Lemon-Cherry-Ginger Gelatin Gut Gummies

Lemon-Cherry-Ginger Gelatin Gut Gummies

IMG_2171This is a guest post by my intern Lisa Hansen, an RD-to-be! Note: this recipe uses my lemon-ginger soda from the Eat The Good Bugs eBook that you can get for free by subscribing to my newsletter.

Who would have thought that “nourishing” and “gummy bears” could be paired in the same sentence? Definitely not me, but I’m here to change that. To throw a twist on the traditional gummy bear, add some good gut bacteria, grass-fed gelatin and you get a guiltless mid-day pick me up when you’re craving those sugar bomb gummy worms from the store. You could almost say these gummies have super powers, especially when made in dinosaur molds.

If you’ve been around the Healthy Gut Healthy Life website then you know how beneficial bacteria can be essential in maintaining your good gut health. Most of these foods revolve around fermented foods with a saltier flavor, so this recipe adds a little sweetness to the mix.

If you’re not sold on these quite yet, all you need is 6 ingredients and 15 minutes once you’ve made the lemon ginger soda.

Lemon-Cherry-Ginger Gut Gummies

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup lemon ginger soda (you can get the recipe for that in the Eat The Good Bugs eBook here)
  • 1 cup frozen organic cherries
  • 2 tablespoon raw organic honey
  • ¼ cup grass-fed gelatin

Directions:

  1. Blend cherries and lemon juice on high until smooth. Pour into a saucepan.
  2. Add honey and gelatin and whisk together until it forms a thick paste. Heat on low for 5-10 minutes while continuing to whisk. Once thin, remove from heat. Let cool slightly before moving on to the next step.
  3. Add ginger soda, pour into molds or a glass baking pan and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  4. If in molds, simply pop out, if in a baking dish, cut into slices and enjoy!

Make sure to add the ginger soda when the mixture is removed from the heat in order to keep most of the good bacteria alive, as they are sensitive to high temperatures!

 

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