Friday, April 14, 2017

Citrus Gummies

gut loving citrus gummies - essential oils - www.mywholefoodfamily.com

While we love chocolate in this house we don't go crazy with it at Easter.

My boys each receive a Lindt dark chocolate Gold Bunny from the Easter Bunny (one of the lowest sugar options around and palm-oil free), and I usually make a chocolate dessert for our Easter lunch but that's usually pretty much it!

You can make nearly anything Easter-y with a little imagination, so I decided to dig out some silicone moulds and make some Easter themed gummies for the boys to snack on over the long weekend.

Aren't they cute??

I've shared before just how good for you homemade jellies are. This is a tweaked version using some of my favourite essential oils to boost the citrus flavour.

The boys went nuts for them (as they always do) without any idea they were having something so nutritious and good for their tummies!

If you don't have any silicone moulds, you can just pour the mixture into a glass dish and slice it into squares once it has set.

When it comes to removing them from the moulds or container, just press around the edges of the gummies lightly with your fingertips, pulling it away from the edges. They should then just pop out.

Citrus Gummies

1 cup orange juice
1 cup coconut water
2-4 tbs organic raw honey (I used 2)
3 tbs grass-fed gelatin (I use Great Lakes in the orange container)
6 drops doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil
2 drops doTERRA Wild Orange or Grapefruit Essential oil

Place all the liquid ingredients into a small pot. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and leave to bloom for a minute or so.

Turn the heat onto low and using a whisk, stir together until the honey and gelatin have dissolved.

Tip into a jug then pour into moulds.

Place in the fridge to set (only takes about 15 minutes).

Remove from the moulds and store in the fridge in an air-tight container.

You can read more about the essential oils I personally use and recommend here, and be sure to get in touch if you would like to try some for yourself!

Have you experimented with gelatin yet?

Do you have a favourite healthy jelly recipe?

Let me know below! x

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