Are you looking for more ways to support your gut health? Or maybe you’re feeling a bit run-down and in need of an immunity boost? How about a sweet treat that actually packs big bang-for-your-buck?
Then let me introduce: Ginger-Turmeric Kefir Gummies
As if the nutrient-rich, spicy-sweet flavors of ginger, turmeric and honey weren’t enough – I’ve added in even more gut-nourishing, immunity supporting and anti-inflamatory benefits with the addition of water kefir and grass-fed gelatin.
Grass-fed gelatin is known for it’s gut-healing attributes, as well as supporting healthy skin and connective tissue. So I’ve taken a good thing and made it even better with the gut-boosting benefits of Old Cossack Water Kefir.
What is Water Kefir you ask?
Water Kefir grains are cultured in a sugar-water solution. During the fermentation process, sugar is consumed and converted to a range of organic acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals to soothe and support your gut and energise your mind and body.
The term grains refers to the appearance of water kefir only, they don’t actually contain grains such as wheat or rye etc. They look and feel a bit like crystals made from jelly!
Like its better known cousin culture, milk kefir, water kefir is packed with a broad spectrum of probiotic bacteria. It is a delicious, dairy-free and vegan way to boost the diversity of your gut microbiome.Old Cossack Drinks Co
There’s so much goodness packed into these tummy gummies, but the biggest bonus: they’re quick and simple to make. Since we’re using water kefir for the flavour, there’s no mucking around with fruit or purees. Be warned though…. you’ll want to double (or triple) the recipe, they won’t stick around for long!
A Note on Substitutions: Feel free to try this with other flavours of water kefir if you’d like, you may want to reduce the honey, as some flavours will naturally be sweet already.
I haven’t tried this with any other brand of water kefir. Old Cossack is my personal favorite for their small-batch, traditional process, and their use of only fruit and vegetables for flavour (no added sweeteners after fermentation). You can find a list of where to buy them here.
If you’re not local to Queensland and using another brand, make sure to read labels and be aware of any added unnecessary ingredients. If you do make this with another water kefir, please let us know how it went in the comments below.
Autoimmune Protocol Friends: If you’re in the elimination phase of the AIP, please note that Ginger and Turmeric may have black pepper in it, so it is not elimination-phase friendly.
Here are the Old Cossack elimination-phase friendly flavors: Coconut Water, Organic Superberries, Ginger Beer, Mint Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade and Pear Cider.
If using another brand, again, remember to check your labels!
Emily’s Dietary Scorecard
|Gluten Free||Dairy Free||Nut Free||Low Sugars (all forms)|
|Grain Free||Soy Free||Egg Free||No Added Sweetener|
|Paleo||Low FODMAP||Nightshade Free||Delicious|
- 1 ¼ cups Ginger & Turmeric Water Kefir
- 2/3 cup filtered water
- 1 TBL honey*
- 4 TBL grass-fed gelatin**
- Place the 4 Tablespoons of grass-fed gelatin into a small (unheated) saucepan. Pour in the 2/3 cup of filtered water and stir to combine. The gelatin will absorb the water and have a thick, paste-like consistency.
- Add the honey to the saucepan and heat on low, stir to combine until gelatin mixture is dissolved and becomes liquid - it doesn't take long.
- Remove saucepan from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. You want the mixture warm, but not hot. (Hot would compromise the kefir's beneficial bacteria).
- Now gently fold in the 1¼ cups of kefir. Do this slowly to prevent foam/bubbles since kefir is carbonated.
- Pour into silicone molds or a glass dish and place in the fridge to solidify for at least 1 hour. Serve cold, or at room temperature for more of a 'lolly'-like texture. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week, but they really won't last that long :)
*Raw honey is ideal but not required (for it's added nutritional value) - any quality honey will work well. Note: If you have a sweet tooth, feel free to add more honey. I recommend tasting the mixture after folding in the kefir to see if it's to your liking.
This recipe makes 20 gummies in my silicone molds, which means 2 gummies = only ~¼ teaspoon of honey. Not bad when it comes to a lolly! (Plus they're loaded with good stuff).
** If you're looking for a vegan substitute for the gelatin, I think agar-agar would work well, but have not tried this myself just yet.
This post has been thoughtfully sponsored by Old Cossack Drinks Co.
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