Organic Berry & Pomegranate Gummies0
As a general rule eating straight from the garden or fresh food section of the fridge is a winning formula for great health, but sometimes it’s handy to be able to use ingredients stored in the pantry or freezer to whip up a snack that’s not only healthy but satiating too.
These healthy gummies are not only healing for the gut and beneficial for your skin but they’re super easy to make, especially if you have a thermomix. In just 10 minutes (plus an hour or two in the fridge) they can be popped out of the moulds and into your tummy!
- 4 tablespoons of Gelpro Gelatin or Changing Habits Gelatin
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 tablespoon Pomegranete Powder
- 2 tablespoons honey (manuka honey if possible)
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon ascorbic acid (vitamin C) – optional
- Add gelatin and water to thermomix bowl, mix speed 3, 1 minute.
- Then mix on speed 2, 50 degrees, 2 minutes.
- Add frozen berries, mix speed 2, 50 degrees, 5 mins.
- Add pomegranate powder, honey, lemon juice and ascorbic acid, mix speed 5, 30 seconds.
- Pour into moulds and place in the fridge to set (approximately 1-2 hours). See additional notes below for more info.
- This recipe is very forgiving. You can double all of the ingredients except the gelatin and the water and the recipe will still work, and will be somewhat tastier, but harder to get out of the moulds so not as “pretty”.
- If you’re making these gummies for your little ones you might prefer to use strawberries instead of mixed berries – they will have less “crunchy” bits. My son is 6 years old and loves both versions.
- Pomegranates are known to be cancer fighting and contain a vast array of antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, iron, polyphenols, ellagic acid, tannins and anthocyanins.
- Gelatin is a good source of protein and contains 18 amino acids including both glycine and proline. It’s also known for its skin, hair and nail promoting effects.
- Gelatin is not made from horses hooves but rather from the hides, bones and connective tissue of animals such as pigs and cows.
- The gelatin I’ve recommended above is certified organic which means the animals are not exposed to drugs, hormones, genetically modified foods, antibiotics, chemicals or factory farming methods (treated poorly). The gelatin is sourced from pigs who are fed a varied but all organic diet.
- If you’re looking for a gelatin sourced from cows you could try I Quit Sugar’s Gelatin or Vital Proteins however these aren’t certified organic.
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