I’m always experimenting with jelly flavours and trying to cram as much nutrition into one small treat as possible. So these came about after my husband came down with man flu and I went on a mission to keep the rest of us from succumbing.
The ginger and turmeric root are powerful anti-inflammatory and warming immune supportive herbs. The coconut water is hydrating and the kombucha and kefir are supportive to a healthy gut microflora.
Camu powder is a concentrated, delicious whole food source of Vitamin C (460 x more than an orange), anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting fruit. My favourite, sustainable and organic Camu is available here.
Gelatin is made from the bone and connective tissue of animals that has been dried and turned into a powder. I have written about the benefits of gelatin in this post about bone broth.
The biggest benefit of eating gelatin, in my opinion, is that it is a gut healer, which means better nutrient absorption (so greater nourishment) all round. Also, if your gut is functioning well, then your nervous and immune systems are better supported.
I only use organic gelatin which you can shop for or find out more about here.
1 cup water
2cm piece ginger root, peeled and roughly sliced
1cm piece fresh turmeric root peeled and roughly sliced
1-4 tablespoon raw honey* or rice malt syrup (depending upon the level of sweetness you like)
1 cup coconut water, kombucha or water kefir
Juice two small or one large lemon
1 teaspoon Camu powder (optional)
2-3 tablespoons organic gelatin, this is my favourite here
*Note about honey – only raw, unheated and unprocessed honey has medicinal properties.
Don’t like ginger or want to use powdered?
Leave it out or use ½ teaspoon of the ground ginger powder.
No fresh turmeric?
Sub with ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Choose rice malt syrup as your sweetener.
Store in the fridge for a few days and can also be frozen. Pack from frozen into the lunchbox (the firmer gummies hold up well in an insulated bag against an ice brick).
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