lakes brand and you can buy that HERE
1/3 cup of RAW honey
1 cup of pureed strawberries (you could use any berries here or even a mix and if you use frozen, make sure you defrost a bit before pureeing)
1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice (I used 3 oranges to get this amount)
my preferred brand of gelatin
This is how you do it...
Puree your strawberries in a blender or processor.
Squeeze your oranges and add the 1 cup of juice to the puree in your blender/processor
Add your honey to the blender
Boil some water
Put 1/2 cup of cool water in a bowl and add your gelatin, stir very quickly with a spoon (not a whisk!) It will turn into a thick paste
Quickly add another 1/2 cup of the water you have just boiled and keep stirring until it is all combined and not lumpy.
Quickly add to your blender with the other ingredients and blend/whizz on a slow speed until all combined.
It will be quite goopy at this point so again, QUICKLY, pour into a glass or ceramic dish and sort of pat flat with your hands.
Put in the fridge to cool for 2-3 hours and then slice into nice lolly type pieces.
You could also pour into silicone moulds with cool shapes but I found this too time consuming and this mixture needs to be poured quickly as it starts to set even as you are trying to painstakingly pour into your moulds! But good luck with that! 😉
Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge and enjoy for up to 2 weeks.
Please let me know how you go if you give this a go and if you play around with the recipe!
Yours in Health,
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