Five Minute Friday: Green Juice Gummy Bears

Welcome to Five Minute Friday! A new place for all the recipes that are short and sweet. In this case, emphasis on sweet.

I’m just going to come right out and say it. I love candy. If it’s chewy or gummy or sour, I want it. Unfortunately, a lot of that candy is loaded with refined sugars, weird additives and colorants, and sometimes soy too. I definitely don’t want any of those things.

I originally started making gummy bears with prune juice, as some “happy guts fuel” for my IBS, but they weren’t quite what I wanted. Enter: the green juice gummy bear.

These can be made with store-bought or homemade green juice, but the main things we want are: a good mix of fruits and vegetables, a nice hit of acidity from lemon or lime, and definitely no added sugar. For this version, I used the Suja “King of Greens” juice that I found at my local Whole Foods for $2.99. I’m still working on the proportions for my homemade green juice, so for now, store-bought is just fine.

For this recipe, you’ll need:
Gummy bear or other food-grade silicone mold
Food-grade pipette dropper (usually comes with the gummy bear molds)
Small saucepan
Small whisk

Ingredients:
3/4 cup no-sugar-added green juice of choice
1.5 tbsp grass-fed gelatin

Heat your green juice in a small saucepan over low heat. It needs to be warm, but not boiling.

While whisking constantly, slowly add the gelatin to the warmed juice, about half a teaspoon at a time, until fully dissolved.

Using your pipette dropper, fill your gummy bear molds with the juice mixture. If you find you are getting a lot of bubbles, you can use the empty pipette to “inhale” the bubbles.

Once your molds are full, refrigerate for at least two hours to set.

Carefully remove your gummy snacks from the molds. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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