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Yummy Scrummy in my Tummy Gummies - Fruit Sweets

Yummy in my Tummy Gummies Baby Led Feeding

I have been reading labels like a crazy Momma for the past year and it is really shocking the amount of sugar contained in the normal store bought jellies. Even the ones that advertise themselves as a healthier, natural option are still packed with corn syrup, sugar and glucose – 17g of sugar in one bag, that is more than a child’s recommended amount of sugar for an entire day! (3 teaspoons or 12g is recommended by the WHO) – So, all week I have been mixing and experimenting on creating the healthiest jelly I could possibly make.

These little treats are made using only fresh fruit, some vanilla, lemon and gelatine (my new obsession). I use grass fed gelatin which I buy on Amazon. Its a large tub and will last you ages.

Yummy in my Tummy Gummies Baby Led Feeding

I made quite a few flavours of these jellies over the past week. Combinations of beetroot and berries, carrot and orange and I will post a few more recipe soon. These two however, have been the best yet! I wanted them to be completely added sugar free, so not even a smidgen of maple syrup was allowed. The mango was definitely our favourite as they are naturally really sweet and delicious. Even after I made them though something was lacking and they just didn’t have that zingy taste of the jellies I love. So, back to researching labels and once I added some citric acid (lemon juice) they were amazing!

Yummy in my Tummy Gummies Baby Led Feeding

These little gummies are not as chewy as the regular kind so they are perfect for toddlers as a treat. Besides all the great benefits of gelatin they are also loaded in vitamin C which helps ward of colds and are also a great source of dietary fibre. Mangos are a rich source of vitamin A while blackberries are high in antioxidants.

If you are vegetarian and want an alternative you can use Agar which comes from seaweed. It is found in most health foods stores. I have added instructions for cooking with Agar below :)))

Happy gumming!

Aileen and Oscar xoxo

Note: These gummy bears should not replace eating fresh fruit and veggies 🙂

Yummy in my Tummy Gummies Baby Led Feeding

Yummy Scrummy in my Tummy Gummies - Fruit Sweets

Prep time

5 minutes

Cook time

5 minutes

Servings

100 Gummies

BLW Friendly Vegetarian Quick

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Ingredients

Mango Gummies
1 Medium Ripe Read to eat Mango
1/4 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 Teaspoons Sugar Free Vanilla Essence
3 Tablespoons Grass Fed Gelatin

Blackberry Gummies
250g Blackberries
1/4 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 Teaspoons Sugar Free Vanilla Essence
3 Tablespoons Grass Fed Gelatin

Vegetarian Gummies
3 Tablespons Agar (in replacement of gelatin)

Method

How to make the Mango Gummies…

  1. Peel and de-seed the mango and then add to your blender along with the lemon juice and vanilla essence. Blend until smooth and silky with no lumps.
  2. When measured the mixture should roughly measure 1 cup. If it measures more leave the excess mixture aside.
  3. Pour the mango into a saucepan and heat just until it starts to bubble. It is important not to boil it as it destroys the important vitamin C, stir through to make sure the entire mixture is fully hot then remove from the heat.
  4. Slowly sprinkle in the gelatin and whisk slowly until it is completely dissolved.
  5. Pour into moulds and then place in the refrigerator until completely set.

How to make the Blackberry Gummies…

  1. Add the blackberries to your blender along with the lemon juice and vanilla essence. Blend until smooth and silky with no lumps.
  2. Pour the mixture through a sieve to remove the little seeds.
  3. Pour the blackberries into a saucepan and heat just until it starts to bubble. It is important not to boil it as it destroys the important vitamin C, stir through to make sure the entire mixture is fully hot then remove from the heat.
  4. Slowly sprinkle in the gelatin and whisk slowly until it is completely dissolved.
  5. Pour into moulds and then place in the refrigerator until completely set.

For Vegan Gummies

  1. Dissolve the agar agar with your chosen flavour in a saucepan, then bring to the boil over a medium heat. Stir consistently boiling until the mixture becomes really thick. It is really important to boil agar until it becomes thick as it won’t set otherwise 😀 Pour into moulds and set in the fridge or freezer until solid. The pop out and enjoy!
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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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