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Strawberry Gummies | Sugar Free

It’s almost the end of winter here in Australia so I’m bringing out the summer vibes with some healthy strawberry gummies. This is in celebration of the fact that I have just reached the stage in my gut healing protocol where I’m allowed to consume low fructose fruits; hello raspberries and strawberries. Zero fruit for a number of months has been quite difficult but very much worth it in the long run to have a healed gut! If you want to read more about my gut health journey, check out this post.

Equipment Needed for this Recipe

You don’t need any special equipment to make these healthy strawberry gummies however if you would like to have cute little shapes you will need to use a mould of some sort.

I often use a silicone ice cube tray which works just fine to create small cube shapes. I also have two different love heart chocolate moulds I purchased from eBay for a couple of dollars. They work really well to make small heart shaped gummies (as pictured)

If you don’t have an ice cube mould or chocolate mould, never fear! Pour the gummy mixture into a glass tray or dish (just like jelly). Set in the fridge and use a knife to cut into squares or rectangles.

Servings – This batch filled, and I mean FILLED, a 12 portion silicone ice cube mould plus a ___ portion small love heart mould. You could use two ice cube moulds and half fill them to make 24 gummies in total. 

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Ingredients for Healthy Strawberry Gummies

Strawberries – I used frozen strawberries but fresh will do the job also. If using frozen, defrost the strawberries overnight or on the stove (microwave if you wish) before blending. 

Grass Fed Gelatin – I do not recommend buying gelatin from the supermarket as this will not have any gut health benefits, in fact, quite the opposite. You can find grass fed gelatin online quite easily, the one I’m using is “Further Food” brand which you can find on Amazon here.

Lemon Juice – Fresh is always best as the bottled version will almost always contain citric acid. Juicing your own lemons is easy so why not?

Sweetener – I used pure monk fruit extract from Naturally Sweet for this recipe as it is zero calorie, gluten free, keto friendly, sugar alcohol free and will not cause any digestive issues. It’s an incredible sweetener filled with mogrosides (antioxidant) which means it’s actually GOOD for you and gives an amazing sweet taste. You only need to use 1/8 to 1/4 tsp at any one time so the tub lasts 6-12 months easily making it a great investment. I also have a discount code for the Naturally Sweet website you can use on your order – BLONDE10

How to make Gummies

These strawberry gummies are seriously easy to make. A little similar to making jelly but without all the preservatives, colouring, sugar and crap.

  • Combine water and gelatin, set aside to ‘bloom’.
  • Combine strawberries, lemon juice and monk fruit in a high speed blender.
  • Pour the mixture into a saucepan and gently stir over a low heat.
  • Add gelatin to the saucepan and continue stirring until it dissolves.
  • Once the gelatin has dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool for ten minutes before pouring into the moulds.
  • Set in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

*For full ingredient list and instructions see the recipe card below

For another yummy gummy recipe, check out these chocolate raspberry gummies from Dasha @thepeckishgirl.

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Healthy Strawberry Gummies | Sugar Free

Ditch the lollies and try these sugar free, low calorie, preservative free, healthy strawberry gummies made with grass fed gelatin!
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword Desserts, Healthy Snacks, Low Sugar
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Setting time 3 hours
Servings 24

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine water with gelatin and set aside to 'bloom'. It will turn into a jelly like consistency.
  • Add strawberries, lemon juice and monk fruit to a high speed blender with any extra add ins like acai powder and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the strawberry mixture into a saucepan and gently stir over a low heat.
  • Add gelatin to the saucepan and continue stirring until it dissolves.
  • Once the gelatin has dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool for approximately 10 minutes before pouring into moulds.
  • Set in the frige for 3-4 hours, remove from the moulds and store in the fridge for one week or the freezer for a couple of months.

Notes

  • You can replace monk fruit sweetener with 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey.
  • Feel free to replace the lemon juice with lime juice for strawberry daquiri vibes!
  • You can substitute water for coconut water or kombucha.
  • Additional add ins you might want to add include:
    • probiotic capsules (just open the caps and pour the powder in to the blender)
    • liver capsules (an absolute powerhouse of nutrients)
    • Vitamin C or kakadu plum powder

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