Gummies are the perfect in-between-meals snack, but store-bought gummies are usually high in processed sugar without any nutritional value. Today, we’re making good-for-you sour gummies that have a whole host of benefits to help boost your health.
The Power of Apple Cider Vinegar
These gummies contain apple cider vinegar, which can be alkalizing for the body and can help regulate your body’s PH and control blood levels. ACV also aids in increasing stomach acid, which is crucial to proper digestion of food, extraction of nutrients, as well as supporting a good immune system.
To give the gummies their chewy texture, this recipes used grass-fed gelatin. This is great for joint health, repairing damaged gut lining, building stronger hair, and reducing wrinkles. To balance the acidity of the vinegar, we’re using raw honey for a touch of sweetness.
The Benefits of Turmeric and Ginger
The recipe also includes ground turmeric and freshly grated ginger, anti-inflammatory foods that help reduce inflammation in our bodies.
Ginger is also a good source of antioxidants and helps your body deal with oxidative stress. Turmeric is a major source of curcumin, which like ginger, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In particular, a regular dose of curcumin can alleviate the pain that arthritis-sufferers experience, by helping to reduce the inflammation of the joints.
As you can see, most of the gummy ingredients help reduce inflammation and support joint health. So, if you’re looking for an easy way to get a daily dose of joint support, you can make these gummies on a Sunday and enjoy them throughout the week 🙂
- You don’t need any special equipment to make these gummies. In fact you don’t even need any molds for them. Simply pour the mixture into a glass baking pan, let the liquid solidify, and then slice them into 3-inch squares. It’s really that simple.
- To store them, place the gummies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. These make for a great snack to curb cravings during the day or as a healthy treat.
- 1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 3 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 ½ cups water, divided
- 3 ½ tablespoons unflavored grass-fed gelatin powder
- Heat apple cider vinegar, grated ginger, honey, ground turmeric, and 1 cup of water in a skillet over medium heat, allowing the mixture to simmer for a few minutes.
- Remove the skillet from heat and strain to remove the grated ginger pieces.
- Place the remaining ½ cup of water in a small bowl and hydrate by slowly sprinkling in gelatin powder, mixing well.
- Add gelatin mixture to the hot apple cider vinegar mixture and whisk until all the gelatin is fully dissolved.
- Pour mixture into a 10” x 7” glass baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let the chill until solid (at least 4 hours or overnight).
- Once solid, cut into small 3-inch squares and serve or store in an airtight container for a week in the refrigerator.
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Can I use fresh ginger and Tumeric, and put it through a juicer?
Feel free to use fresh ginger and turmeric.
Let us know how it goes! =)
Quick question .. can I use powdered ginger instead and if so how much?
I think you could try it out. I’m not sure if the powder will dissolve as much as you’d like but it’s definitely worth trying. Since powder can really pack a lot of ginger, I’d start with maybe a teaspoon and see how it tastes. If you want more or less, then try that on the next round. Let us know how it goes. Healthy Regards, HB Team
Where can I find the grass fed gelatin?
Hi Shirley! Thrive Market is a great place to find grass-fed gelatin. https://hormonesbalance.com/allthingswelove/product/thrive-market/
– HB Team
if i wanted to omit the ACV would i need to add more water ?
Hi Mimi, we haven’t tried the recipe with that modification. So we wouldn’t be able to say whether or not that would work. Since ACV provides an acidity, using some acid like lemon might be best. If you try it, let us know! ~HB Support
Hi, I love the ingredients in these gummies. Curious if they’ll last a good while at room temp or need to be kept in the fridge.? Thanks for sharing
Won’t heating the apple cider vinegar kill.the mother in the vinegar?
Hi, it would start to diminish if it was fully heated to a boil. Since this recipe calls for medium heat and a slow simmer, it will keep these properties in tact. ~HB Support