We all get those cravings where we want something sweet but sometimes end up going overboard. I know that I personally have a really big sweet tooth and can’t control myself around candy. Lucky for us, I came across a webpage that has a healthy homemade gummy recipe! Instead of having processed and artificial fruit and veggies like some many of other tummies, these are all natural and packed with real vitamins and minerals. I mean they’re made out of fresh fruit juices! They also contain gelatin which is great for your hair, skin, and nails, can improve digestion, and is a good source of dietary collagen. There are so many different flavors and combinations to try which means you can kind of make it your own. Just like the juices at My Main Squeeze! Don’t these sound wonderful?!
- 1 1/2 cups of fruit and/or vegetable juice, fresh-pressed preferred
- 4 tablespoons plain gelatin
- 2-4 tablespoons raw honey, if juice is heavy on veggies add a little more
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract r other extract of choice
- Up to 1 tablespoon of extra-health ingredients (Vitamin C powder, Magnesium powder, protein powder..)
1.) Pour juice into small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and let sit for a few minutes until it starts to “bloom” (it will get wrinkly looking on the surface and all of the white powder from the gelatin will absorb into the liquid). When all the gelatin in absorbed, whisk to combine.
2.) Place the saucepan over medium heat on the stove. Let the liquid warm through, but never boil. You are looking for the liquid to go from thick batter to thin and runny. You want all of the gelatin to dissolve (you can test this by dipping your finger in the liquid and rubbing it against you thumb- if it’s smooth, you’re ready, if it’s grainy, keep it on the heat).
3.) Next, whisk in your honey, extract and any extra ingredients.
4.) Pour into candy molds or a loaf pan and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until set.
5.) Remove from molds. If you used the loaf pan, cut your gelatin into small squares.
6.) Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks
Wow, that seems do-able. I will definitely have to try this out when I get home. Check out the webpage for the juice combinations that have already been tried and then try and create your own. Let us know if you try to make these at home. If you do send in pictures, tweet at us, #mymainsqueeze on Instagram, or post on our Facebook page!