Lemon gummy bears made with beef gelatin and kombucha? Is this a candy or a multivitamin? I jumped up and down the first time I made these for my boys. A treat I could give them that is not filled with inflammatory syrups, sugars and dyes!
Beef Gelatin – I add this supplement to everything! It gives these gummy bears the perfect consistency, you wont know you’re actually eating something very good for you. An incredible source of quality protein and amino acids. Wonderful for joint, skin, hair, nail, muscle and bone health! These are truly a gummy vitamin that packs a protein punch! And look how cute they are.
Kombucha – what cant it do? With live probiotics, it opens up those detoxification pathways, aids in digestion and supports overall immune health. Just be careful with this if you’ve got any kind of bacterial overgrowth, (SIBO, Candida etc.) or if you’re a breastfeeding Momma. Toxins love to exit our bodies any way they can, and breast milk is one of the ways your body will do it. You may want to sub out a quality, not from concentrate, pure juice instead – you’ll still be benefiting from the incredible building blocks from the Gelatin.
I found bear molds on amazon that have no plastic fillers, chemical coating, and are BPA Free! Find them here.
This recipe is so simple. Let’s dig in.
- 1 cup Kombucha of choice
- 4 tbsp beef gelatin
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional)
- In a saucepan on low heat, warm the juice, being careful to keep the temperature below 105 degrees as to not compromise the probiotics.
2. Sprinkle on the gelatin one tbsp at a time. Whisk in thoroughly. Keep whisking on low for a few minutes until entirely incorporated. If you’re including a sweetener, add it at this time and dissolve it completely.
- You may find that your mixture begins to gelatenize too quickly for you to work it into the molds. If thats the case, just keep the saucepan on the stove on the lowest setting while you divide it up among the molds.
3. Poor into molds and let set in the fridge for roughtly 4 hours before removing them. I store mine in a mason jar in the fridge. And they’ve never lasted more than a few days, but I’m sure they would keep just fine for a week or two!
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