Gut-friendly gummies for a sweet fix – minus the sugar, plus the protein!
An extended lockdown means we are continuing our kitchen creativity streak! This recipe for homemade sugar-free sour gummies is a great activity for kids with minimal ingredients and mess!
- Gelatin is a rich source of amino acids that help improve your gut integrity and digestion by improving your mucosal lining and enhancing stomach acid secretion. Low acid production can lead to uncomfortable issues such as reflux, bloating and gas. Gelatin also binds to water, promoting healthy, regular bowels and a ‘smooth’ transit! The amino acids found in gelatin assist in the production of collagen – the components in your skin and joints that make them strong, resilient and bouncy.
- Find fun moulds if you can however, if you don’t have these on hand try pouring the mix into a tray, setting and then slicing into cubes or shapes of your choice or pouring into silicone ice trays.
- Reduce the citric acid if you don’t want sour gummies.
- Feel free to play around with flavours. Try adding blended berries, kombucha or even coconut milk!
Homemade Sugar-Free Sour Gummies
- 7 grams Gelatine
- 1 Packet Sugar Free Jelly (we used JellyLite)
- 1/2 cup Boiling Water
- 1/2 tsp Citric Acid (optional)
- In a medium sized bowl, bloom Gelatine by mixing with 1-2 tsp of room temperature water and letting sit for 5 minutes
- Add jelly packet to bowl and 1/2 cup of boiling water
- Stir until completely dissolved
- Add citric acid and stir
- Pour into moulds or tray
- Set in fridge for roughly 2-4 hours
Keep these stored in the fridge for when you need a sweet, sour fix!