Immune Boosting Vegetarian Gummie Bears

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Before I changed my diet to try and help my illness I was a bit of a sweetie addict – my favourites were fruit pastels, those big chewy strawberries, milk bottles and gummy bears! I remember not being able to make it through a day of lectures at uni without a packet of fruit pastels! I’ve not had sweets in forever, and I am on a very low sugar diet at the moment. So I thought why not try and make some that fit in with my diet but also still taste yummy and curb my sweetie cravings! These are gelatine free/vegetarian, gluten and dairy free. The main ingredient in these gummy bears is real fruit: I used pineapple and blueberries but you can use what ever takes your fancy. The sweetness comes from the fruit and honey, so no refined sugars or flavors. I used Agar Agar powder instead of gelatine to create these gummies that I got from Amazon. I got my mould from Amazon too – here.

These Immune Boosting Vegetarian Gummie Bears are great for lunch boxes, snacks on the go, or just to whip out of the fridge when you need something a little sweet. To give them added nutrient boost, I added in some Unbelievable Health Daily Defence powder to help with immune support!

The texture isn’t quite the same as the regular gummies you can buy but they are a great healthy alternative :)

GUMMIE BEARS

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Serving Size: Serves 2-4

GUMMIE BEARS

Ingredients

  • For The Pineapple Version
  • 1/4 cup pureed pineapple or pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choice -I like coconut as its super creamy)
  • 1 tbsp pure honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp agar agar powder
  • Pinch of turmeric for colouring
  • Squeeze of lime
  • 1 Bee Prepared Daily Defence capsule
  • For The Blueberry Version
  • 1/4 cup pureed blueberries
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp pure honey (or maple syrup)
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • 1 tsp agar agar powder
  • 1 Bee Prepared Daily Defence capsule
  • **You can use whatever fruit you like - strawberry would be nice, and you also try adding probiotic powder, protein powders, maca etc)

Instructions

  1. For The Pineapple Gummie Bears - Heat the coconut milk, pinch of turmeric, honey and agar agar in a small saucepan over medium heat, bring to a boil, whisking continually. When it starts to boil it should thicken very quickly - once it's thickened to a thin paste like consistency, take the mixture off the heat.
  2. Add your pureed pineapple or pineapple juice to your mix to bring the temperature of the mix down. Add contents of 1Bee Prepared Daily Defence capsule. Whisk until well combined. Have a little taste and add more honey/sweetner to your taste.
  3. Spoon/pipet the mixture into the moulds and place in the fridge to set for 15 minutes or so.
  4. Remove from moulds and store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.
  5. To make the Blueberry Gummie Bears use the same method but switch fruit to blueberry puree, and the milk to almond (or whatever milk you like really), do not add the turmeric and add a squeeze of lemon instead of lime.
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3 Comments

  1. Hayley-Eszti September 28, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    I’m all for a healthy alternative, these sound great for that!

  2. Jennifer September 30, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    These Gummie Bears look so cute!

  3. Emily October 4, 2016 / 7:33 am

    thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe!! i’m really trying to cut down on the sugar, but the cravings… now i’ll be able to make these and snack knowing that they’re much healthier 😀

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