Healthy Homemade Green Juice Gummy Bears, Sugar-Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Preservative Free, No Added Colors, or Artificial Flavoring.
No matter how old I get, I’ll never turn down a gummy bear.
I don’t know if it’s the chewy texture and fruity flavors that I love, or if it’s the nostalgia of being a kid that comes along with each bite.
About five years ago, I made some pretty healthy gummy bears on my blog. They ended up being a huge hit, but I think these green juice gummy bears are even better. Why? Well, they’re less work, take about fifteen minutes to make, they’re gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar-free, nut free, and paleo friendly. I’ve also decided to try out Vital Proteins this time, and I feel like it made a huge difference in the texture. Vital Proteins (tasteless) beef gelatin is a 100% pure collagen protein dietary supplement. It’s so good for your hair, skin, nails, your joints, and can improve your gut health. Instead of indulging in sugary gummy bears, these healthy alternatives are high in protein! They’ll add a punch of nutrients while giving you the candy fix. If you have kids, this would be such a fun activity and recipe to make with them! It’s a great way to get them to eat their fruits and vegetables too!
I found the cutest little inexpensive gummy bear molds online. If you don’t have molds or want to make these asap, you can just pour the mixture into any bowl or dish, and cut them into squares once they’ve chilled.
Let’s get to the juice.
You do not have to do green juice or follow my juice recipe. And if you don’t have a juicer, you can also purchase juice at the store for these. This recipe will work with any liquid.
I decided to stick with my go-to green juice recipe. I used lemons, green apples, kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, and a lot of ginger!
Once you’ve juiced all of your fruits and vegetables, you’ll want to remove the foamy layer off the top. But, don’t waste it! Add it to a different cup and drink it. That foamy layer has a ton of nutrients, and if you used a lot of ginger, it’ll have a nice kick to it! I think that was my favorite part.
Add one cup of the fresh juice to a pot, and another cup in a separate bowl.
Add seven tablespoons of the gelatin to the cup, mix well, and set aside.
The gelatin and the green juice will start to thicken. While that’s happening, heat the green juice in the pot on a medium heat. You don’t want it hot enough to boil, but hot enough where you can see the steam coming from the green juice.
Turn off the heat, and mix in the cold gelatin and juice mixture.
Continue to mix until the gelatin is completely dissolved, and stir in honey and spirulina (optional.)
Fill the gummy bear molds.
Refrigerate for about 10-13 minutes. I was shocked at how fast they became firm.
The gummy bears will pop right out of the molds!
Store them in the refrigerator.
You don’t have to have any self-control with these gummy bears. I was eating them by the handful. No shame 🙂
They tasted just like green juice in the form of a gummy bear! I loved them 🙂
Healthy Homemade Green Juice Gummy Bears
- 2 Small Lemons
- 1 Medium Cucumber
- 2 Cups Kale
- 2 Cups Spinach
- 3 Inches Ginger
- 2 Stalks Celery
- 1 Tsp Spirulina
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 7 Tbsps Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin
Juice your fruits and vegetables. Remove the foam layer from the top of your juice.
Add one cup of juice to a saucepan, and set aside an additional cup of juice.
Stir the gelatin into the cup of juice (that is not in the saucepan) Mix well, and set aside.
Heat the juice in the saucepan over medium heat until the juice starts to steam. Do not bring the juice to a boil.
Add the gelatin and juice mixture to saucepan with the warm juice. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved and no lumps remain.
Mix in the honey.
Fill molds with the mixture.
Refrigerate until firm. (about 10-13 minutes)
Store in the refrigerator.
Questions for you!
- Have you ever made homemade gummy bears?
- What flavor should I make next?
- Ginger or no ginger?