It's that dreary and gray time of year here in Ohio. And while nature waits for spring to make it's appearance again, we are all looking for bits of sunshine here and there. For me, that means spending extra time with family and dear friends, cooking up yummy foods and scrolling social media looking at pretty pictures of summer. Haha, If I'm just being honest.
The winter time also tends to throw an extra dose of immune busting situations at most of us. From those left over holiday sweets to the virus that cousin brings to the family gathering, it seems we are bombarded left and right. And depending on current life situations and stress levels most of us succumb to a cold or flu at least once. Which means we all need a little extra help in the form of nutrient dense foods and those extra multivitamins.
These gummies are here to help! With an extra dose of vitamin C and beneficial bacteria in the form of kombucha, they are such an easy way to get some extra nutrients.
I love how mouth puckering tart they taste, but if you would rather have a sweeter gummy, feel free to sub out part of the lime for more kombucha or juice. ( Just make sure the juice is sugar free if you decide to go that route)
I also like to add a few tablespoons of elderberry syrup for color and immune boosting properties. Elderberry has been shown to reduce the duration of a cold by 2-3 days. Definitely reason to add it in for me! If you would like my recipe for elderberry syrup, comment below. I may put it in a future post or can send it to you.
So let's get to making them!
You will need
1 cup organic lime juice
1 cup spiced cranberry kombucha
1/4 tsp stevia powder or to taste ( I use less because my stevia powder is extremely concentrated)
1/2 tsp vitamin C crystals
6 tablespoons grass fed gelatin
2 tablespoons elderberry syrup, Optional
Silicone molds or a baking dish lined with wax paper
Get out a medium sized sauce pan. Pour the lime juice, kombucha, stevia, and vitamin C into the sauce pan and turn the burner on medium heat. While the liquid slowly warms, whisk in the gelatin until it is dissolved. Bring it to a nice warm temperature, but do not boil. It just needs to be warm enough for everything to be well mixed and melted. Take the pan off of the burner and stir in the elderberry syrup. Pour into molds or a 8 X 8 baking dish that has been lined with wax paper. Put the gummies into the freezer for 10 minutes then move to the refrigerator until they are completely set and pop out of the molds easily. If you used the baking dish, you can cut them into 3/4 inch squares. When the gummies are set, transfer them to a container with a lid and store in the fridge up to 2 weeks.
Comment below if you have any questions, want my elderberry syrup recipe or just want to say hello!
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