I thought I’d show you how I hide strong tasting tincture in gelatin gummies. This method makes it rather easy to take those strong tasting herbs. 

I take 1 cup of juice, heat it on the stove and slowly whisk in 4 TBSP of grass fed gelatin. I whisk it until all the gelatin is dissolved then I pour it into a glass pyrex measuring cup.

I then pour the mixture into my silicone molds. There are tons of these on Amazon. I have boys so dinosaurs and legos won over, but you can get unicorns or bears or what not… just look up “ silicone candy mold” and you’ll have tons to choose from.

Then I drop my tincture dose into the mold with the gelatin goo, like I show in the video below…

***My kids like super chewy gummies, but if you like them softer use only 3 Tbsp of gelatin per one cup of juice instead. My kids think just the juice is not sweet enough on its own and we infuse stevia in the juice, but you can add in 2-3 Tbsp of maple syrup, birch xylitol, or sugar instead. I would advise making your first batch of gummies without adding your medicines. Play with the recipe and get it down to where your kids really love them before you add your precious tinctures to them.

The gummies get firm in about 20- 30 minutes. You can cool them down faster in the fridge. After that you can pop them out of the mold and store them in a jar in the fridge.

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When I make raw fruit gummies I run 1 cup of fruit (can be fresh or thawed frozen) in a food processor with 1/3  cup of water.  I pour the mixture into a saucepan and heat in on low. I add fresh stevia leaves (that I strain out later), but you could add 3 Tbsp of maple syrup, xylitol or sugar instead.

This is the Birch xylitol I like:

When it’s just about to simmer I slowly add in 4 Tbsp of gelatin until all the lumps are dissolved. Then I pour the mixture into a pyrex measuring cup.  I pour the fruit/gelatin mixture into the molds and add in the tincture dose we’re working with.

I really like ‘Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking’s clean cut video and her gummy recipe… one day I’ll learn to do this professional video stuff but in the mean time I’m just trying to give you information in the midst of parenting and Lyme…

Gemma uses lemon juice in her recipe but my little one is sensitive to citrus so I leave that ingredient out. 

I definitely prefer the whole fruit gummies and I use Gemma’s recipe with stevia as the sweetener. My kids love blueberry, cherry, peach, raspberry, and blackberry gummies. I do need to give watermelon a try!

We drink a lot of bone broth in the winter but in the summer my family doesn’t want hot beverages.  Gummies are a way to get keep getting that collagen, great nutrients, and digestive help in the summer heat.

My kids love to help make these and I think it is valuable for them to be a part of the medicine making process to better understanding what they are taking and why. 

P.S. I’ve also been known to hide tincture inside a teaspoon of jam, in smoothies or applesauce, or given in grape juice … Us parents have so many coping mechanisms…. I’ve love to hear from you about how you help your kids take their tinctures!

And what would an educational Lyme post be without some controversy…😉

I am a HUGE Lyme Ninja Radio fan. I so appreciate this interview with Dr. Kelly Halerman . At 48 minutes in she and Mackay discuss how bone broth, gelatin, and collagen can be a histamine trigger food and glutamate stimulator. The whole interview is great…… but now I need to go study hypothyroid supplementation and the cell danger response….  

Now I need to make you guys a video on how we make homemade herbal pills….

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