Full of vitamin C and probiotic goodness, these little paleo homemade Grapefruit Gummies are a healthy choice for snack time!
Warm weather lovers.
Whenever spring is around the corner my kids CAN’T WAIT. Seriously. Just about every other day all winter long at least one of my kids ask me if it’s still winter, or when it will be spring.
Not that it’s not nice enough to be outside anyway, since we live in the sunny-99%-of-the-time south. Maybe they miss the mosquitoes… Just kidding. I know what they really want is all the summer-time snacks. But they’re also satisfied with fruit snacks.
Easy, paleo snacks.
Besides grapefruit gummies, here are a few other favorited snacks around her…
- 4-Ingredient Paleo Poopsicles
- Kid-Friendly Fruit Kabobs
- Homemade Yogurt in the Instant Pot
- Ginger Honey Jello
- Apple Pie Popsicles
- Kombucha Lemon Gummies
- Raw Peanut Butter Coconut Bites
These paleo Grapefruit Gummies are their latest favorite fruit snack rendition. And since they love them year-round (even during flu and cold season), I’ve fortified these gummies with water kefir for probiotic strength, honey for added minerals (niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin C & B6, calcium, and iron, to name just a few), and magnesium powder, since it’s one of the 6 macro-minerals that our bodies need (and most Americans are deficient in it).
And all that goodness is on top of the vitamin C found naturally in the grapefruit!
A pretty stellar snack, if you ask me… or my kids.
I chilled them in my new favorite toy: these cute little silicone candy molds. But of course you don’t have to use molds, these will just as easily set up in any baking dish, and can be cut with a knife afterward.
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Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 c. water kefir (learn how to make your own here)
- 1/4 c. grass fed gelatin (I use Perfect Supplement’s)
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1 c. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (about 1 grapefruit)
- 1/4 t. magnesium powder
- 1/2 t. lemon extract or juice (optional)
- pinch sea salt
In small saucepan sprinkle gelatin over water kefir (or slowly stir in). Allow to bloom for a few minutes. Turn the heat to low and dissolve the gelatin. When gelatin is dissolved stir in the honey.
In blender, juice a grapefruit.
Add gelatin mixture to the grapefruit juice, along with remaining ingredients.
Pulse to combine, then pour into candy molds or two 8×8 inch baking dishes.
Refrigerate until set (about 3-4 hours).
If using baking dishes, cut the gummies into little squares.
Store covered in the refrigerator.
These look great, Raia! Love the pic of the smiley girl. <3
😉 Thanks, Jeanine!
These sound great! Love the flavor and those star molds are super cute!
Thanks, Emily! 🙂
These look SO fun! Wonder if the recipe would work with fruit pectin, instead??
Thanks, Jules! I’ve never used fruit pectin in anything, so I don’t really know if it would work as a substitute. It’s worth a try, though! If it doesn’t work out, I’m sure you could make the experiment into a yummy smoothie. 😉
I LOVE this recipe! So excited to see only clean ingredients. Thanks! 🙂
Thank you so much, Chandice! I like to keep my recipes as clean as possible, especially when they’re for my kiddos. 😉
What a great idea to use water kefir for these!
Thanks, Sylvie! I find it’s a great way to get it in my kids who wouldn’t otherwise drink it. 😉
What a fun way to get a little extra vitamin c! My kids will love these.
Exactly. Gotta sneak those vitamins in however we can! 😉
I really want to try this. Thanks for the recipe!
Sure thing, Lara! I hope you get a chance to enjoy them!
Your kiddos are seriously just the CUTEST! And I am so in love with these gummies. I cannot wait to try them at home. They are the perfect snack!
Aw, thanks Lauren. 🙂 Sometimes it’s a realllly good thing they’re so cute. 😉 I hope you enjoy the gummies!
I can see why your kiddos love them so much – they look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at Faith Filled Parenting! We hope you’ll join us again Monday!
Thank you, Holly! I’m glad to share. Thank you so much for stopping by. 🙂
These look so adorable, and I’m so impressed by how many healthful things are in one little treat! Definitely want to give these a go! 🙂
Aw, thanks, Monique! 🙂 I love trying to get as many healthy things in as possible. 😉 I hope you enjoy them if you have a chance to try them!
I have that same mold. Love it! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us at Faith Filled Parenting.
Glad to share, Christia! It’s a pretty cute mold… 😉
What a great recipe for gummies – healthy & sounds so tasty. Thanks for Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
Thank you for pinning and tweeting, Marla! It is a wonderfully easy and healthy recipe. 🙂
I just spent a week making natural cold and flu remedies for my family so I can’t wait to make these sweet and swell fortified fruity gummies. (My hubby won’t know that it is good for him!) Thank you for sharing these grapefruit gummies at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I’m Pinning and sharing this!
Haha! I hope your hubby enjoys them, Deborah! 🙂 Thank you for pinning and sharing!
What a lovely, healthy treat! Your Homemade Grapefruit Gummies look delicious. Love the cute photos of your daughter enjoying them too 🙂 Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop, Raia. Sharing! Hope to see you again this week!
Thank you, April! 🙂 They definitely are a favorite of my kiddos. I enjoy being a part of your blog hop – thank you for hosting!
Loving these – so much I’m featuring them this week on Inspire Me Monday! And the pic of your daughter is just adorable! 🙂
Thank you so much, CJ! 🙂
These look great! My son would love them! He likes any and all kinds of gummies. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!
Glad to share, Lela! They’re definitely a favorite here. 😉
I’m seriously in love with these – Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday!
Aw, thanks, Mollie! 🙂 Glad to share!
Great video of your precious little girl! Your Gummies look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
Thanks, Helen! 🙂 Always glad to share at your party. 🙂
These look great! My kids will absolutely love these!! I love the candy molds & will have to check into them. Thank you so much for sharing this at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up. Pinned, Yummed, & Stumbled 🙂
Thank you, Angela! Glad to share! 🙂
Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of features on this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thank you for sharing your valuable information and being part of Real Food Fridays mission!
Thank you so much, Marla! 🙂
Hi. Love your recipes. Can’t wait to try! Is there anything to substitute for honey? My daughter is not yet one and our pediatrician marks honey as the only thing she can’t have before her first birthday because of botulism. It’s in your gelatin grapefruit gummies and the coconut chocolate bars. Thank you!
You can sub out maple syrup for the honey, though it will taste a little differently. 🙂 Honestly, if you’re making them for a baby, just leave the sweetener out. 🙂
Can’t wait to try the recipes.
I hope you enjoy them, Rosalind. 🙂
What a great recipe! I love the addition of water kefir and magnesium:)
Thank you, Susie!
Raia, these look delicious and I love how easy they seem! My children are gonna thank you! I do like your silicone molds. I got silicone ice cube trays as a Christmas gift and love them!
Thanks, Dina-Marie! I hope your kids enjoy them as much as mine do. 😉 Aren’t the silicone molds great? I was kinda nervous to try them out, but I really do love them! They’re great for healthy treats. 🙂
Those are so cute and I love the color. Grapefruit is one of my favorite flavors too!
Thanks, Linda! My family loves citrus flavors, and I love the nutrients they provide!
We have tons of grapefruit too! this is perfect
I hope you get a chance to enjoy them!
Love healthy gummies and these sound fantastic! Such a great idea to add kefir for extra nutrients too.
Thanks, Jean! My kids are in love with homemade gummies, so I try and sneak in as many nutrients as possible. 😉
I am staying away from probiotics…can I use vit c powder instead of kefir water?
No, you can’t. You need to replace the water kefir with another liquid ingredient like water, coconut milk, or more juice. 🙂
These are such a great snack idea! Something everyone will love.
Thanks, Tisha! My whole family sure loves them. 🙂
These are so great! The perfect healthy treat. Thank you for the recipe!
You’re so welcome!
These wouldn’t last long around me! I love fruit gummies but I love that these are all-natural and so much healthier than the store-bought kind. Definitely, need to try!
Haha! Yeah, they don’t last too long here, either. 😉
These grapefruit gummies are brilliant! Surprisingly easy to make too! Thanks so much for this healthy treat!
You’re so welcome! I’m glad you enjoy them!
Hoping you can help. I am a Nurse Practitioner who just started her own business, I have a specialty in wound care and diabetic foot care. I want to make a healthy candy to drop off as part of an advertisement. I am thinking cute little bags with my business card attached. I want to make a signature candy just for my business so when people see me they get excited. So want something unique. I am thinking healthy vitamin packed hard candy something that can hold up in a bag for awhile on someones desk. I am also thinking of something low sugar with added or high vitamin C, as it protects cells and helps with healing. Grapefruit can interferre with some medicines so thinking using fresh strained rasberry syrup? Could I ask for some divine advise?