By: Jen Cox - AdvDip NAT + WHM. @keeperandkin
Ever managed to trick your kids into liking something that’s healthy? It feels sooo good. Parenting win town: population, you.
It’s time to step aside, usual bribes… the Tummy Gummies are here. They’re familiar enough to seem like candy (cheers for that, party bags full of lolly snakes) and natural enough that you can feel comfortable with their permanent status in your fridge. You can make them any shape you like so they’re pretty cute too.
They’re full of:
- gut strengthening gelatine
- probiotics for better immune health
- only naturally occurring sugar
There are loads of variations of these babies with as many flavours as you can poke a stick at. You can use juice as the liquid base or go for a milky type. I’ve tested a few out and my kids both agree that the good ol’ “banilla” flavour is where it’s at, though I think someone patient enough to double set a vanilla layer over a berry flavoured one would deserve some sort of crown.
Pro tip: Get your hands on a good quality gelatine powder like the I Quit Sugar one, or raid the health food shop for a top notch brand.
All you need is:
½ cup of almond mylk (or other type of milk/juice you fancy)
4 teaspoons of gelatine powder
4 teaspoons of maple syrup
½ teaspoon of cinnamon *optional
½ teaspoon of vanilla * optional
1 dose of PONO Coconut Plus Probiotics
To make, simply:
- Warm your juice or mylk, maple, vanilla and cinnamon (if using) in a pot on the stove top. Keep this on low, you don’t need to boil it.
- Grab a whisk and add the gelatine a teaspoon at a time, stirring to combine and allowing each to dissolve before you add the next.
- Turn of the heat and leave for a minute or so, swirling the pan a little to release some heat and tapping the base of the pan to remove bubbles.
- Add your probiotics last (they don’t like the heat, which is why we do this afterwards) then give a little swirl to combine.
- Now it’s time to add to your moulds and pop in the fridge overnight.
- That’s it! Remove from the mould the next day - use a butter knife to loosen a little if you need - and store in a jar in the fridge for up to a week or until all those bribes have been utilised. *do not leave in an obvious place at child eye level… they may disappear faster than expected.