Nourishing and full of probiotics, these paleo and refined-sugar free kombucha lemon gummies are the perfect healthy treat!
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 smoothies or brownies, or avocados in their chocolate frosties.
And kombucha in gummies. If your kids aren’t all into drinking kombucha, but you’d still like them to get the health benefits from it, these kombucha lemon gummies are perfect!
Kombucha is packed with antioxidants and nutrients. It’s rich in iron, B vitamins, vitamin C, and DSL (a powerful antioxidant), and it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial! Kombucha also aids in detoxification, helps leaky gut, and has been shown to kill candida.
Kombucha lemon 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!
Ginger helps to lower the risk of infections and also helps break down toxins buildup in your organs. Honey is packed full of vitamins, minerals, and friendly bacteria. It’s also anti-fungal and probiotic. And of course, lemons are packed with vitamin C!
What’s your favorite way to sneak nutrition in where your kiddos least expect it?
More healthy options.
Looking for more kid-friendly gummies that are still packed with nourishing ingredients? Here are a few more of my kids favorite homemade fruit snacks and gummies. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as my as my family does!
- Apple Cider Fruit Snacks
- Cranberry Kefir Fruit Snacks
- Grapefruit Gummies
- Honey Orange Fruit Snacks
- Easy Strawberry Fruit Snacks
- Pumpkin Pie Gummies
- 3-Ingredient Coconut Orange Gummies
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Kombucha Lemon Gummies
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 1/2 cups plain kombucha
- 2 lemons
- 1 inch chunk of fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest (from aforementioned lemons)
- 10 drops trace minerals (optional)
- 1/4 cup grass fed gelatin (I like to use Perfect Supplements)
- 6 tablespoons local honey
- 1/2 teaspoon 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.
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.
This looks so awesome! I’m always looking for fun things to do with those scobys, and this looks so wonderful!! I love how it’s so kid-friendly, but so incredibly healthy. Thanks for sharing! <3
Glad to share! I hope you and your family enjoy them! 🙂
I haven’t tried anything similar to this, but these lemon gummies seem so toothsome!
They’re pretty fun, and tasty! I hope you get a chance to enjoy them!
Thanks for these great lemon gummies Raia! I love making kombucha gummies, but I haven’t found my favorite flavor yet. I think these might take the cake! Thank you so much for sharing!
Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know. 🙂
I have grass fed collagen powder. Is this the same as gelatin? Can I make gummies with the collagen powder? I’m confused.
It’s not the same, Martha, sorry! Collagen doesn’t gel like gelatin does, so it doesn’t work for gummies. :/
Is the honey for sweetener only or is it needed for the recipe? Thank you! 🙂
It’s only for sweetener. 🙂 You can leave it out, if you like.
Hello, I tried this and my pan is still mostly liquid. The gelatin is mostly formed at the sides. Any idea what to do/what I did wrong?
Hmm… My first guess was the the gelatin didn’t dissolve all the way when you heated it after letting it bloom. If it doesn’t ever set up, you can try reheating it to make sure the gelatin is fully dissolved. Hopefully that will work!