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Homemade Lemon Pomegranate Gummies feel like a treat, but there is actually gut-healing power in these beautiful chews!
With so many Valentine’s Day candies and chocolates out there (and for any holiday, let’s be honest) there are very few good options. By good I don’t mean tasty, I mean not-so-bad for you.
I had gelatin in my pantry and was really craving a semi-sweet treat after feeling like all I saw on tv and in stores was holiday candy. So, these gummies were created and to be real, I’ve been eating a few a day and I cannot help myself!
Yes, there is gelatin in store-bought Jello-O products, and no, those ones aren’t good for you! Gelatin from industrialized products are not from well-raised sources and are filled with unnecessary chemicals like high fructose corn syrup, food dyes, and more unnatural crap.
Gelatin is a gut-healing substance, so my IBD friends, buy up!
I buy this brand of gelatin, and it’s important to get the right canister. They also sell collagen, which is great for you, but won’t gel for gummies or any recipe you want it to thicken. (I buy my collagen peptides in a 3-month supply container, which dissolves beautifully, from Further Food. Use “GIRLINHEALING” as a discount code on all of their products!)
Once you have the right kind of gelatin, you get to pick your flavors! Make sure to choose 100% pure juice; organic is best. I used real maple syrup to sweeten but honey would also work.
The process is pretty simple. Basically, put all of the ingredients in the saucepan over a heated stove, and once warm add the gelatin until it dissolves. Next you pour the mix into your molds or a pan, which you can cut into squares once it has gelled up in the refrigerator.
I used this super cute heart-shaped silicone mold that I got on Amazon. It was cheap and free from chemicals and the gummies popped right out after they were refrigerated!
These have been such a nice treat for myself, but definitely for real-food kids as well. Pack ’em in lunch boxes to surprise your children or have for Valentine’s Day dessert!
Lemon Pomegranate Gummies (AIP, Paleo)
Makes about 24 gummies
- Set a small pot or saucepan on medium heat. Once hot, add all of the ingredients except the gelatin. Whisk to combine.
- Slowly add the gelatin while whisking. Continue until it has all dissolved.
- Fill your molds or pour into a baking dish.
- Place in the refrigerator until firm. (It takes about 30 minutes for the molds). If using a baking dish cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator.
Have you made anything with gelatin before? I would love some new ideas!
Happy Valentine’s Day <3