Homemade Boysenberry Gummies
This recipe takes the old-school gummie bears and turns them into a immune boosting healthy hit! Made from foods designed by mother nature to help us ward off and fight germs including lemons, oranges and boysenberries - which also give these gummies a wonderful colour. Honey provides a dash of extra sweetness, helps to ease sore throats and has anti-inflammatory properties of it's own. Finally the gelatine is the surprise ingredient here which not only hold everything together but there is now a lot of research to show it actively helps to reduce inflammation. For those that are vegetarian there are now also gelatine options for you too in most local supermarkets.
1 cup of frozen boysenberries (or other berries is fine too!)
Juice from 1 lemon
Juice from 1/2 an orange
2 tablespoons of honey
2 x 10g packets of gelatine
1. Place the boysenberries into a blender and squeeze in the lemon and orange juice. I find it helpful to slightly warm the berries for 30 seconds in the microwave first.
2. Place a sieve over a small saucepan and just strain off any large seeds.
3. Place saucepan on a medium heat, add in the honey and gelatine and stir gently until the liquid becomes smooth. Do try to avoid boiling the mixture. When ready just pour into some molds. You can actually use any shaped mold but we have heart ones at home so used them!
4. Leave in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes....put out and enjoy. You can keep these in the fridge in an air-tight container but these last all of ten minutes in our house hold!
xxx Dr Julie Bhosale