One of the most common symptoms that presents to me as a Naturopath, is the struggle with constant sweet cravings. Although I will always endeavour to find the underlying cause, whether it’s investigating for imbalanced micro biome, testing for hormone imbalances and /or overcoming nutritional deficiencies, it’s helpful to have healthy options to offer in place of that sugar-filled block of chocolate or packet of lollies.
Introducing my Lemon Gummies- perfect for overcoming your sweet cravings by changing the taste in your mouth after meals, providing vitamin C for your immune system as well as gelatine for supporting your gut health. Plus they’re yummy enough to please even the little people in your home!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
1/2 cup fresh lemon or apple juice
1 cup water (if you prefer a creamy gummies you could use 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 water)
2.5 tablespoons gelatine
½ tbsp raw honey (optional)
4 drops doTERRA Lime Essential Oil (optional but not for the pregnant Mummas or young children)
Shaped ice cube trays, or moulds
What you’ll need to do:
Add the juice into a small saucepan.
Sprinkle over the gelatine and allow it soak up all the juice before starting to whisk.
Continue to stir the gelatine and juice over medium heat and the gelatin is well dissolved (don’t boil).
If using honey, add to saucepan with the essential oils and mix in.
Pour the mixture into shaped ice cubed trays and set in the fridge for 3 hours.
They can be stored in the fridge to enjoy for up to 2 weeks.
I’d love to hear what you think. Did your gummies creation help to curb your sweet cravings? Let us know on the @glowingmumma insta page :)
Image by @MalissaFedele