These yummy orange gummies are packed with immune boosting vitamin c and gut healing gelatin. They are also a great way to get your kids taking their nutritional supplements without any fuss. They might even help you make them!
My orange gummies contain;
- freshly squeezed orange juice, a great source of vitamin C;
- a small amount of raw honey for its antimicrobial and antibacterial action;
- collagen to support gut healing;
- you can add supplements such as vitamin C powder or magnesium powder; and
- yhey are super easy to make.
To make any gut healing gummies mix the gelatin powder into water to ‘bloom’. This is where the gelatin soaks up all the liquid and becomes rubbery. There is usually instructions on the packet. When using gelatin, you want to use a good quality product. The gelatin you find in the supermarket baking section just won’t do. I like Nutra Organics Gelatin Powder made from organic and grass fed cows.
3 tablespoons of gelatin
1/4 cup water
1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice (you’ll need 3-4 oranges)
1 teaspoon of raw or manuka honey (optional)
1-2 doses of your prescribed vitamin powder, I used Basica in this batch
Moulds or baking dish for setting
Mix the gelatin and water together in a small bowl. Allow it to bloom for 5 minutes until it becomes rubbery.
In a small saucepan over low heat, pour in the orange juice, honey and gelatin.
Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring to ensure the ingredients dissolved.
Remove from the heat and add the powdered supplement, if using. Stir well until combined.
Pour into your chosen moulds before placing in the fridge. Allow to set before removing from the moulds. Store in a glass jar or container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
If you don’t have a mould use a small baking dish or shallow bowl and once set cut the gummies into squares. Ice trays work too, but ensure they are flexible like the ikea silicon ice moulds or getting the gummie out is tricky.
Honey and other sweeteners are not advised for children under 18 months.