January 31st, 2020 | Posted By: Magdalena Wszelaki | Posted in Dips, Dollops & Snacks, Recipes

Sleepytime Cherry Gummies with Kudzu

Is a good night’s sleep a rarity for you? These sleep-promoting kudzu cherry gummies may help.

Is a good night’s sleep a rarity for you? These sleep-promoting kudzu cherry gummies may help.

Chewy, addictive gummies made with completely natural ingredients, these are super easy to make. Plus, the recipe can be doubled or tripled to stock up.

Keep these on hand and eat a couple of gummies per day to aid in restorative sleep.

What is Kudzu?

The kudzu root (also known as kuzu), a plant native to Southeast Asia, has long been used for its medicinal properties. High in complex starch, it is often used to promote digestion and heal ailments like nausea, bloating, and acid reflux.

The kudzu root naturally contains high levels of puerarin, the flavonoid which aids in stabilizing blood sugar, the reduction of high blood pressure, and releases muscle tension. All of these benefits can help lead to better quality of sleep.

Why We Add Tart Cherry Juice

Cherries boast antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. In particular, tart cherries are one of the few food sources of melatonin, a hormone that regulates our sleep cycles.

Adding tart cherry juice to this recipe doubles the potency of these sleepytime gummies.

Recipe Tips

I find that using a silicone mold gives me the best results when making gummies as it’s flexible and easy to manipulate. However, if you don’t have a silicone mold, you can simply pour the gelatin mixture into a slightly-greased glass baking dish. Once firm, slice the jelly into bite-sized squares.

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Sleepytime Cherry Gummies with Kudzu
 
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Equipment: Large pan, Silicone gummy mold
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 40 gummies
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups organic tart cherry juice
  • ½ cup unflavored grass-fed gelatin powder
  • 2 tablespoon kudzu powder
  • ¼ cup raw honey
How To Make
  1. Pour tart cherry juice into a large pan.
  2. Gradually mix in the grass-fed gelatin powder and let it hydrate.
  3. Turn on the heat to medium and whisk the mixture as it warms up, until gelatin has dissolved.
  4. Add the kudzu powder and honey until everything is completely dissolved.
  5. Pour mixture into the silicone mold. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours until firm and solid.
  6. Remove gummies from mold and keep refrigerated in an airtight container.
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Chewy, addictive gummies made with completely natural ingredients, these are super easy to make. Plus, the recipe can be doubled or tripled to stock up.

Resources

Wong, Ka H, et al. “Kudzu Root: Traditional Uses and Potential Medicinal Benefits in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 12 Apr. 2011.

18 Comments to Sleepytime Cherry Gummies with Kudzu

    • Hi Anita,
      Many health food stores, and apothecaries, carry Kudzu. If you are searching online, Mountain Rose Herbs may be a good resource to pursue.

      Healthy regards, HB Team

  1. Kudzu powder can be found in most health food stores, probably in the section for macrobiotic foods. If dissolved in cold water, then can be used to thicken (like arrowroot).
    Of course it can also be purchased on line.

    • Hi Kathy,
      It is hard to say, as we are all so different. It may be best to try eating these gummies an hour before bed and see how you feel. Then you can adjust as needed.

      Let us know how it works for you!
      Healthy regards, HB Team

    • Hi Vera,
      This recipe is intended to eat only a couple of gummies per day to aid in restorative sleep. Magdalena recommends trying to keep your sugar intake under 20 grams a day, and raw honey and cherries are healthier sweeteners than refined sugar.

      Healthy regards, HB Team

      • At what time of night do you eat these and how many? I do intermittent fasting and sugar also has to be stopped 2, ideally 3, hours before bed.

        • Also, could you get the same effect taking kudzu and melatonin capsules say for travel or ran out or time to make jello? And, how much of those would equal the jello squares?
          Thank you.

    • I also need to avoid sugar including honey and juice. Could these be make with stevia and simply water with a slight amount of juice to flavor.. I don’t care how they taste, only that they work.

    • Hi Mk, However, if you don’t have a silicone mold, you can pour the gelatin mixture into a slightly-greased glass baking dish then when it’s firm, you can slice the jelly into bite-sized squares. I hope this helps! ~ Jeanne HB Team

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