Usually Valentine’s day is filled with indulgences like copious amounts sweets & decadent meals, but we’re going a different route this year. Husband had a sinus procedure yesterday, so we’re in recovery mode for the next several days, making sure he fully heals as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
These blood orange gummies with kombucha pack a lot of good nutrients into each piece. They’ve got both the protein/amino acids found in gelatin & the good probiotics (especially excellent for replenishing after antibiotic usage) found in Kombucha. They’re slightly sweet, but not overly sugary. By leaving in the pulp in with the juice, they’re slightly reminiscent of marmalade & a bit more fiber-rich than traditional juice gummies. Because it’s Valentine’s Day & I already had the perfect mold, I made these gummies heart shaped. But certainly any other shape could be made, or they could be cut into squares.
Blood Orange Gummies with Kombucha
1 c (220 g) Blood Orange Juice/Pulp--approximately 2.5 medium blood oranges
4 Tbl (28 g) Grass Fed gelatin (red can)
2 Tbl (42 g) Honey
1 c Blood Orange Kombucha (I like this brand best)
- Remove the kombucha from the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature. Peel the blood oranges & divide into sections. Place into a high speed blender and puree. Measure out 1 cup or 220 g.
- Pour the juice/pulp into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Whisk to combine & allow to bloom for 5 minutes.
- Add the honey to the bloomed juice & heat over medium heat , whisking constantly, until the mixture just warms & liquifies. Remove from the heat and allow to cool down to body temperature--about 10 minutes.
- Whisk in the kombucha & transfer the mixture to a vessel with a spout for easier pouring. Portion into small silicone molds (place onto a plate or pan before pouring in the liquid for easy transport). Any leftover liquid can be poured into a glass dish or into ramekins.
- Refrigerate the molds/dish until firm, approximately 1-2 hrs. Gently, pop the gummies out of the silicone molds, or cut them into shapes. Store in the refrigerator.
Note: If you do not have access to blood orange kombucha, feel free to sub another flavor (ginger might be nice) or simply double the amount of blood orange juice.
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