Friday, September 4, 2015

Arnold Palmer Gummies (AIP, Low FODMAP, Paleo)

Arnold Palmer Gummies (AIP, Low FODMAP, Paleo)

This weekend--Labor Day weekend in the US--might signal the unofficial end of summer, but the flavors of summer can continue year round with these Arnold Palmer-inspired gummies. 

Arnold Palmer Gummies (AIP, Low FODMAP, Paleo)

While lemonade & sweet tea can be consumed any time of the year, I find myself indulging in them more in the summer time than in the winter. Of course my methods for making said lemonade & tea have changed pretty drastically since I went AIP/Paleo--I’ve taught myself to drink “lemonade” with just filtered water + a generous splash of lemon juice, no sweetener, including the “allowed” ones like maple syrup and honey (high FODMAP alert). But when it comes to gummies, a little bit of sweetness is necessary to counteract the slight gelatin flavor. 

Arnold Palmer Gummies (AIP, Low FODMAP, Paleo)

I’ve been very intentional in my gelatin & collagen consumption since going low FODMAP in July to combat my stubborn case of SIBO. Collagen goes in my tea every morning. There’s almost always a batch of gelatin-rich gummies in the refrigerator, like my various test batches of this Arnold Palmer-inspired recipe. Barely sweetened panna cotta with low FODMAP berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries) is a regular occurrence.

Arnold Palmer Gummies (AIP, Low FODMAP, Paleo)

 While it is sort of difficult to report on how the gelatin/collagen is improving my digestive system & helping to heal my gut, I can most definitely notice an improvement in my skin, hair, & nails. Plus, a couple weeks ago, my new holistic dentist’s ultrasound scan of my jaw revealed some pretty extreme jaw cavitations (i.e. holes in my jaw) leftover from when I had my wisdom teeth extracted over a decade ago (I’ve posted more about this over on Instagram). I’m hoping that the gelatin/collagen will also aid in my (and my dentist’s) goals of stimulating my body to re-grow that bone & heal itself. When healing tastes as great as these gummies, I’ll totally take it ;)

Arnold Palmer Gummies

For the Tea...
1 large sachet of Rishi Tea Summer Lemon blend (each bag weighs around 8 g)
16 fl oz / 2 c Filtered Water
  1. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Place the tea sachet into a large liquid measuring cup. 
  2. Pour the boiling water over the tea sachet & allow to steep for 8 hours, first by cooling to room temperature & then placing the measuring cup in to the refrigerator. 

Note: if you can’t find Rishi Lemon Ice Tea blend, peel a couple thin strips of peel only (no white pith) from a washed lemon & steep it with a couple black tea sachets & the hot water. 

For the gummies 
1 3/4 c Steeped Tea (see above) 
39 g / 2 Tbl Grade B Maple Syrup
28 g / 4 Tbl Pasture-Raised Gelatin (NOT collagen--collagen will not gel!) 
a few drops of organic lemon essential oil, optional, or a couple strips of lemon peel (no pith) 
  1. Mix the tea & lemon juice in a medium sauce pan. Whisk in the maple syrup. Sprinkle the gelatin over the liquid & allow to bloom for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat the pan over medium heat, whisking gently, until the gelatin completely melts. 
  3. Remove from the heat & add the optional lemon oil, if desired. 
  4. Pour the liquid into silicone molds (I used this silicone mold or into a large baking dish. (I usually transfer the mixture to a liquid measuring cup for ease of pouring). 
  5. Refrigerate the molds for 2 hours, or until set. Gently pop the gummies out of the mold or cut them into squares.
  6. Store the gummies in the refrigerator. 

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  1. Hi! I really enjoy and appreciate your recipes! It is so nice to have another source of aip low fodmap recipes! I have been battling a stubborn case of sibo for going on a year. One thing I have learned in the past months is that gelatin/collagen/bone broth greater than a half cup are fermentable and contraindicated for sibo. I got this info from Dr Allison Siebecker and her sibo specific food guide. Also, Angie Alt at Autoimmune Paleo has talked about it in her sibo posts. I was sad to give up my sure did nice things for my skin. But I felt like I noticed an improvement tummy wise..I saw in another comment that you are following a supplement protocol suggested by Dr Pimentel! Do you mind sharing what some of those things are and if you find them to be helpful? Thank you!

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