Fruit & Herbal Gummies
3/4 C Fresh Berries (frozen is ok too)
1/2 C Coconut Water
1 & 1/2 Tbs Gelatin or 1 tsp Agar
1 Tbs Maple Syrup or honey (not necessary if you have sweet berries)
If using berries:
Place your berries into a blender, remove and sieve to get the juice, reserving 1/2 C of the juice. Put the pulp aside (I freeze mine for smoothies or yoghurt)
If using herbs (ie lemon balm):
In a saucepan put 1 Cup of herbs and 2 cups of water (to make a tisane). Gently steep for 10 minutes, strain the liquid and keep 1/2 C of the tisane. I always add the maple syrup or honey to this blend.
In a stainless steel pot, place your juice/tisane, coconut water, gelatin and maple syrup (if required) and whisk over low heat until it begins to thicken. This should take approx 5-10 minutes. Do not boil - we want all the yummy goodness to remain intact and not be destroyed by the heat - so don't be in a rush.
When thickened, pour into your mould. Leave to cool and refrigerate for a few hours before removing from the mould or cutting them.
I have teddy bear moulds for the kids and I use a glass dish lined with baking paper for the adults, which I then cut into squares.
You can add any flavour to your gummies. Try some kombucha or lemon and honey for the winter months.