Nourishing and full of probiotics, these paleo and refined-sugar free Kombucha Lemon Gummies are the perfect healthy treat!
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All the summer snacks.
It might not be summer yet, but it’s definitely hot enough outside to warrant all the summery treats. And in my family, homemade Kombucha Lemon Gummies fit the bill!
My kids have been loving kombucha for ages now, ever since I started making it at home. Which, by the way, saves a ton of money, if you’re a kombucha-lover. But my kombucha monster, as I lovingly call my scoby, produces way more than my family can drink. So I took to adding it in to all sorts of things.
Not only does ‘booch go great in fruit smoothies, it replaces apple cider vinegar in just about anything, and makes delicious pancakes, too. Then there’s these little beauties. What better way to give your kids a treat that’s good for them than to make it with homemade kombucha?
One of my favorite jobs as mom is to sneak nutrition into my kiddos when they’re not looking. Like hidden veggies in their homemade mac ‘n cheese or scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes in their chocolate pudding or brownies, or avocados in their paleo chocolate frosties. And kombucha in gummies.
On top of all the health benefits of komucha, I added in a little extra goodness in the form of fresh ginger, lemons, local honey, grass-fed gelatin, and trace minerals. The kids never know what hit them. Haha!
What’s your favorite way to sneak nutrition in where your kiddos least expect it?
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Kombucha Lemon Gummies
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 1/2 c. plain kombucha
- 2 lemons
- 1 inch chunk of fresh ginger
- 1 T. lemon zest (from aforementioned lemons)
- 10 drops trace minerals (optional)
- 1/4 c. grass fed gelatin (I like to use Perfect Supplements)
- 6 T. local honey
- 1/2 t. lemon extract (optional)
Place the kombucha in a saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Let it bloom for a few minutes, then turn the heat to medium-low. Stir in the gelatin while the kombucha gently heats. (You DON’T want it to be hot, just warm. Too much heat will destroy the probiotics in the kombucha, but you need a little heat to dissolve the gelatin.)
With a fine grater (I use this one) grate the ginger and zest the lemons. After you’ve zested the lemons, peel them.
When gelatin is dissolved, remove the pan from the heat and pour mixture and remaining ingredients (except ginger and zest) into a blender (I use this one). Pulse to puree. Stir in ginger and zest. Pour mixture into a 9×9 inch pan and refrigerate until firm to the touch (a few hours).
Slice with a sharp knife, and store in the fridge.
Note: You should have little chunks of ginger and lemon zest in the finished product. If you want your gummies smooth, add the ginger and zest to the blender before you puree.
Here are a few more of my kids favorite homemade fruit snacks and gummies, if you’re lookin’ for more…