Healthy Gummy Lollies

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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.

  Healthy Gummy Lollies  

Ingredients

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)

  great lakes

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! 😉

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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,

 

Alisha x


17 Responses

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

March 12, 2015

Hi, it’s to sweeten it a little so you could use any fruit juice you wanted in this recipe – grape juice is very nice also!

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

February 19, 2015

Hi Jody, thought I’d responded to this one sorry! Yes, just room temp water is fine :)

Yvette
Yvette

March 11, 2015

Whats the orange juice do for the recipe? My daughter cant have citrus so I nees to find an alternative.

Fiona
Fiona

January 25, 2015

Wow, these look great – so simple (that’s the best part!). Would it be worth putting probiotics in these? Or do you think the probiotics might be spoiled in the process? I will be giving these a try just as your recipe states, it will be my first time making anything with gelatin. Thanks Alisha x

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

January 27, 2015

Hi Fiona, the heat will probably ruin the properties of the good bacteria but you could always try adding right at the end when it’s cooler and see how you go? Good luck and let me know if you give these a go! :)

Jody
Jody

February 17, 2015

When u say cool water do u mean room temp? Thanks for the recipe I’m going to give it a go tonight

Gennie
Gennie

November 29, 2014

Can we use golden syrup or something else instead of honey? I’ve recently been diagnosed with fructose intolerance and can’t have honey. I’d really like to try this…and lots of the things on your blog which I’ve just found. :)

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

December 01, 2014

Hi Gennie, definitely! Try with golden syrup or any preferred sweetener. Let me know how you go!

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

July 02, 2014

Let me know how you go Cara x

Julia
Julia

July 07, 2014

Did you strain your fruit at all? I ended up with a layer of foam on the top and the fruit pulp at the bottom…still tastes fine but looks nothing like your photo! It’s super yummy though, handy for my quick fix sweet cravings!!

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

July 02, 2014

That sounds like a great smoothie Fred!

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

July 02, 2014

Anna, I think they will find they don’t want more than a few a day! I think that would be enough for their medicinal usage but if they have more, at least its a good thing to overdo!

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

July 02, 2014

Hi Kirri, I got mine from Organics on a Budget and I think it’s available in some healthfood shops. I can’t say for sure if I have seen in Flannerys but they might have it!

Anna
Anna

July 01, 2014

Hi,
Is there a maximum the little kiddies shd have or just keep giving them to them every time they ask?

Fred Phillips
Fred Phillips

July 02, 2014

Most of the ingredients you listed I include in my morning smoothie … awesome for gut and total body health!

Caroline Wallace
Caroline Wallace

July 01, 2014

They look great! I’ll have to give them a try x

kirri white
kirri white

July 01, 2014

I’m going to pin to try later as well. Can I ask where you get your gelatin from? Would I be able to get it from somewhere like Flannery’s?

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